Proudly Serving Mammoth Lakes, June Lakes, Lee Vining, Bridgeport, Bishop, Lone Pine, Independence and the greatest part of The Sierra / The Eastern Sierra
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SkyTime Helicopter Air Tours
See What's Out There in Mammoth Lakes California! 


Pricing & Policies

Travel Time Fly, SkyTime Helicopter Air Tours

"Technology is wonderful, the helicopter, in its variety of forms, is still one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring invention in the modern world. It simultaneously defies gravity, provides freedom, and bends the rules of Time Travel."


Discounts & Savings

Call for Daily Discounts and Specials - 321-247-8687

Special Slow Season Deals - Winter Specials, Summer Specials

Call (321) AIR- TOURS for our Up- To-The-Minute Daily Specials

Frequently we have deals and discounts available.

When we have openings in our calendar or last minute cancellations, we will have special offers available. These discounts and savings can only be found out by calling our office (321) AIR-TOUR  /  (321) 247-8687

 *Minimum 2 Passenger or 4 Passengers Respectively*

"Today Only Special" are limited to one per day and only available for certain times call now to lock prices and get on our schedule and get "Daily Discount Today Specials Special" pricing.
Tours may have additional passengers added. Persons Size and Weight limitations apply.

Tours subject to availability and weather.

“SkyTime’s Peregrinations”

2016 Pricing & Tours, FIRST CLASS TOURS 

Approx. 10 Minutes
$123 Per Person*
Now Only $88 Per Person* 
(4 person minimum)

Approx. 40 Minutes
$485 Per Person*
Today Only $365 Per Person*
"Daily Special"

Approx. 20 Minutes
$245 Per Person*
Today Only $165 Per Person* 
(4 person minimum)

Approx. 50 Minutes
$605 Per Person*
Today Only $405 Per Person*
"Daily Special"

Approx. 30 to Minutes
$365 Per Person*
Today Only $245 Per Person*
(4 person minimum)

Approx. 60 Minutes
$725 Per Person*
Today Only $485 Per Person*
"Daily Special"

Contact us to reserve tour times and availability. Reservations are required in order to receive seasonal "Specials" and Discounts.

10, 20 and 30 minute flights require 4 pasengers minimum. 40, 50 and 60 minutes flights require 2 pasengers minimum.*

Gratuity not included in ticket price.

 ** Gratuity is never expected but always greatly appreciated. **


SkyTime suggests 1 to 1 ½ hours for a quality photo flight. 

One hour, (1.0) flight hour for $1,445 - One and a half hours, (1.5) flight hour $2,000

For multiple hour discounts may apply. Commercial photography or videography flights have a three hour minimum, additional pilot time and surcharges. Call for details.

For all, atypical flights there could be standby, ferry, fuel, landing charges, taxes and surcharges etc. added. Call for estimate (321) AIR-TOUR / (321) 247-8687 


“La Discovery” 
Convict Lake and Mount Morrison
See the beauty of Convict Lake and Mount Morrison elevation 12,241ft nicknamed the “Eiger of the Sierra.” it surrounds Convict Lake. Mount Morrison’s has Fulgurites on top, natural hollow glass tubes, formed by lightning strikes acting on certain types of sand and soil. Convict Lake was named after convicts escaped from Carson City prison and hid out near the lake in 1871.

($88 per person / 4 person per flight minimum / 10 minutes)


"La Vista”
Mammoth and June Mountains & Lakes Tour
Mammoth was found in 1877, when prospectors found gold in Mineral Hill, causing the gold rush. Mammoth Mt. at over 11,059 ft and growing is a sizable lava dome that is still active with minor eruptions and steaming vents. Mammoth is the highest ski resort in California and is still growing. Mammoth Lake and nearby June Lake are just southeast of Yosemite National Park and shares the beauty. June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, and Grant Lake are connected by Reversed Creek that eventually flows into Mono Lake. A glacier formed this looped horseshoe-shaped canyon. Carson Peak, Dream Mountain, and Horsetail Falls are just some of the sights you will see on this vista of freedom that opens in front of you.

