Frequently Asked Questions

Do you give helicopter or airplane sightseeing tours?

Unfortunately, due to our operational commitments, we are unable to guarantee specific dates and times. We’ll work with you to meet your schedule. Please give us a call at (805) 985-5416 or email us at

Do you give helicopter or airplane flight instruction?

We are not equipped to provide flight instruction of any kind. Please check the nearby airports of Santa Paula and Camarillo for your instructional needs.

What are the fuel prices at the Oxnard Jet Center?

Call (805) 985-2490 for current fuel prices. You may also find additional information on the Oxnard Jet Center webpage.

How much does it cost to hire a helicopter or airplane?

Please refer to the applicable web page for details:

What is LIDAR?

LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. For more information, please visit this summary page.

Will you be flying Santa Claus over my house this year?

Every year on Christmas Eve, Aspen Helicopters flies a lighted Santa Claus over certain areas of the cities of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, and Santa Paula. We are unable to take requests to be over specific points at specific times.

Please look at our ‘Santa Flights’ page for more information on our proposed route of flight.