It is of course of utmost importance that you pay attention to, and follow, the safety guidelines outlines before your flight. You will be asked to arrive for your flight 30 minutes before takeoff so as to run through the security procedures and be installed safely into the helicopter. You'll first watch a multilingual video explaining how to put on and operate your life vest, how the seatbelt functions, how your earphones work and how you should behave around the machine once outside. You will then be asked to leave all bags in secure lockers although cameras are allowed on board. Next, one of HFS staff members will take your small group aside and explain how to approach and enter the helicopter. It is important to listen to the instructions: no outdoor photography, stay between the yellow lines in single file and do not touch the machine's doors. Just before hopping on board (no literally, obviously, that too is dangerous) you'll have your photo taken in front of the helicopter, a nice souvenir to purchase once back in the waiting room. Make sure if you are sitting in the front seat next to the pilot that you do not hinder access to the controls. In terms of flying conditions, due to the nature of the machine, heavy rain, strong winds or visibility of less than three miles means that a flight will not depart and you will be moved to the next available flight. HFS is fully insured.
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