(Approx. 20 Minutes)


“La Wizard”
The Minaret Summit
Our most desired voyage and a bit magical. The dividing of two glaciers that left a series of jagged peaks in the Eastern Sierra Mountains formed The Minarets. The peaks bear a certain resemblance to the minarets of Islamic mosques and are a prominent and exceptionally famous feature in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. We will follow the yellow brick road, over Reds Meadow, Rainbow Falls, Mammoth Mountain & Lakes, June Mountain & Lakes, Gull Lake, Reversed Creek, Silver Lake & Meadow, Carson Peak, Dream Mountain, Rush Creek, Thousand Island Lake, Horsetail Falls, Ritter Range, The Minarets, Mount Ritter, Banner Peak, see the Long Valley Caldera, many Craters, Mountains, Lakes and see a great deal more. All SkyTime’s tours are extendible and our most popular tour is the extended “La Wizard” The Minaret Summit Tour, we fly as written above, but we take our time loop around Mammoth Mountain and lakes, drop down and take a close look at Rainbow Falls. The times and price are as written below for “La Journey Tour”

(Approx. 30 Minutes)


“La Journey”
The Long Valley Caldera, Glass Mountain & Mono Lake
The Long Valley Caldera is the earth's largest caldera, even larger than anything in Yellowstone. The depression or valley in the Eastern Sierra south of Mono Lake and to almost the Nevada state line, measures over 200-square miles. The caldera is a volcanic feature triggered and formed by the emptying of a magma chamber from a colossal volcanic eruption. Enough magma was ejected emptying the chamber, then the land was unable to support the weight of the volcanic edifice above it. The collapse of the caldera floor dropped over a mile and it caused an even larger secondary eruption of pyroclastic ash that burned and buried thousands of square miles. Ash from this eruption blanketed much of the western part of what is now the United States as far as Nebraska. The depressed land following the eruption created the Long Valley Caldera exceptionally visible from the helicopter. Glass Mountain is one of the tallest peaks in Mono County is covered in Obsidian a naturally occurring volcanic glass. Glass Mountain consists of a sequence of lava domes and welded pyroclastic flows of rhyolite composition that erupted over 2 million years ago Mono Lake is the oldest lake in North America, believed to have formed at least 760,000 years ago. Mono is a terminal lake, which means it has no outlet, anything and everything that goes in the lake stays in the lake. Mono Lake contains approximately 280 million tons of dissolved salts. Mono Lake is a humongous crater created by the Long Valley Eruption. The most recent eruption occurred not very long ago only 250 years ago, but it was very small. SkyTime can show you the coolest things in and around the lake, they are the Tufa they are formed by geothermally heated hot springs and precipitations of carbonate. Two more very interesting note, On December 2, 2010, NASA announced the discovery of an organism in Mono Lake, named GFAJ-1, a rod-shaped extremophilic species of bacteria that is capable of metabolizing the usually poisonous element arsenic. This is the first discovery of a life form capable of replacing one of the six essential elements (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus) in its biomolecules. Lastly Ansel Adams one of the most famous photographers ever took some of his most renowned photos staring Mono Lake. Sarah Adams the granddaughter of the late Ansel Adams has a the gallery on Mono Lake where fine original Ansel Adams prints are still on display.

(Approx. 40 Minutes)


“La Expedition”
The Abominable Snowman, The Yeti, Big Foot, The Island Of Misfit Toys & Rudolph The Red Noised Reindeer.
Everyone has heard of The Abominable Snowman and the Island of Misfit Toys well, this is the place. Every year after Christmas Santa Clause drops off his reindeer to gala in the beauty of “La Place”. Seen and known by very few and only accessible from helicopter. SkyTime will fly up Toms Place - Rock Creek Canyon & Lake next to Red Mountain to Patricia Lake where we will quest for The Island Of Misfit Toys and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer known to frequent the region. Lately Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Doner and Blitzen have all been seen hanging out at the Island of Misfit Toys and in the vicinity. SkyTime will travel through the air up up and away to Little Lakes Valley Trail where we will see Serens Lake, Eastern Brook Lake, Mack Lake, Marsh Lake, Heart Lake, Hidden Lake, Box Lake, Long Lake, Chickenfoot Lake yep that looks just like what you might guess a Chickens Foot. We see Mount Abbot and I am quite sure Castello is nearby and now knows “Who On First”. There is no need to say much more about this tour except it is the most beautiful and tranquil tour in the world. Oh, and yes the Abominable Snowman makes yellow snow cones for all that come see him.

