Fly With Us

Vortex Helicopter Services provides professional helicopter services to South Western Pennsylvania and the city of Pittsburgh.


Safety First

The safety of our passengers, students and crew is our top priority.

Experienced Crew

Our crew is committed to ensure a safe and efficient flight experience.


Our aircraft meet and exceed regulatory and manufacturer maintenance requirements.

Pennsylvania From The Air

1 Hour Day Trip
Pre-determined or customized route
2 passengers - $376 per passenger
3 passengers - $312 per passenger
Sunset Flights
End your day with a beautiful sunset over Pittsburgh
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Sunrise Flights
Start your day of with a beautiful sunrise
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Our Services

Pilot Training

We provide training to novice as well as experienced pilots and offer a vast range of supplementary pilot training courses.

Banner Towing

Helicopter aerial advertising guarantees that you draw the attention of a captivated audience.

Summer Camps

Our summer camps introduce students to the wonders and excitement of aviation.
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Experience a unique view of Pittsburgh's iconic bridges weaving between streets of modern and historic architecture.
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Aerial Photography

We capture high quality imagery and videos customized for your individual needs.

We cannot wait to meet you!

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Take Flight with The Grinch!

Come fly with the Grinch with Vortex Helicopter Services at Finleyville Airport on 4 & 5 December.

Give your family an unforgettable holiday experience during a helicopter flight with the Grinch himself, and make memories that will last forever.

Only $75 (excl vat) per person. Minimum of 2 seats for a booking.

Grinch flight experience includes:

  • Photo with The Grinch
  • Cookies and hot cocoa
  • Special Grinch keepsake gift for all children under 12
  • 10 minute helicopter ride with the Grinch (3 seat maximum per flight)

We take bookings on a first come, first serve basis. For reservations, contact us at or call us at (724) 206-6562