Blue Sky Helicopters is the longest established locally owned Helicopter Company based at Sydney Airport.
From your initial contact with Blue Sky Helicopters, you will find an innovative and dynamic company with a friendly welcome and impeccable service extended to clients from Sydney and from around the World.
The founder and owner of Blue Sky is Chief Pilot, Mark Fitzsimmons. Mark, started his flying career as an aerial photographer in the UK, before emigrating to Australia in 1991. It was here that he saw the opportunity to take up the ‘other seat’ and become a helicopter pilot, combining two passions, aviation & photography.
Blue Sky’s heart and passion for showcasing Sydney (and it’s magnificent surrounds) whether it’s a scenic flight, or shooting a TV commercial, can’t be outdone. We simply love what we do, when you choose to fly with us, you will feel that passion from your first contact to when we say goodbye after the flight (a large percentage of our business is either repeat or word of mouth!).
In a commitment to our industry and our clients, Blue Sky constantly reinvests back into the business. We own all our helicopters and photographic/filming equipment including gyro-stabilised camera mounts.
If flying with us on a scenic flight or lunch tour, you will leave Blue Sky after the flight feeling uplifted and exhilarated! If flying on a photographic or film job you will soon see what we mean by a collaborative effort between cameraperson and Pilot.
For corporate charter and team building incentives our professionalism and attention to detail will impress you and your clients. From 5 star restaurants to prestigious ground transport, we have partnered with selected top shelf (and like-minded companies) so we can organise everything for you.
Yes, you have a choice when choosing a helicopter company in Sydney… However, like everyone, you only want the best and that’s what Blue Sky Helicopters is all about, with a dedication to the safety and comfort of its passengers that is the benchmark of our industry… We are completely focused on offering you an unparalleled experience. Guaranteed!
In 1996, Blue Sky Helicopters was originally established at Bankstown Airport (situated in Sydneys south-west), and initially specialised in aerial photography and film work. In 1997, the company moved operations to Sydney Airport to be nearer to the City and to develop the charter side of the business. Sydneys CBD is less than five minutes flight time and the coast is just two minutes away.
The company owned aircraft are a superbly presented Bell 206 LongRanger, a BLACK OPS MD500E& abrand new R44... All aircraft are meticulously maintained & looked after to the very highest standards. Our pride in the Company is reflected in these aircraft.
As at November 2018, Owner/Chief pilot, Mark Fitzsimmons, has over 8000 in-command flight hours, logged in a variety of work including Media, aerial photography/filming, corporate charter, tourism & aerial firefighting… He has covered every major media event in Sydney over the last two decades including 23 Sydney to Hobart Yacht races (News Ltd & Fairfax), The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games (Time magazine/Sports Illustrated), the arrival of the very first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 at Sydney Airport (Singapore Airlines/Worldwide media outlets), the Popes historic visit to Sydney (for The Sydney Morning Herald), reality, lifestyle, TV documentaries, movies and as an Air Attack pilot (tasked by the Rural Fire Service) to assist in protecting NSW during the summer bushfire season. Mark was also the first civilian aerial photographer over Ground Zero in New York after the devastating events of September 2001.
Putting it all together, when you decide to fly with Blue Sky Helicopters, you are flying with the most experienced helicopter company based at Sydney Airport. A fact that we are very proud of!