(Approx. 50 minutes)


Fly Up Up Up And Away Air Tours & Photo Flights

It’s Up Up Up And Away Air Tour is up to you just call (321) AIR-TOUR / (321) 247-8687 tell us what you want.

Let's go flying. 

SkyTime suggests 1 to 1 ½ hours for a quality photo flight. For "Photo Flights".

Our standard pricing is $1,445 an hour and $2,000 for 1 ½ hours.

"Winter Specials" and Discounts Available

Call For Details (321) AIR-TOUR / (321) 247-8687

Charter Flights
We can take you on a helicopter air tour and a photo flight, almost anywhere you want to go in The Eastern Sierra or provide a custom tour for that special occasion. Helicopters are fantastic for marriage proposals, weddings, honeymoons, birthdays, including Exploring, Fishing Holes, Mining Calms, Land or Water Exploration Expeditions and even looking for your lost dog.

One flight hour for $1,445 an hour and $2,000 for 1 ½ hours. For multiple hour discounts may apply.

For all, atypical flights there could be standby, ferry, fuel, landing charges, taxes and surcharges etc. added. Call for estimate (321) AIR-TOUR / (321) 247-8687 

* = 2 Passenger Minimums Apply

 Prices subject to change at any time. Passenger minimums apply. Call for estimate (321) AIR-TOUR / (321) 247-8687


Policies

 
Pricing:

Where Applicable, Prices include all taxes and fees. All prices are per person. One, Two, Three or Four passenger minimums do apply and are subject to change at any time. One, Two or Three Passenger tours will have additional passengers added to them or may pay an additional surcharge. Commercial photography or videography flights have a three-hour minimum plus additional pilot time and additional surcharges. Please call for details. Prices and tour offers subject to change anytime without notice. Flight times are an average and may vary a few minutes over/under. Rates shown are current at time of publishing, but subject to change without notice. Based on fluctuating fuel prices, surcharge may be added increase or decreased. 

Payment:

All transactions are conducted in U.S. Dollars. Rates are always subject to change. All flight activities must be prepaid at the time of booking with a credit card. We accept: AMEX, MASTERCARD, VISA, DISCOVER, DINERS, ATM

If you wish to pay cash we can reverse charges on the credit card once you arrive. No checks will be accepted. Full payment is required at the time of reservation.

Identification:

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, it is our responsibility as air operators to establish each of our passenger's identity. You will be asked to present a government issued photo ID prior to boarding the aircraft, please be sure to bring this with you.

Acceptable forms of identification:

Valid / Unexpired State issued driver license
Valid / Unexpired Passport

Minors:

Our tours are suitable for the entire family. A responsible adult, usually parent or legal guardian must accompany minors. Contact SkyTime LLC. in advance for important legal requirements for minors accompanied by an adult other than their parent or legal guardian. Children under three years of age generally do not like the headphones because of that, we suggest not bringing children less than three years old.

Handicapped / Physically Challenged:

SkyTime Helicopter Air Tours tries its very best to cater to the physically challenged and handicapped. Our helicopters are not necessarily wheelchair accessible and participants must be able to climb into and out of the helicopter with a ladder, helper or caregiver.

Requirements and Policies for "Doors Off" Passenger Operations

1. Minimum age of 12 years old. (10 & 11 under certain circumstances - call for details)

2. Closed Toe Shoes, No Sandals

3. Long Pants and Long Sleeve Shirts are recommended.

4. Hats or Caps and oversized bags are NOT permitted in the aircraft.

5. Glasses must have a "Leash"

6. No Cell Phones allowed on board

7. No Purses or Bags of any kind allowed on board.

8. Only one small camera or one video camera which must have a lanyard attached to it and the lanyard must be attached to the wrist or neck throughout the entire flight.


