We would like to explain how a helicopter works. How does it fly? Why can it fly backwards? Can he move slowly or stand still? Can he spin? To answer these questions in advance: Yes, it can and much more!
Questions? - How it works - Cape Town Helicopters in South Africa
Get in, go up, fly off, stand still or just fly backwards. The special flight characteristics of a helicopter make it possible to take to the air straight from a standing position. Then the streets, cars and people get smaller and smaller until you can only see lines. Big mountains become more expressive, like Table Mountain in Cape Town or the Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro. A sightseeing flight is always an impressive experience. Then it depends on the type. Whether with a small or a large helicopter can make a difference. We offer modern and quiet helicopters, but we also fly with the legend - The Huey Helicopter.
As is well known, rotary wing aircraft can move very slowly, stand still, fly backwards or move in circles. Thanks to its rotatable rotor blades, which provide propulsion or lift, it is a true artist of the air. By adjusting the rotor blades, the pilot can influence the vertical movement, by angling the back or forward movement is controlled. The tail rotor has the task of stabilization in helicopter flights and, on the other hand, it ensures the right direction when turning left or right.
Very slow maneuvers are particularly difficult for the pilot when he controls the aircraft while hovering during whale watching in Hermanus so that the flight is stable for the passengers. Especially difficult when the wind blows a little more on the Atlantic coast! Here routine and skill are required so that the helicopter flight runs safely.
If the rotors fail, it usually does not lead directly to a crash. Pilots with a lot of experience steer the machine diagonally downwards. So the rotor blades keep turning and a crash landing takes place, which is usually mild.
You will be surprised by the maneuverability, especially when you take a flight in the old military helicopter - The Huey Helicopter. The machine even masters maneuvers in front of a high mountain.
The view is beautiful with the doors open (on request) because there are no wings. Some models even have a glass bottom and the view is first class. The advantage is that with fly-in safaris you can recognize a lot early and take wonderful souvenir pictures.
You don't need to be afraid of the speed, because the flight performance is around 200 to 300 km per hour. We rarely reach an altitude of 1,500 meters on sightseeing flights around Table Mountain. We could reach a maximum height of 5,000 meters. Slow flights with a low altitude are the best choice, especially when watching animals or in the Cape Town winelands! More information: Cape Town Wine Tours
Discover wonderful landscapes on a helicopter flight from a bird's eye view and experience a wonderful day of vacation. With a helicopter sightseeing flight you have the most beautiful views of the greatest sights.
If you've got a taste for a helicopter sightseeing flight, we look forward to your inquiry.
Your Cape Town Helicopter Team