ISLAND EXPRESS HELICOPTERS INC.
1175 Queensway Dr.
Long Beach, CA, United States
Phone: (310) 510-2525
Island Express Helicopters has been operating tours, charters and exclusive Catalina Island trips for over 30 years.
The operation began in 1982 serving only Catalina Island and during that first month carried 31 passengers with John Moore, the previous owner, answering phones, flying the helicopter, and delivering the passengers by van into Avalon.
Currently, besides our Catalina Island operation, we service all of Southern California with exclusive use heliports at the Queen Mary in Long Beach and the Catalina Cruise terminal in San Pedro. In April 2013 we opened a new terminal at Orange County Airport.
We fly three six-passenger helicopters that are turbine powered, sound proofed, with leather interiors for comfort. We also maintain our own maintenance facility with three mechanics at Long Beach Airport.
We have a total of 21 employees, including four pilots who are certified flight instructors. Our operations also include servicing the offshore oil platforms off Huntington Beach, and custom flights for movies, commercials, location scouting, land searches and of course our tours and charters.
We fly approximately 3200 hours a year from our heliport at the Queen Mary. The business office is located on Catalina where the employees enjoy what they do, which shows in their interaction with our customers and clients.
Come fly with Island Express for your tour, charter, Catalina Island trip or a customized, private flight. Contact us online or call us for more information at 1-800-2-AVALON (800-228-2566).
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