Passenger Weights:

The safety and comfort of our passengers is very important to us; therefore it is necessary that each passenger be asked for their heights and weight. There are per seat weight limits and helicopter max gross weight limit. Passenger per seat limitations are a maximum height of 6 feet 4 inches and maximum weight of 300 pounds. The distribution of weight is vital to safety and it is our responsibility to make sure that the aircraft is within CG (Center of Gravity) and not overloaded. The per seat and gross weight limitations could be fuel, weather and altitude related. On average, we restrict the per passenger weight per seat not to exceed 250 lbs.  The total weight of the 4 passengers is not to exceed 750 lbs. When making a reservation all passengers will be asked what their body weights are, it is imperative that you provide us with your correct body weight fully clothed with shoes, camera, etc.; passengers whose weight exceeds the amount given at the time of reservation may be denied boarding. Passengers weighing over 250 lbs, may be charged extra or required to purchase an additional seat. If you weigh over 250 lbs, please call (321) 247-8687 or email us at fly@skytime.com SkyTimes Air Tour Coordinator will be happy to assist you. All passengers are subject to being weighed on a certified scale prior to boarding the aircraft. The Pilot-in-Command will make the final decision for acceptable passenger weights and loading.

Cancellations:

SkyTime LLC. regrets that it cannot make exceptions to the reservation and cancellation policy for any reason, including personal emergencies. The reservation and cancellation policy applies to all reservations. You must notify us directly if you need to cancel or change a flight reservation.

Refunds:

Refunds are determined by the date/time that you notify SkyTime LLC. of your cancellation. Company pilots have no authority to grant or promise refunds. 

Rescheduling:

Most flight reservations can be re-scheduled for a different time and or day. Cancellation policy applies if a re-scheduled tour is cancelled for any reason.

Weather:

If we have to cancel a flight due to adverse weather conditions, you will receive a full refund if we cannot reschedule. The Pilot determined bad weather on the day of flight. All flights subject to weather and ATC limitations per Federal Aviation Regulations. The go/no-go decision of the pilot-in-command is always final. Flight routes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances in respect to weather, airport / airspace closures, other conditions and or circumstances or temporary flight restrictions that are out of our control.

Cancellation Policy and Fees:

We require 48 hours' notice in order to change or cancel your reservation. Tours canceled with less than 48 hours affect other guests booked on the flight and don't allow enough time to resell the canceled seats. Reservations canceled within 48 hours will be assessed a 50% cancellation fee. No-shows will be assessed a 100% cancellation fee.

If flight is canceled with less than 48 hours from your scheduled departure time a 100% cancellation fee will be assessed. "No-shows" if passengers do not show up at the scheduled time 100% cancellation fee will be assessed.

If you need to change or cancel your reservations, please provide us with as much notice as possible, at least 48 hours' notice prior to your tour time and we will be happy to accommodate you.

SkyTime LLC’s cancellation policies shall be enforced for any Cancellations and No Shows.

All charges are responsible by client.


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Liability Release and Assumption of Risk:

SkyTime LLC.’s flight activity participants must sign the Liability Release and Assumption of Risk document. You will be asked to sign and return these forms to SkyTime LLC.’s staff member as appropriate prior to boarding SkyTime LLC.’s aircraft. You can receive a copy of the Liability Release by clicking the link above or you call or email us with your email address and we will send it to you.

Warning:

You should understand that flying activities (or any trip of this nature) contains inherent risks, including injury and potentially death. Those who participate in this flying activity assume all of the risks and will hold SkyTime LLC. its pilot, agents, and members harmless from any and all responsibility, negligence, actions, or Law Suits of any kind or nature whatsoever, for loss or damage to property or personal injuries sustained during this activity.

Warranties:

SkyTime LLC. Helicopter Air Tour makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or any other violation of rights. Pilot has the right to refuse service.

PASSENGERS MUST BE IN 100% COMPLIANCE, OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BOARD THE AIRCRAFT.
Our main goal is providing you with a super-safe, enjoyable, and inspiring flying experience.

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