The Beginning of The Helicopter Tour
We’ll start our trip going to go to the Bridge of the Americas, Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. This bridge was built in 1962, becoming the second bridge on the Panama Canal.
Visit the Miraflores Locks
In Miraflores, we can observe the operations of the Old Panama Canal, completed in 1914. These locks were built as a hinge and allow ships up to 289 meters long and up to 5,000 TEUs (1 TEU is equivalent to a 20-foot container).
Flight to the New Expanded Canal
After visiting the Miraflores Locks not deviate briefly to the east indirection to Cocolí Locks, part of the proposed Canal expansion, which opened on June 26, 2016.
What to Bring for The Panama Canal Helicopter Tour
For each flight, it is important not to forget your original identification documents such as identity cards for Panamanians and passports for foreigners.
Helicopter models used
- Robinson R44: 3 units
- Robinson R44: 1 unit
- Eurocopter B3: 1 unit
If the number of passengers exceeds the capacity of the aircraft, Aero Albrook and provide a second or third helicopter to complete the number of seats.
How to get the helicopter?
The Panama Canal Helicopter Tour departs from a private hangar at the Marcos A. Gelabert Airport or Albrook Airport in Panama City, Panama. To reach this hangar we can help you book a private car or you can drive here on your own.
Available from Monday to Sunday
Book anytime between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm
Whenever there is daylight you can fly, but we recommend doing it in the afternoon around 2:00 pm because at this time there are usually more sightings of vessels crossing the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific Panama Canal Zone.
Terms & Conditions:
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