Fly With Pittsburgh Helicopter Services

Vortex Helicopter Services provides professional helicopter services
to South Western Pennsylvania and unforgettable Pittsburgh helicopter tours.

Professional Pittsburgh Helicopter Services

Who doesn’t dream being at the top of a helicopter in Pittsburgh? The experience is one to look forward to and the view is something that many people hope to get at some time. There are many things that people can do while in the air and it is an experience that a person should get on their own. Pittsburgh is one of the most beautiful cities ever and you can see it best in the air. For that, you should get professional Pittsburgh helicopter services.

Vortex Helicopter Services is the team that you can trust for the best helicopter services. We are a team full of professionals who can give you the best experience in the air. We have a wide range of services that you can get and we have plenty of ideas that you can use to make your experience in the air exhilarating. We are an affordable company and we look to give people a proper view of Pittsburgh, PA. Whenever you want to get a helicopter ride, we are the team that you can rely on. Trust us to give you an experience like never before.

Check out our  Pittsburgh Special Events page for more information.


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 Helicopter Services in Pittsburgh

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.

Special Events

There is nothing more special than sharing a moment in the air with breathtaking views.

Summer Camps

Our summer camps introduce students to the wonders and excitement of aviation.
Now Open


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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Pittsburgh Helicopter Tours & More

Pittsburgh, PA is one of the best cities in the United States. The skyline is fantastic and trust us when we say the view is better from above. There is a lot of ground to cover in the city and if you are looking for the best experience learning the city, and fast, then helicopter tours should work for you. Professional Pittsburgh helicopter services include helicopter tours and we are the team that will give you the best one possible.

There are various packages when it comes to our helicopter tours. All packages have predetermined routes. We are also open to customized routes which we can discuss with you before the trip. The various packages include a 1-hour trip, 1-hour breakfast hop, 30-minutes breakfast hop, and a Pennsylvania from above tours. All the trips have different pricing ranges and you can contact us for more information.

Taking a tour can be exciting. However, the thrill of flying a helicopter on your own is unmatched. You will need sufficient training and licenses. Those who are in Pittsburgh, PA, can be at ease because Vortex Helicopter Services are here for you. We have a wide range of professional Pittsburgh helicopter services and one of those we enjoy most is pilot training. We have all the tools and experts to get your aviation journey started. We will ensure that you have all that you need to become a fully-fledged helicopter pilot.

We have the following helicopter pilot training packages:

  • Private pilot license
  • Commercial license
  • Instrument rating
  • Flight instructor ratings
  • Supplemental courses


Whichever one you are looking for; we have a reliable program that will help you grow into the pilot you want to be. Check out our pricing and packages or contact us. A member of our team will be there to answer you.

Advertising is something we must do on a regular basis. Anyone who owns a business understands that without marketing, things may quickly deteriorate. It is critical to advertise on a regular basis, and the platform should be one that effectively reaches the target demographic. Pittsburgh ariel advertising is the way to go if you want to get recognized quickly. Ariel advertising offers a variety of benefits, and the distance it spans can be critical for your business. You can use a banner to promote your services and more.

What makes ariel advertising in Pittsburgh so effective? The extent to which it can be used. In no time, your advertising efforts will be seen by a large number of people. The gesture is always appreciated, and it will make your agency or company appear to be a serious competitor in whatever industry you are in. Aerial advertising is bringing marketing to new heights, and with the help of a dependable helicopter service, you can do it right. To ensure that your marketing campaign is successful, specific places can be targeted and a time when people are most active can be chosen. Raise the bar on your marketing campaign with our banner towing services today!

For special event rides in Pittsburgh, Vortex Helicopter Services is the company to call. We are ecstatic when people make significant progress in their lives, and we will amplify your jump by lifting it into the air. Special occasions should be remembered for all the right reasons, and nothing beats a helicopter trip to do so. We are excited to make your time and event unforgettable.

What qualifies as a Pittsburgh special event is a question that many people have. Anything that is memorable to you counts with us. Our helicopter rides are suitable for a variety of purposes. Here are a few reasons why you might wish to hire a helicopter for a particular occasion:

  • Transport to parties, weddings, graduations, prom, and many more
  • In-flight proposals
  • Baby showers and gender reveals


There are many more special events that you can show up from the skies. Come to us for the best planning.

