If you are thinking of realizing the dream of flying by helicopter and knowing all the beauties of Rio de Janeiro from this new perspective, you need to prepare yourself to live the adventure. Overall, there are not many problems or restrictions for those who want to take the helicopter ride, but there are some tips that will make your ride more fun and safe. Write them down:
1- Avoid heavy meals before the ride.
It is a common thing helicopters balance during a flight, thus, some people may end up feeling sick during the ride. In special situations, depending on weather conditions and wind, the aircraft can swing more and aggravate this situation. In this sense, it is important to avoid consuming heavy foods or overfeeding minutes before the ride.
2- Preference for closed shoes
To ensure the safety and comfort of passengers during the flight, it is advisable to wear tight comfortable shoes, such as sneakers. Avoid open shoes such as sandals and slippers, especially on a doors-off flight, as there is a risk of shoes falling off the aircraft during the ride.
3- Wear sunglasses
In addition to protecting your eyes, sunglasses will ensure you see the landscape in better way. At certain times, the incidence of the sun’s rays may be more intense, making it difficult to get a good view of the sights and beauties of Rio de Janeiro. So, wear sunglasses during your helicopter ride.
4- Pass the sunscreen on
Since it is important to protect eyes, it is also important to protect the skin from the sun’s rays. Remember that you will be flying over one of the hottest cities in the country. No wonder there is a song called “Rio 40 Degrees”.
5- Do not place objects outside the helicopter.
Helicopters have a small window, which can be opened to take pictures with better quality. However, it is not allowed to put your arm out, even if it is to take pictures. Besides running the risk of losing the camera or cell phone, it may cause an accident.
6- Don’t tamper with helicopter flight controls
Some people board next to the pilot and take advantage to have the same privileged view of the professional, however, it is fundamental be aware of not tampering with helicopter controls. The risk of accident is high, and only the pilot can manipulate controls.
7- Do not go to the rear of the helicopter
At the back of the helicopter is a large propeller, called tail rotor, which can be seen and accessed from outside the aircraft. It is very important passengers pay attention and do not enter this area, nor try to reach propellers because risks of serious accidents are enormous. Parents should alert children and take care of them so that they do not get hurt.
8- If you have any question, ask
If you have questions about any security procedure or something else, do not hesitate to ask. The pilot, as well as the entire team of the Comandante Nobre can answer and answer all your questions before, during, and after the flight.
It is worth mentioning that before starting the helicopter ride, the team of the Comandante Nobre provides all necessary guidelines to ensure a pleasant and safe ride to all passengers.
Now that you are prepared for the flight, be sure to check out our helicopter tour packages in Rio de Janeiro.