helicopter cockpit
Luke Moffitt
10 September 2017
Post originally written in: English

The unique experience

Are you looking for something that will get your blood pumping? An adventure? The ultimate tourist attraction? Something you will never forget? The perfect gift for a loved one?
Well I think I just might have the answer if you are.

If you’re like me, I always choose the window seat on an aeroplane hoping I can get a glimpse or a photo of the landscape below. Which more often than not its through a scratched plastic window. This is where the guys at MySnapAir come in, one of the most unique experience you can get in Europe is now available in Innsbruck. Door-less helicopter rides. It may not be for the faint-hearted but for thoses who have the courage will definitely be rewarded.

MySnapAir will take you to the most amazing views over Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains you can possibly get – all while hanging out door of a helicopter.
Yep, that’s right! Literally hanging out the side of a moving helicopter, don’t worry you’re safely strapped in.

I could go on and tell you how awesome this experience is, but I think the photos below speak for themselves.

Innsbruck Airport, MySnapair, Helicopter Flight over Innsbruck

Strapped in for take-off, Innsbruck airport

Looking west over Innsbruck airport

Afraid of heights?

The Flight

Once receiving a flight briefing from our pilot Herrmann we got “suited up” in the safety harnesses and secured into the helicopter. Even at this point with my feet planted firmly on the ground my heart started racing in anticipation of what was about to happen.

As we flew over the city my nerves actually settled as I was now in “photography mode” and happily hanging out the door as far as I could to get the best view/photograph.

After flying over downtown Innsbruck we started gaining altitude and heading towards Innsbruck’s famous Nordkette mountain. After spectacular views of the whole city and the Karwendel alpine park we pointed south for a flight above the Axamer Linzum ski resort before landing safely back at Innsbruck airport.

Would I do it again? In a heart beat!

Alps around Innsbruck, Helicopter ride over Innsbruck with MySnapAir

Simply beautiful

Karwendel mountains, Helicopter ride over Innsbruck with MySnapAir


looking out helicopter cabin, Helicopter ride over Innsbruck with MySnapAir

Getting the shot

Innsbruck Inn river, Helicopter ride over Innsbruck with MySnapAir

Over the river Inn

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Helicopter rides from MySnapAir operate year round leaving from Innsbruck airport (weather permitting) booking and gift cards can be purchased through the website mysnapair.com

All photos/video: © Luke Moffitt

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