“I love LA,” says the song, and whether you’re taking in Hollywood in all its Tinseltown glamor (not to mention flying over the Hollywood sign in your chartered helicopter) or checking out the many other entertainment and tourist attractions offered by this incredible, history-filled city on the West coast. It could take days to see all that Los Angeles has to offer, but you could start with Nethercutt Museum’s collection of antique cars. There’s also the California Science Center, where one of the space shuttles is on display, and famous Griffith Observatory, which has been featured in many different Hollywood films. Take in a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, or stop by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like ships, you could also check out the Battleship USS Iowa, the only battleship moored on the West Coast. And there’s the famous Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, home to many amazing shows (and an architectural wonder in its own right). If you like movies, be sure to visit Universal Studios Hollywood, and if something a little more traditional and family friendly is your thing, you could always visit Six Flags Magic Mountain. Los Angeles also features the famous La Brea Tar Pits, Madame Tussauds wax museum, and Dodger Stadium. Book your Los Angeles helicopter charter today!
No matter what you plan to do in Los Angeles, getting around by helicopter is the quickest, easiest, and most fun way to travel and see the “City of Angels”. Los Angeles makes it so easy to get around by private helicopter for the simple fact that there are not only so many airports, but even more helicopter landing pads! If you know Los Angeles you know how hard it can be to get around by car (and don’t even think about public transportation) and with everything being so spread out for the nation’s second largest city it’s no doubt that a helicopter charter or private helicopter is by far the best way to go.
Whether you’re looking to see Los Angeles from a new angle in the sky (and quite frankly the best!) or just want to be practical and get from point A to point B as quickly as possible and avoid the headache of ground transportation, we got your covered. Just fill out the form to the left or give us a call 24/7 and we’ll be more than happy to assist you in booking your private helicopter or helicopter charter in Los Angeles today!
Incredible Los Angeles is known as the City of Angels, and for good reason. The largest city in California is also one of the biggest in the United States, second only to New York City when it comes to population. Spanning and area of almost 470 square miles, Los Angeles is a thriving and dynamic hub of commerce, culture, and especially entertainment and tourism. Its incredible economy makes it a global city that is home to millions of people. It is sixth among cities in the world and also ranks highly in terms of “global power.” All manner of professional and cultural activities take place here. The cities Gross Metropolitan Product is calculated in the hundreds of billions of dollars. This is a city that hosted the Summer Olympics not once, but twice — once in 1932 and then again in 1984. It is a city rich in history that once represented the “frontier” of the American West. Today, while Los Angeles is still wild, it is anything but uncivilized. It is still incredible and interesting, worthy of a visit for business or pleasure o matter what the occasion. What better way to see such an incredible city than by private, chartered helicopter?
According to Wikipedia, LA is a global city whose strengths include “business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research and has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area (CSA) has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production. Additionally, Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984.” Los Angeles is also a city rich in history, and this includes hits founding.
Looking Back on the History of the City of Angels
The area we now know as Los Angeles once belong to the Spanish. It was then acquired by Mexico. Until the 1800s it was part of the United Mexican States, then became the Republic of California. It became part of the United States in 1848. Railroads from the East, painstakingly carved through the landscape to the tune of hundreds of dead men, finally connected California to the rest of the continent in 1869. Many people don’t know that Hollywood, which was established prior to the Roaring Twenties, was built all the way on the West Coast for a very specific reason: To put it out of the reach of the patent holder(s) of the film and technologies used to make movies. Back then, it simply wasn’t feasible to sue someone from across the country, so establishing Hollywood in California kept it safe from the economic consequences of the purloined technologies used to make films. The demand for movies helped make Hollywood successful even despite the Great Depression of the 1930s.
When World War II came, the Los Angeles area turned to manufacturing to support the war effort. Six aircraft manufacturers were based in Los Angeles. These included Lockheed, North American Aviation, Hughes, Douglas, Northrop, and Vultee. Per Wikipedia, more planes were built in a year in wartime LA than were built in all of the years prior to the war. “Manufacturing in Los Angeles skyrocketed, and as William S. Knudsen, of the National Defense Advisory Commission put it, ‘We won because we smothered the enemy in an avalanche of production, the like of which he had never seen, nor dreamed possible.’ Following the end of World War II, Los Angeles grew more rapidly than ever, sprawling into the San Fernando Valley. The expansion of the Interstate Highway System during the 1950s and 1960s helped propel suburban growth and signaled the demise of the city’s electrified rail system, once the world’s largest.”
Through its history, Los Angeles has not been without its problems. There were the Watts Riots, for example, which took place in the 1960s, marking a low point in race relations in the United States (or, if you want to look at it that way, perhaps a turning point). The Los Angeles area again saw race-related riots in the 1990s, when the Rodney King verdict came back and residents of the city started burning, looting, and attacking their neighbors. Los Angeles has also seen its share of lurid celebrity scandals, too, such as the low-speed police chase of a white Ford Bronco containing OJ Simpson (who would later, famously, be found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife and another man).
The Many Attractions of Los Angeles
We think the best way to see Los Angeles and take in its many interesting points is by private chartered helicopter. That’s the great service we offer, and we think it’s one you’ll really appreciate. To appreciate Los Angeles, though, you have to get a feel for its sprawling geography. There are more than 80 districts and neighborhoods in LA (some of which you are familiar with through rap songs and other popular entertainment in which the names of these areas figure prominently). These include Brentwood, Century City, Pacific Palisades, Koreatown, Hollywood, Hancock Park, the Hollywood Hills, Benedict Canyon, Bel Air, Westwood, Silver Lake, the Downtown Financial District, Venice, Baldwin Hills, Watts, and West Adams.
