Our StoryA Team Of Elite Helicopter Pilots
About Heli Air Miami
Founded at the start of the pandemic in 2020, Heli Air Miami was born out of passion and dedication to the thrilling experience of helicopter flight. However, Founder, Wayne Ivarson, and all the Pilots at Heli Air Miami, Have been flying for much longer than just here at Heli Air, having all had jobs flying helicopters all around the world prior to this!
Meet Our Team
Our mission is simple – to share our excitement and deep-rooted love for helicopters with our clients, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences built on the foundations of honesty, integrity, and unparalleled professionalism.
Founder & CEO
At the heart of our operations is founder and CEO, Wayne Ivarson. Wayne's life has been intimately tied to helicopters since age 20. Now, with well over 2000 flight hours under his belt, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning across different helicopter types and terrains throughout the United States.
Working alongside Wayne is Chief Pilot Bryan Kasch, a seasoned flier with over 16 years of experience. Bryan eats, sleeps, and breathes helicopters! Bryan's commitment to his craft is so profound, he even has helicopter tattoos!
We're also super happy to have Victor Alves on board part time - Victor flies fire fighting missions in Yellowstone seasonally, and flies tours here with us in his off time!
Elite Helicopter Pilots
All of the Pilots at Heli Air Miami are at the very minimum, commercially rated helicopter pilots from the FAA. In addition, each Pilot undergoes an annual training program in house, and each Pilot also has attended the helicopter manufacturer’s training school. Our pilots are extremely proficient, and are all a very rare breed of people. To put it boldly, they don’t just hand out helicopter pilot licenses, there are less than 5,000 actively employed helicopter pilots in the United States. To put the qualifications of a helicopter pilot into perspective – the Astronauts of the Apollo program all had to learn how to fly helicopters because of the similarities and complexities to the lunar lander.
The Heli Air Miami Difference
Elevating Experiences Beyond Ordinary Helicopter Tours
The unique allure of a Heli Air Miami tour is the perspective it offers. Whether it’s the Miami Mega Tour, our most popular option, or one of our other carefully curated routes, our tours provide a viewpoint unlike any boat or plane trip. Expect to soar over iconic landmarks like South Beach, Star Island, and Brickell, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch sight of sharks, manatees, or stingrays in the waters below.
Safe, Reliable Helicopters
Safety and reliability guide our choice of aircraft, which is why we operate the globally trusted Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters. These versatile machines are known for their safety features, dependable performance, and affordability, making them the ideal choice for providing our customers with memorable and secure experiences.
Beyond Tours: Unforgettable Journeys
Each tour is designed to offer more than just a scenic flight; it’s an unforgettable journey that leaves a lasting impression. This commitment to our clients is reflected in our hundreds of 5-star Google reviews, a testament to our determination to offer not just a service, but an experience that encapsulates our passion and expertise.
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More Than A Helicopter Tour Company
Heli Air Miami goes beyond being just a tour company. To quote our company values, “We’re a people business that just happens to fly helicopters.” Owner, Wayne Ivarson, recalls one of his favorite memories since founding the company: “I think one of my favorite memories was actually of our first customer – He decided to propose to his girlfriend on the flight, it couldn’t have gone better, and gave such a positive start to the business. Since then we’ve had the honor of being a part of countless proposals and we’ve been super happy to help with each and every one of them!
Whether you’re planning a special event, looking for a unique way to see the city, or simply want to understand why we love helicopters so much, Heli Air Miami is ready to provide an unmatched aerial adventure.