San Carlos Flight Center offers special Aerial Photography rates to photographers looking to capture the beauty of the Bay Area from above. Our photoflights have been used by a variety of customers beyond photographers, including land surveyors, traffic managers, urban planners, as well as for air-to-air photographs of other aircraft.

We operate throughout Northern California with a fleet of reliable, steady R22 and R44 helicopters, and fixed-wing Cessna 172 and 182s, flown by the Bay Area’s most experienced commercial pilots. Our helicopters can also be operated with the doors removed to make your images as clear as possible.

When you call us to schedule your flight, let us know what you're planning to photograph, what height you want to shoot from, and any additional requests. Our pilots will take it from there and coordinate with Air Traffic Control to ensure your photoshoot is a success. 

Our aerial photography rates are based on our hourly helicopter and pilot rates.  Pilot time includes preflight inspection and shutdown postflight.  Please call (650) 946-1700 for exact pricing and to schedule your photoflight today.

Please note the minimum time is one hour and the maximum weight of photographers and gear we can transport is 580 lbs in both helicopters and airplanes.