Aviation is a journey. It is a never-ending learning process, and the earlier a person begins, the better. With our helicopter program, Vortex Helicopter Services has one of the greatest and most unique summer camps in Pittsburgh. We give people the best possible start in aviation and help young people prepare for their future endeavors. Our helicopter summer camp is well-planned, with a diverse choice of activities available to participants. Some of the most important topics addressed in our helicopter summer camps are listed below:

  • Comprehensive ground school by a FAA rated instructor.
  • One hour of flying with an instructor.
  • Two to three hours of flying in helicopter for extra exposure.
  • Flying logbook.
  • FAA SFAR73 training endorsement.
  • Certificate of completion.
  • T-shirt.
  • Drinks and snacks (Bring own lunch)


Our students are exposed to aviation career opportunities in piloting, airports, air traffic control, maintenance repair and operation centers. We have limited slots and you should book now for a chance of a lifetime.

Nothing compares to the skyline of Pittsburgh. There are a number of tall buildings that are stunning to look at. Photographers are always seeking for the best method to get amazing views, and standing on top of the city’s tallest structure isn’t always the ideal option. A helicopter is the greatest way to get aerial photos in Pittsburgh, and Vortex Helicopter Services has everything you need. We have the greatest pilots and planes to take care of everything. With us, you can take your photos to a whole new level.

Our pilots have extensive expertise operating helicopters at all levels. We’ll provide you with the ideal perspectives for any project you’re working on. We’ll take you to the greatest shooting locations or to the locations you’ve requested. We’ll stay there when necessary and move at the angles and speeds you specify. We are a professional group, with all of our pilots having prior experience. We’ll pay attention to your requirements and make it all happen. You can count on us to provide the best full-service aerial photography Pittsburgh has to offer.

What Our Customers Experience
Based on 34 reviews
Joann Cenerosky
Joann Cenerosky
Carlos was absolutely amazing. He helped me fulfill part of my bucket list. It was the most awesome thing I've done yet. Carlos made me feel so comfortable doing something out of my comfort zone . I appreciate how accommodating and personable he was. I would fly with him anytime. Thank you Carlos for the best time ever . Joann Cenerosky
Michelle Suter
Michelle Suter
I can't express enough how wonderful our experience was with Vortex helicopter tour they went above and beyond to make our tour the best I ever had I would recommend them for your next tour they truly are amazing and made our tour memorable the best pilot ever thank you Vortex we will be flying with you again 🙂❣️
Hannah McBride
Hannah McBride
So, so much fun and oh so cool! The views are breathtaking! The main guy took us and he was so knowledgeable and personable. We’ll definitely be back to do the helicopter open door tour!
Brasia Davis
Brasia Davis
Dan G
Dan G
Sarah Hrovosky
Sarah Hrovosky
Nariaki Kitamura
Nariaki Kitamura
Brad Losner
Brad Losner
Carlos, Jacqueline, and their entire Family are awesome and super passionate about flying! My 9 yo son, 8 yo nephew, and I took a helo ride around Pittsburgh with Carlos and had an amazing time. Carlos was warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and safety conscious. Jacqueline cared for the rest of our family waiting for our return to the hanger and kept them informed of our flight progress. If you’re interested in an exhilarating flight experience and/or interested in pursuing aviation, go see Carlos and Jacqueline, they are wonderful! Thanks so much for a memorable big birthday adventure. Hope to see y’all again soon!
Sus man Sue man
Sus man Sue man
It’s amazing great flying amazing pictures
Team Mocha Rose
Team Mocha Rose
The sunset tour with Vortex was a truly amazing experience! I am not exaggerating when I say that it was unforgettable-- spectacular sunset views of the city and a very fun and competent pilot & crew. We had our company holiday party in a helicopter and it was the best decision we could have made. Highly recommend, 10/10 would book again~

Tours (Coming soon)

Currently, our focus is on pilot training so our tours are only running upon special request.
However, we plan on bringing our tours back soon, so stay tuned!

If you have any questions you can visit our FAQ page or send us an inquiry on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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