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AV8 Flight Air Tours: Parley Lake Winery

Helicopter Air Tours Available Saturdays through November

AV8 Flight operates a fleet of rotor-wing helicopters providing an immersive low-to-the-ground experience. They can nimbly tour Minnesota’s cities and natural landscapes, not to mention provide virtually-unobstructed views for all passengers. It’s easy to schedule! We’ll see you at Parley Lake Winery!

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Select the date and time of your choice! Easy booking and an enjoyable air tour. Packages available. Experience the magic of flight!

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Terms & Conditions

Weight restrictions apply:
Total combined passenger weight must not exceed 600 lbs
Individual passenger weight must not exceed 300 lbs (seat limit)
I.E. Three Passengers that average 200 Ibs each or in any combination that equal 600 Ibs without exceeding the 300Ibs per seat limit.

Cancellation policy:
Please be advised that our policy for cancellations does not include any refunds. With the nature of our business related to adverse weather and safety conditions, we will happily reschedule any flight with reasonable notice at no additional cost or charge, so you do not lose your purchase.
Changes to scheduled reservations should be made no less than 2 days in advance to avoid any additional rescheduling costs, unless approved by management.

Riders who have physical health conditions or health concerns such as broken bones, pregnancy, or other conditions, may be ineligible to participate. Please consult the office or the pilot for determination of eligibility. All participants must have a valid photo ID (Passport, Drivers License, or State ID) children accompanied by a Legal Guardian are not required to have a Photo I.D. unless they are 16 years of age or older.

All helicopter flights may be canceled by the Pilot due inclement weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain, fog, or other phenomenon. The flight will be rescheduled at no additional cost if this occurs but there are no refunds.

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Helicopter sightseeing flights are incredibly memorable experiences, and we want all guests to enjoy the thrill of flight. As a company, our number one priority is safety, and we’ve designed our passenger experience to reflect our commitments to safety and providing an enjoyable flight.

AV8 Helicopter Air Tours Fleet – Reliability & Comfort

Our fleet consists of late-model  helicopters that are stored at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, MN. They undergo frequent and thorough inspections by trained aircraft technicians within our own maintenance facility. We take great care to ensure they are equipped with the latest equipment and avionics.

Robinson R44

Trusted, Proven, Dependable: Built in Torrance, CA, the Robinson R44 “Raven” is currently one of the most popular helicopters in the world, and it’s easy to see why. Its roomy cockpit seats four (three passengers and a pilot), and, because of its large windows, there’s no such thing as a bad seat in an R44.

Capacity: 3 passengers
Useful Load: 1,005 pounds
Range: ~300 nautical miles

Robinson R66

Advanced, Turbine-Driven, Powerful: The Robinson R66 is a more-powerful and slightly-larger variant of the R44. Propelled by a Rolls Royce turbine engine, the R66 can carry five (four passengers and a pilot) and plenty of cargo. It is the most-advanced helicopter currently in our fleet, and we’re very proud to have one of the only R66s available for air tours in the Twin Cities.

Capacity: 4 passengers
Useful Load: 1,300 pounds
Range: ~350 nautical miles

AV8 Air Tour Questions & Answers

FAQ: Helicopter Air Tours

Questions and answers about vineyard air tours costs, flight capacity, safety, scheduling, preparation, and selection.

See the form or click the “Book Now” link to get started scheduling.

At Parley Lake Winery, check in with a representative when you arrive.

Riding any vehicle – including cars, buses, and motorcycles – is associated with some level of risk. All of our pilots are commercially-rated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and most are also Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs). They have, at minimum, several hundred hours behind the controls of helicopters. Our number one priority is safety, and we take great steps to maximize safety, including canceling flights due to weather, air traffic, or safety concerns.

Yes! You’ll receive a safety briefing and then climb aboard. Your pilot will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the flight and what to expect.

Take off from your departure location and travel the planned route (subject to weather, aviation safety, or air traffic restrictions).

Grab your camera and be ready to take photos of landmarks and the vineyard throughout your air tour experience.

Weight restrictions apply: Total combined passenger weight must not exceed 600 lbs. Individual passenger weight must not exceed 300 lbs (seat limit). Example: Three passengers that average 200 Ibs each or in any combination that equal 600 Ibs without exceeding the 300Ibs per seat limit.

See appointment scheduling for details on individual packages and flights.

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