Answers to your questions about summer, fall, and winter helicopter tours with Yellowstone Helicopters.

We fly three passenger R44, the most modern helicopter flown in Yellowstone and offering the best value and viewing opportunities for Yellowstone’s outback. All our aircraft are maintained at our own facilities.


Must ride with adult if under the age of 8. Age 2 and up require a ticket/seat.

Max combined weight per three passengers must not exceed 560 lbs per FAA. Max single passenger weight must not exceed 300 lbs per FAA.

Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras and video cameras are recommended on your Yellowstone scenic flight, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen based on the flight type and the time of year. Most of our flights enjoy cell service so feel free to post and tweet your flight. Comfortable clothing and shoes are highly recommended. Remember, Yellowstone is a multi season destination so always come prepared when you fly.

Yes it is. Yellowstone Helicopter flights are semi private if you book just two of the three spaces on each flight, solo flyers have the opportunity of flying with a couple if space is available. Flights are considered private if you book all three spaces. We want your flight and your Yellowstone helicopter adventures to be memorable and unique. When you book your flight in any of our aircraft you choose who flies up to the aircraft max guest number and weight limit. This is your helicopter and pilot, enjoy!

Yellowstone Helicopters operational partner is TJ Aviation based in Idaho Falls. TJ Aviation provides a wide range of services including airplane and helicopter flight training, avionics installation and servicing, aircraft maintenance, and tours.

Yellowstone Helicopters has adopted Safety Management Systems as a way to ensure the well being of our employees and guests while guaranteeing the longevity of their business. Yellowstone Helicopters is a diverse locally owned and operated company, operating under Part 91 FAA requirements. Yellowstone Helicopters maintains an impeccable flight and employee safety record.

Yellowstone Helicopters prides itself in being the only local helicopter excursion company in West Yellowstone. Our guests are treated to a locals eye view of the stunning Madison Mountain, lakes, rivers and secret locations here in West Yellowstone that can only be seen by helicopter. Your seating arrangement is determined by the pilot based on the passengers’ weights. Yellowstone Helicopters is located at the Yellowstone Airport, just 10 minutes from the city. This is your flight, please ask us in advance if there’s anything special we can do for you, or if your pilot can help you in any way.

Yellowstone Helicopters suggests you bring your smartphones and cameras to record your flight. You can always ask your pilot to circle back (as safety allows) to capture all that Yellowstone’s outback has to offer. Let us know what you need in advance and we’ll make it happen.

The Federal Department of Transportation has banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all aircraft. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device is considered a forbidden hazardous material and individuals may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, or as air cargo on flights to, from, or within the United States. If passengers attempt to evade the ban, the phones may be confiscated and passengers may face criminal prosecution and fines. These phones are potentially lethal to aircraft operation, do not have them in your possession please.

Never! Yellowstone Helicopters offers a generous 48 hour cancellation policy with full refund. Thirty and sixty minute flights cancelled after 48 hrs will be converted to a one year gift certificate sent to you via email. Yellowstone Helicopters and TJ Aviation reserve the right to cancel tours at any time. All canceled tours will be refunded, we will do our best to reschedule your tour first as soon as weather, or operational delays have been cleared.

Hotmail,, Yahoo! and Google email addresses are very popular and as a result receive a large amount of spam, or junk email. For this reason they have junk mail filters that in some cases only allow those email addresses that are in your address book to arrive in your inbox. It is important that is added to your address book so that you receive any booking information or other important emails from us that relate to any tour you have booked online with us. If you should not receive an email within 24 hours we suggest contacting our reservation department at 855-660-6063 we are open from 8am to 9pm every day of the week.

We sure do! Our company is founded on private flight, this is your helicopter and your adventure what can we do to make it better for you? Need champagne delivered to the Yellowstone Airport for a proposal flight? We got it! Want to doors taken off for professional photography at sunset? No problem. Just let us know in advance we’re here to help call us at 855-660-6063.

Prices and schedules are subject to change without notice. A 48-hour cancellation notice is required; no-shows at the time of departure will be charged in full and will not receive a refund. All times are approximate. Group and corporate/bespoke terms may vary depending on booking time and the number of guests. The maximum weight limit per person is 300 lbs.

Yes. To fly and be accommodated, you must be accompanied by someone who can assist you with boarding and disembarking the aircraft. Yellowstone Helicopters and TJ Aviation are ADA compliant.

Yes, pregnant women fly with Yellowstone Helicopters often. We always recommend checking with your doctor first before you book your flight with us, when in doubt, came another time.

All day when the weather is above 9000 feet. First flights depart in winter at 9am and 8am in summer. Our sunset tours are very popular in summer so book well in advance. Booking a helicopter adventure in Yellowstone depends on what else you have planned for your day that’s why we have lots of flight dates and times

Yes, Yellowstone Helicopters is open 365 days a year. However, our regular season is from May 1st to September 30th. During our off season you can still call in and book a flight.

Yes we do. Our operations staff from our CEO to your pilot are Montana and Yellowstone residents first and foremost. This is our home and when we’re not showcasing our backyard to our guests we’re playing in it. Yellowstone Helicopters is in partnerships with local NGO’s who protect the local Yellowstone environment.

We suggest making your reservation at least two weeks ahead of time so you can ensure the date and time you want is available as we typically sell out in the busy summer and winter months.


I did the Grizzly 20 minute tour today and had an amazing flight with Kameron! He was knowledgeable about the area and history and was an excellent pilot! It was an amazing experience to see West Yellowstone from the air and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Definitely would recommend family and friends!

Nathan Nelson

Took a early morning tour with Jeremy. Great pilot and wonderful experience. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, and fantastic time. Look forward to next time!

Bill Metzger

Amazing staff and very accommodating. Must check these guys out if you are in the area! We had a party of four so we were able to take a tandem flight and still see the sights together!

Matt Hobbs

Wonderful experience! Great pilot and team! Can’t wait till next year!

Tammy Tamplin

We had searched online for quite some time during our Yellowstone vacation planning for a reasonably priced helicopter tour we could do while on our trip out west and I am so glad we found this company. Marc was able to arrange an hour-long flight for us like I wanted for a very fair price and was so easy to work with. His response to my inquiries while planning was much more prompt, thorough, and courteous than other companies I had checked into. When we arrived for our flight, everyone on the team was very professional and welcoming and we ended up having a fabulous tour with our pilot, Justin. It was our first time in a helicopter and he made us feel totally comfortable, explained all the sights, and answered all our questions. He even back-tracked so I could get pictures of the elk we spotted. We saw a herd of bison crossing the river, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime kind of view. I highly recommend this company and if I am ever back in West Yellowstone we will be looking forward to flying with them again. Thank you Yellowstone Helicopters for the outstanding experience!! Loved it!

Carson Lammers & Family

This flight was a birthday present for my wife and I let our two daughters go along. It was a great smooth flight and the got to see an elk herd from overhead. We have been in the area many times but to see Hebgen Lake, Quake Lake along with the mountains from above was very exciting for them. My 20 year old daughter said the view was incredible and then she looked out of the window. I guess the pilot was cute. Thanks to Tadd, the ground person and pilot for making this happen!

Mark Crowley

Worth every penny. Great pilot and beautiful views!

Jessica Miller