About Us

Helicopter Private EventsRide the Helo is a trustworthy helicopter tour company that specializes in providing scenic aerial tours for festivals and events. Our professional staff offers thrilling rides for your guests on all occasions. Try something unique to take your event to the next level! Our mission is to bring a fun and unique experience to outdoor activities with breathtaking views, friendly pilots, and memories for our customers to take home with them. At Ride the Helo our joy is bringing you thrills and excitement like nowhere else.

Contact us to learn more about what we can offer,
or better yet take a ride and see for yourself!

What We Do

Nighttime Helicopter RidesWe provide exciting, safe, helicopter rides for your guests. Riding via helicopter is one of the only ways to positively take in the full experience of your event. Ride the Helo uses Robinson R-44 helicopters, one of the most enjoyable helicopters on the market. Soar to new heights with aerial views and custom tours.

Let us take an adventure with you. We provide affordable awe-inspiring helicopter rides for your guests. Our pilots are all commercial rated and have decades of flying experience. Each helicopter fits up to 3 guests per trip. Give them the bucket list experience of their dreams.

What Our Customers Have To Say

"I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much we appreciate your participation in our annual Oktoberfest here in Manteno. Every year we try to bring something new to the event to keep it fresh. The helicopter rides were the talk of the town! Everyone I spoke with, both young and old, loved the ride and the perspective you get while you’re up there.

Your company’s professionalism was very apparent, as the lines moved in reasonable time, and people were safely directed at every stage of their experience. I personally went “up” with two of my grandkids and had an experience of a lifetime! I know they can’t wait to do it again next year.

I encourage anyone who gets the chance to take one of Jeff’s helicopter rides, to do it. Even if you have a fear of heights, you won’t believe how fun the ride is and you’ll forget your fear very quickly.

Thanks again! Looking forward to having the opportunity to climb in to one of your helicopters again next year!

Respectfully Submitted,"

"The helicopter ride was so much fun. The staff people were wonderful and your help with my sister in her wheelchair was greatly appreciated. Everyone was so friendly and kind. Thank you for a great experience."

"Thank you for coming to Fitzgerald, GA for our Harmony Jubilee's Hot Air Balloon Event. We have heard nothing but rave reviews for the rides!!! Truly hope to ese you again next year!!!"

“The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce recently had Ride the Helo come out to Genoa. Cal and Jeff were amazing to work with. They were professional, fun and great to the community members that came out. Attendees were overwhelmed with the experience and were impressed with the rides and the price of the rides. People could not believe we were able to offer such an awesome opportunity in our small town. The smiles were endless for both children and adults. We look forward to having them annually in Genoa!”

Thanks so much for coming out to the Hoopston Sweetcorn Festival, the helicopter rides were a big hit and we hope to have you back again next year."

Booking For Your Event

Everything you need to know before booking Ride the Helo For your next event.

Where We Are Located

Ride the Helo is located at the Greater Kankakee Airport in Kankakee, Illinois.

Map & Directions

Important Safety Instructions

Your safety is our priority. Here is what you need to know before flying with us.

  1. Please listen carefully to your pilot's rules and policies before the flight. The pilot will give necessary instructions for your safety.
  2. Please sit carefully with your seatbelt fastened unless your pilot tells you otherwise.
  3. Always approach the helicopter from the front so our pilot can see you. It is safest to approach from a front angle for the best visibility.
  4. Approach the aircraft with caution when the rotors are turning. Walk in a low crouch when approaching on level ground.
  5. Secure all of your personal belongings before the flight and do not hold anything above eye level. Do no chase items that may blow away.
  6. Use caution when exiting the helicopter. Follow your pilot's instructions when exiting is safe.

Delays & Cancellations

During periods of inclement weather, we will do our best to notify you of delayed or canceled flight times. In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, all fees will be waived, and rescheduling will occur for the next possible available date. If rescheduling is not possible, Ride the Helo will provide a full refund.


Pricing is based on the length of the tour and the number of passengers. Please call 833-270-4356 to give individual pricing for your event.

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