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Tips For Dressing For A Helicopter Tour

Booking a helicopter tour for you and your family, particularly if it will be your first experience in a helicopter, can be an exciting feeling. While you'll be eagerly counting down the days until the outing, you should give some thought in the meantime to what you'll wear. The right clothing can improve your comfort during the tour, so it's important to dress appropriately. Don't hesitate to reach out to the tour company if you have some specific attire-related questions, but here are some overall tips that you should keep in mind when you're planning what you'll wear. 

Time Of Day

The temperature inside of a helicopter can vary based on the time of day that you're flying. A midday tour will be hotter because of the sun, while an evening tour can feel a little cooler. Dressing lightly for the former time and choosing warmer clothing for the latter time will ensure that you're comfortable. Many people can benefit from dressing in layers. For example, you can wear a jacket if you're a little cool at the start of your afternoon tour, but then remove it if the sun gets strong and you find that you're warming up.


It's best to avoid wearing bulky attire during your helicopter tour. While these helicopters can vary in size, their cabins tend to be on the smaller side. The last thing you want is to wear a puffy coat that adds more bulk than necessary to the cabin. Think about what attire you own — both in terms of innerwear and outerwear — that is thin. For example, many coats can be quite warm without being bulky. This type of garment can be a good choice on a helicopter tour.


Helicopter tours vary in length, but they tend to be on the shorter side. Even if you aren't going to be sitting for too long, you want to be comfortable so that you can enjoy the unique views around you. Clothing that offers some stretchiness can often be a good choice. For example, pants that feature a percentage of elastic material and are thus comfortable for sitting can be better than pants that bind while you sit. Similarly, a loose-fitting top that allows you to easily contort your upper body in different ways to check out the view around you will be ideal. Learn more by contacting a helicopter tour company before your outing.