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Westslope FAQ

View the list FAQ list below to answer all your questions:

  • How Many People Can Fit in the Helicopter?
    The helicopter is configured with 4 total seats - Pilot and 3 passengers assuming weight and balance requirements can be met. Certain times only Pilot and 2 passengers will be able to go.
  • How Far Can We Travel?
    All tours must originate and terminate from the same point. Westslope can not transport occupants from one point to another.
  • What do I bring?
    Bring a camera/cell phone for pictures, a bottle of water with a lid, appropriate clothing, and a bag or tote to store your things so they are not loose.
  • What should I wear?
    Wear dark clothing so that there will be less reflection in the windows for your pictures.
  • Will there be turbulence?
    Be aware that though helicopters do experience less turbulence than small airplanes, tours will still encounter bumps of varying degrees. Keep in mind, flights from mid-day on will be bumpier than early flights due to heating throughout the day. If any passenger is worried about turbulence, early flights are a better choice.
  • Should I be concerned about the weather?
    Do be prepared for possible weather delays or cancelations- Safety is our first priority!
  • Are the pilots trained professionals?
    Our pilots are thoroughly trained & Commercially rated.
  • Are the helicopters well-maintained and safe?
    Westslope aircraft are maintained to the highest possible level and are kept 100% up to date with all faa-required services.
  • Are the helicopters comfortable?
    The helicopter is a Robinson R44 Raven II with a 540cu engine, leather seats, heat, and a/c for comfort. These helicopters offer a safe, quiet ride with fantastic visibility.
  • When should I arrive for my tour?
    Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your tour so the pilot can go over a quick briefing and get everyone loaded up and buckled in.
  • Are we able to talk during the flight?
    High quality headsets are provided to each guest during the flight for hearing protection and communication between all occupants of the aircraft.
  • Can we fly over Glacier National Park?
    Unfortunately, due to regulations, we can no longer fly into Glacier Park itself. We can fly within 1/2 mile of its border and still see amazing views. We respect the peace and tranquility of the park, its visitors, and the wildlife.
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