Black Ops is an Australian first. It is a military-style helicopter flight mission should you choose to accept it, or not! This could is your opportunity to experience the legendary military aircraft made famous in many feature films including:
* Apocalypse Now
Black Hawk Down
The Italian Job
You can see some of the movie clips from the films above at this link.
You will get to strap yourself into one of the most exciting helicopters ever built - the jet-powered McDonnell Douglas 500E (MD500E).
You will find that this Black Ops flight is an adrenalin filled doors off option (your choice), where your experienced pilot will drive your military grade helicopter at a remarkable 130 knots or 240 kph over Sydney!
You will need to wear a flight helmet with a personal GoPro attached and this will not only capture footage of your mission experience but all the action around the aircraft prior to departure. This helmet is complete with pilot/ATC comms and a movie soundtrack.
When you land, this footage can be downloaded onto a USB as an optional extra for $50 per person and you will be able to keep it as a souvenir of your time in this exciting adventure.
This is a 20 to a 90-minute adrenalin producing doors-off flight! It is totally unique and Sydney's only military-style MD500E helicopter. It is the same helicopter used by special forces, law enforcement and military from around the world. It is a real airborne adventure which is highly manoeuvrable and very fast.
Black Ops Helicopters Mini Cooper fly on either 60 or 90-minute missions, and also included in the price is a city pick up and return from the major hotels in the Black Ops Mini Cooper - just like in The Italian Job!
AIRCRAFT SEATING The helicopters hold a maximum of 3 passengers per flight and all have unobstructed panoramic views as all seats are next to an open door. If you do not want an open door, you can be seated next to a window and wear a headset instead of a helmet. The MD500E can actually seat 4 people, however, organisers will only allow 4 passengers when it's one group making the booking for all 4 seats. The fourth passenger must also be 60kg or less.
Please note - in this instance the fourth middle seat is in-between the pilot and front right passenger and therefore has a slightly restricted view over the aircraft console.
You can also book a private charter of one or two passengers by buying all the seats at a discounted rate.
You can view their full terms and conditions at this link.
Black Ops is 100% owned and operated by Blue Sky Helicopters Pty Ltd. They are Sydney Airport's longest established locally owned helicopter company and are a fully certified Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) accredited Air Operator.
The founder and owner of Black Ops and Blue Sky Helicopters is Chief Pilot, Mark Fitzsimmons. Mark began his flying career as an aerial photographer in the UK, before migrating to Australia in 1991. He then became a helicopter pilot, combining two passions, aviation and photography. Blue Sky was established in 1996 and Black Ops in 2015.
Mark had been wanting to come up with a new idea for some time and he wanted an idea that would prove to be a real adventure! With the introduction of the BLACK OPS MD500E to his fleet, he has transformed the popular area of computer games and Hollywood movies into one experience where you are part of the action!
Get on a military grade helicopter with Black Ops and be Tom Cruise for a day! Or give it as the ultimate Christmas present! Cost is from $250 and you can make a booking at this website, or to buy a gift certificate as a Christmas present click on this link.