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Helicopter Charter Flights in Cali, Colombia – Travelers Guide

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Updated on 05/23/2024

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In this blog, I’m going to tell you how you can explore Cali and its surroundings by helicopter, an incredible way to admire the capital of Valle del Cauca and its landscapes from the air.

Overview of Helicopter Charter Flights in Cali

Helicopter charter flights in Cali offer:

  • A comfortable and exclusive way to reach any destination in or around the city at your convenience.
  • Popular among businesses, executives, and tourists seeking efficiency, comfort, and privacy.
  • Subject to certain restricted areas, such as military zones, national parks, and high-security areas.

Helicopters Used for Charter Flights in Cali

Several companies in Cali provide helicopter charter services, offering different types of helicopters and services. Commonly used models include:

BELL 206-L3

  • Type: Single turbine
  • Max Speed: 138 mph
  • Pilot: One
  • Capacity: 4-6 passengers, 992 pounds

BELL 206-B

  • Type: Single turbine
  • Max Speed: 133 mph
  • Pilot: One
  • Capacity: 4-5 passengers, 992 pounds

ROBINSON R-66

  • Type: Single turbine
  • Max Speed: 117 mph
  • Pilot: One
  • Capacity: 1 passenger, 899 pounds

ROBINSON 22

  • Type: Single turbine
  • Max Speed: 117 mph
  • Pilot: One
  • Capacity: 1 passenger, 899 pounds

AGUSTA WESTLAND 139

  • Type: Four turbines
  • Max Speed: 192 mph
  • Pilots: Two
  • Capacity: 10-15 passengers, 881 pounds

BELL 212

  • Type: Single turbine
  • Max Speed: 138 mph
  • Pilots: Two
  • Capacity: 10-13 passengers, 2,425 pounds

BELL 414

  • Type: Single turbine
  • Max Speed: 161 mph
  • Pilots: Two
  • Capacity: 10-13 passengers, 4,409 pounds

Heliports in Cali

Cali’s Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport does not have dedicated heliports. Instead, helipoints (Alpha, Beta, Charlie, Delta, and Echo) within the airport’s movement area facilitate helicopter takeoffs and landings.

Destinations for Helicopter Charter Flights in Cali

Cali and its surroundings offer a wealth of attractions to explore by helicopter. Some popular destinations include:

Tour Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport

Enjoy the stunning views of the Valle del Cauca and Lake Calima, one of the largest reservoirs in the Americas. The tour includes places like Rozo, Yumbo, Vijes, Restrepo, El Darién, and Lake Calima.

  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Max Occupancy: 6 people
  • Availability: Saturdays and Sundays only, advance reservation required.

Tour Valle del Cauca

This tour covers areas such as Rozo, La Torre, La Tinaja Restaurant, the Cauca River, Yumbo, northern Santiago de Cali, and Palmaseca Monumental Stadium.

  • Duration: 12 minutes
  • Max Occupancy: 6 people
  • Availability: Saturdays and Sundays only.

Tour Cristo Rey

Fly over Yumbo, Puente del Comercio, northern Cali, Torre de Cali, eastern Cali, Cristo Rey Monument, Pascual Guerrero Stadium, and Palmaseca Monumental Stadium.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Max Occupancy: 6 people
  • Availability: Saturdays and Sundays only.

Lake Calima

Located in the municipality of El Darién, Lake Calima is one of the largest reservoirs in the Americas, just 53,4 miles from Cali.

The flight includes views of Berlín, Llanitos, Comfamiliar, Parcelación El Lago, Puerto Buga, Jiguales, and Calima’s main park in El Darién.

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Max Occupancy: 6 people
  • Availability: Daily, advance reservation required.

Restrictions on Helicopter Overflights in Cali

Certain areas in Cali are restricted for charter and private flights for security, environmental, or military reasons.

The most notable restricted area is the Farallones de Cali National Natural Park, a protected area rich in biodiversity and water resources, requiring prior authorization for overflight.

Book your helicopter charter or tour with us easily, quickly, and safely. Check out our blog for more information on helicopter charter flights in Colombia. Don’t miss out!

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Frank

Frank

Hello! I'm Frank Spitzer, the founder and the heart behind Pelecanus, a specialized tour operator for Colombia travel. My journey in travel is vast and rich – I've explored over 60 countries, absorbing cultures, experiences, and stories along the way. Since 2017, I've been channeling this wealth of global experience into creating unforgettable travel experiences in Colombia. I'm recognized as a leading authority in Colombian tourism, with a deep-seated passion for sharing this beautiful country with the world. You can catch glimpses of my travel adventures and insights around Colombia on my YouTube channel. I'm also active on social media platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, where I share the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Colombia. For professional networking, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. Join me on this incredible journey, and let's explore the wonders of Colombia together!

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