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With over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every aspect of our operations.

We are passionate about aviation and dedicated to delivering excellence. We continuously invest in training, stay abreast of the latest industry advancements in order to maintain the highest safety standards.

Our professionalism is matched by our commitment to safety.

Services Tailored For You

30 Minute Tours

Our scenic flights offer a unique perspective of the city's iconic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods.

60 Minute Tours

Prepare for an awe-inspiring adventure as you take to the skies above Pittsburgh.

Pilot Training

Developing safe and independent pilots.

Air Safety Courses

Developing ongoing safety awareness.

Special Events

Unforgettable memories.


Seize the moment and let your aspirations take flight.

Our Reviews From Our Clients

Ted HosaflookTed Hosaflook
08:31 24 Oct 23
Excellent Company with experienced pilot operating safe and well maintained helicopters.
Joann CeneroskyJoann Cenerosky
00:35 09 Sep 22
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 SuterMichelle Suter
11:45 16 May 22
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 AughenbaughHannah Aughenbaugh
14:25 03 Apr 22
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 DavisBrasia Davis
20:29 20 Feb 22
Team Mocha RoseTeam Mocha Rose
20:06 06 Jan 22
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~
01:56 12 Nov 21
Top notch!!, unparalleled safety, instruction, guidance, and skill! I would NEVER trust my children’s lives in the hands of any other! Both of our children had an amazing experience and now both are continuing instruction with Carlos Cabral with Vortex. Carlos’ piloting expertise and experience speaks worlds of his skill and ability to teach and provide safe flight no matter what the circumstances. I just cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Vortex.
jed rebarjed rebar
19:16 11 Nov 21
I can’t express how much I love this company. They go above and beyond for every customer that walks thru the hanger door. Jacqueline the owner made sure I had everything I needed to get enrolled as a student in Vortex helicopters training program. This business is woman owned and family operated. Carlos is the TRUTH. He is one of the best instructors I’ve ever met. I will be doing whatever it takes now to be a commercial helicopter pilot.
RJ PannellRJ Pannell
03:21 06 Sep 21
Thank you Vortex Helicopter Services for an absolutely incredible and unforgettable experience. My brother and I decided to book a helicopter tour of the city spontaneously after looking online for fun things to do in our time in Pittsburgh. Let me say, we were not let down and our expectations were blown way out of the water. It was both of our first times in a helicopter and Carlos gave us all the instruction and help we needed to feel safe and comfortable, his wife Jacqueline was so friendly and accomodating while over the phone. It truly was such a wonderful experience and I can’t wait until the next time I get to opportunity to go in a helicopter. Thank you so much Carlos and Jacqueline. If you’re ever in the Pittsburgh area looking for an incredible experience and view of the city, please consider booking a tour with them! We couldn’t have had a better first experience and look forward to visiting again. You will definitely have an incredible time if you decide to book a flight with them!

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