Helicopter Tours over Orlando

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Mar 3rd, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Helicopter Tours over Orlando

We are heading to Orlando again this summer and are thinking about taking one of the Helicopter tours. Can anyone recommend a good company? Which tour would you recommend? Do any of the tours fit 5 passengers?
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Given the number of accidents that occur I would never consider a helicopter ride over anything - and certainly not Orlando (to see what - an aerial view of amusement parks???)?
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Nyt, I was wondering the same thing???
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Choppers are actually safer than driving, but I too have to wonder what you think you would see
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:43 AM
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We were in Orlando last summer and the kids were interested in the helicopters. Just curious what people thought.
Not looking for some grand tour - just something fun and different to do.
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Helicopters are much more dangerous than fixed wing planes. As for being more dangerous than cars - how? In number of miles per accident (of course, since most accidents have no or limited injuries). If a copter goes down you are dead.
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 07:39 PM
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I could maybe see a helicopter over some inaccessible scenic wonder . . . but Orlando??
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Mar 4th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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We average two to three deaths per day here due to car accidents . . I can count on one nose the number of deaths here due to choppers . .
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Mar 4th, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Rich, where is "here"? 2 to 3 car fatalities PER DAY?
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Mar 4th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Yes - but how many drivers are on the road and how many helicopters in the air? It's not absolute numbers - it's percentages.
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Mar 5th, 2012, 08:30 AM
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"Rich, where is "here"? 2 to 3 car fatalities PER DAY?"

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Mar 5th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Maybe Texans need better driver training:

"The state had 17% more traffic fatalities per 100 million miles traveled than California and 40% more than New York"
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Mar 5th, 2012, 09:42 AM
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And California was in second place.

(sorry for the diversion)
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