Those in search of a way to tour Los Angeles in a safe and exciting manner can book a tour with the Los Angeles Helicopter Rides company. The tours allows passengers to see popular attractions like the Hollywood sign, Universal Studios, the downtown area, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Bowl, Catalina Island, the Sunset Strip, Beverley Hills, the beaches and coastline area, and the planetarium. The tour is a great option for those looking for a unique gift for anniversaries, birthdays or marriage proposals, but it also works well for real estate scouting, aerial photography, and vacation adventures. Helicopter rides leave from three airports in the Los Angeles area: El Monte, Van Nuys, and Whiteman. Passengers are not responsible for airport fees or airport taxes. The fleet of helicopters used by Los Angeles Helicopter Rides is safe, well-maintained and reliable. Pilots are FAA licensed, trained, and experienced. Tour guides are on each flight and help visitors spot the best attractions and sights during their flight. Guides are able to tailor their information to your needs, or allow you to just enjoy the view if you want a romantic experience where you can focus on your significant other. There is also a photographer on staff for those who need pictures and do not have the equipment or skill to capture them on their own. Helicopter doors are removed on photography tours, so prepare yourself for a true flying adventure.