Popular Los Angeles Helicopter Charter Routes
We can charter you to or from the below destinations. Below are just some of our popular routes, but we can certainly accommodate additional locations as well, just ask!
Los Angeles LAX Airport
Downtown Los Angeles/Staples Center
Van Nuys VNY Airport
Santa Ana John Wayne SNA Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
Santa Monica Airport
Palm Springs PSP Airport
Thermal TRM Airport
San Diego SAN Airpot
According to Wikipedia, among the city’s many famous landmarks are “…Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Angels Flight, the Kodak Theatre, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Center, the Getty Villa, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Sign, the Bradbury Building, Hollywood Boulevard, the Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles City Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Theme Building, Battleship USS Iowa, the Watts Towers, the Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, La Placita Olvera/Olvera Street and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Sunset Bridge.”
Griffith Park observatory is especially prominent because it has featured in many, many movies. It is the site of several scenes throughout the immensely popular Terminator franchise, for example, and has been seen in many other movies, sometimes in the background, and sometimes prominently as a major filming location. Imagine taking in so famous a site as Griffith Observatory from the air in your own private chartered helicopter! It is truly a sight, whether you see it by day or even by night, when the city lights up like an amazing gallery of fireworks.
Periodically, the Los Angeles area, thanks to its position on the San Andreas fault, has seen its fair share of earthquakes, something the local residents have become accustomed to. Ten thousand earthquakes of various strength occur in Southern California every year. The residents of LA can’t feel most of these, but a major earthquake in the 1990s rocked the city and did significant damage. You may remember television footage of an elevated highway that collapsed during the powerful quake. Previous quakes in decades before also did major damage to the city, and Los Angeles sits low enough that tsunami risk after a big quake is pretty significant. Still, the residents of Los Angeles take all these (and the occasional wildfires, some of which threatened the area in the Nineties and again since) in stride. They are happy, for the most part, to trade these issues for the beautiful climate of the area, and for the rich culture and entertainment available to be sampled.
Los Angeles doesn’t get much rain to dispel pollution, which can accumulate for days. Fifteen inches of rain, in fact, fall on Los Angeles during the winter and spring months, but these are fairly moderate. Snow, while not impossible, is very rare. And as you can imagine, during the summers, Los Angeles can get very hot. The record high temperature is 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The record low is only a few degrees below freezing. Smog used to be a major problem in Los Angeles, but contemporary pollution controls have helped cut down on that issue. There is, though, a “smog season,” which runs between the spring and the fall. These are minor bumps in what is a beautiful climate for most of the year. This means that Los Angeles is the perfect place for business convention and tourist sightseeing, vacations and other trips in and out of the city. You should strongly consider taking a private chartered helicopter tour in order to fully enjoy everything that Los Angeles has to offer.
Los Angeles has a powerful economy that makes it a center of international trade (and entertainment and music, as we’ve discussed). It’s also a center of aerospace, technology, and petroleum development. Even though manufacturing has decreased in the United States in recent years, Los Angeles is the biggest manufacturing area in the Western United States. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together make the area the fifth-busiest port in the world. Trade within the Pacific Rim goes through this port, and the greater Los Angeles area has a Gross Metropolitan Product of nearly 800 billion dollars a year. This means Los Angeles ranks number three in the world among major urban economies. In fact, compared to the nations of the world, the Los Angeles area is the fifteenth largest global economy.
Among the Fortune 500 companies and other thriving businesses that call the Los Angeles area home are Hanmi Bank, Herbalife, J2 Global Communications, The Jim Henson Company, KB Home, Korn/Ferry, Latham & Watkins, Mercury Insurance Group, Oaktree Capital Management, O’Melveny & Myers, Pabst Brewing Company, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Premier America, 20th Century Fox, American Apparel, California Pizza Kitchen, The Capital Group, Capstone Turbine, The Cheesecake Factory, Cathay Bank, City National Bank, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, DeviantArt, Far East National Bank, Farmers Insurance Group, Fox Entertainment Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Guess?, Premiere Radio Networks, Rentech, Sunkist, The TCW Group, Reliance Steel and Aluminum, AECOM, CBRE Group, Tutor Perini, Occidental Petroleum, Health Net, , Tokyopop, Triton Media Group, United Online, VCA Antech, and Viking Cruises.
Los Angeles offers plenty of performing arts to which you could travel by helicopter. There are hundreds of theater productions taking place throughout the city no matter when you look, and they have a number of great venues in which to perform. Some of these are very famous and include the Los Angeles Opera, the Center Theater Group, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Museums available in the area include the Paul Getty Trust, the Fox Plaza, the Battleship Iowa, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Crime is down in Los Angeles, and the city is more fun than ever before. One thing to consider, though, is that getting around Los Angeles can be no picnic. The city boasts many multilane superhighways, but traffic in Los Angeles can be incredibly busy. According to Wikipedia, per an annual urban mobility report, Los Angeles is the most congested city in all of the united States, in terms of the delay each traveler experiences. “The average traveler in Los Angeles experienced 72 hours of traffic delay per year according to the study. Los Angeles was followed by San Francisco/Oakland, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, (each with 60 hours of delay).” This makes traveling the city by private chartered helicopter, to see the sites or get to your meeting or convention, is that much better an idea. Don’t delay any longer! Contact us today and see how we can make your trip above and through Los Angeles the best it can possibly be. Let us show you just how fast and entertaining a private chartered helicopter can make your journey! It all starts when you contact us today.
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