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Six Tips for Taking Wildlife Photography from a Helicopter

March 16, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Wildlife photography can be particularly challenging, but try doing it thousands of feet in the air during one of our helicopter tours in Montana, and it may seem impossible. Aerial wildlife photography can be difficult, but we can guarantee that the rewards are well worth the effort. The Rocky Mountains have a vast array of animals to photograph, including elk, mountain lions, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, deer and, if we’re lucky, maybe even a bear. But capturing the perfect photo requires skill and a few expert tips. Here are six tips to help you capture the perfect aerial wildlife... View Article

Helpful Tips for the Nervous Flier

March 2, 2017 Leave your thoughts

It’s bound to happen every once in a while. We get a group or family who’s all excited and can’t wait to take off on their helicopter tour in Montana, except for that one person who feels a little nervous about flying. Just because our passion is to be thousands of feet up in the air doesn’t mean that everyone feels the same way. So if you’re the person in your group who feels a little scared about flying, we get it. It’s not that you don’t want to join your friends on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, but flying has always... View Article

Flight Training in Montana: An Introduction to Pilot Licensing Options

February 9, 2017 Leave your thoughts

There are quite a few types of pilot certifications available, and the type of flying you want to do will ultimately determine what type of flight training in Montana you seek out. Here are a few of the different certifications that you could consider based on your piloting goals: Private pilot license: This is the first type of license that every pilot is required to have, no matter what their future plans may be. The education and training involved in this course will lay the groundwork for all types of flying, and it is in this course that you will... View Article

Safety Tips for Your Helicopter Tour in Montana

January 26, 2017 Leave your thoughts

A helicopter tour in Montana is an exciting experience, and offers the prospect of seeing landmarks and other unmapped territories from a unique point of view. As you get ready for your trip, here are a few tips that will help keep you safe from the beginning to the end of your thrilling journey: Pay attention: Before your tour, your pilot will fill you in on all of the rules and guidelines that pertain to the helicopter you will be flying in. The pilot will also educate you on what is expected of you as a passenger, so it will... View Article

Tips from Our Helicopter Company in Montana for Taking the Best Photos from a Helicopter

January 6, 2017 Leave your thoughts

At Rocky Mountain Rotors, we have many people who come and ride on helicopters specifically to engage in aerial photography in Montana. In many cases, these people are trained professionals who have photographed from helicopters many times before. But if you are a serious photographer and will be shooting from the air for the first time, you should know that it is quite a bit different than other forms of photography you are likely to be familiar with. With that in mind, here are a few tips from our helicopter company in Montana to help you take the best possible... View Article