Top Destinations in Southern Ontario to Visit by Helicopter

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  1. Top Destinations in Southern Ontario to Visit by Helicopter

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    Have you ever traveled via helicopter before? If you haven’t, then I highly recommend that you do! It is perhaps one of the most exhilarating feelings in the world…at least for me. I recently had the pleasure of flying in one of our helicopters to New York City with our Helicopter Chief Pilot, Sean Carscadden. Sensational! I thought “Where else can we go in this bad boy?”, so I asked Sean to put together a list of his favourite destinations in Southern Ontario to visit by helicopter.  Here they are (in alphabetical order):

    Sean Carscadden - Chartright's Helicopter Chief Pilot

    Sean’s Picks

    Bigwin Island Golf Club (Baysville)

    An exclusive 520 acre Island paradise with over 26,000 ft of majestic shoreline on gorgeous Lake of Bays, which is becoming the most sought after lake in Muskoka. Enjoy glorious lake vistas and utmost privacy, complimented by resort style services and world-class golf. Experience an unique island venue for your banquet or wedding. Bigwin welcomes corporate golf outings!

    Casino Rama (Orillia)

    Stay, relax, dine, play, rock out and explore all there is to offer in this northern playground. Casino Rama Resort offers the perfect retreat from the everyday with all the amenities of a full entertainment destination. It’s a place that fuses adventure and excitement with the easygoing character of cottage life and truly is a place pretty much exactly like nowhere else.

    Henry’s Fish Restaurant (Frying Pan Island)

    Located on Frying Pan Island in the Sans Souci area on the coast of Georgian Bay, Henry’s is known for its famous fish and chips including battered and pan fried Pickerel dinners. Enjoy your freshly caught fish while overlooking magnificent yachts parked at the docks and beautiful Georgian Bay. Henry’s is accessible only by air or by water and is a meal not to be missed!

    Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa (Cambridge)

    Entering its 28th year in hospitality, Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa has always been known for incredible Five-Diamond dining experiences, exquisite accommodations and storybook architecture. Now after years of development and obsessive planning, Langdon Hall is opening the doors to its latest addition which includes a one of a kind event venue designed for celebrations for 80-120 guests and meeting events for up to 75 participants, a new spa, and eight luxurious guest rooms.

    Vineland Estates Winery (Vineland)

    Open all year, Vineland Estates Winery is not only the home of fine wine and cuisine, but an unmatched touring facility and wine country destination. At this picturesque venue, extensive vineyards on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment provide the stunning backdrop to a unique cluster of carefully restored historic buildings.


    If you have no particular destination in mind, why not take a helicopter for a sightseeing tour over Toronto and Niagara Falls?  And with Autumn on its way, now would be a great time to get an aerial view of all the fall colours coming in!!

    By Cathy Caldarola, Director of Sales & Marketing – Chartright

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  2. Chartright is proud to be an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre

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    AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre

    As an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre, Chartright Executive Helicopters in Toronto, Canada is fully qualified and equipped to perform maintenance on the following models:

    • AW109E/S
    • AW109SP
    • AW139
    • All variants of the AW119

    Chartright provides the following maintenance services:

    • Heavy Maintenance
    • Line Maintenance
    • Inspections
    • AOG Response
    • ADs/SBs
    • Avionics
    • Pre-purchase inspections
    • Tech Records Review

    We pride ourselves on providing the high quality and efficient level of service that our clients value. Our vastly experienced in-house AgustaWestland maintenance engineers are provided the resources and support systems needed for them to perform at the highest standards.

    We invite you to reach out to us to discuss your Leonardo/AgustaWestland maintenance requirements. Call us at 1-800-595-9395 or e-mail us at

    Chartright is a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization with an approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) MIP.

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    Our 2017 Rate: $105 CAD per hour

    As we invoice in Canadian dollars, US operators will have the added benefit of the favorable exchange rate.

    We’re Mobile!

    Unable to bring your aircraft to us? Aircraft is AOG? We can go to you! We can provide the AgustaWestland expertise to oversee the maintenance production on your aircraft at your facility or wherever your aicraft may be.

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  3. Chartright’s Kitchener-Waterloo FBO is a great alternative to Toronto Pearson

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    With the slot restrictions now in place at Toronto Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) complicating corporate air travel, the simplicity of flying in and out of the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF) is a great alternative. Chartright has a beautiful, new hangar and full-service FBO at YKF that can comfortably handle all your business air travel needs.

    Our Waterloo facility offers:

    • 50,000-square-foot hangar space
    • Terminal with a passenger and crew lounge
    • Offices
    • On-site Canadian customs and immigration service available 24/7, with advanced notice
    • Fueling capabilities
    • Aircraft maintenance
    • De-icing/anti-icing services
    • Parking

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    Helicopter Service from YKF

    Downtown Toronto is less than a 25-minute flight by helicopter from YKF. If you need to go to Toronto or anywhere else in the Greater Toronto Area, we can arrange helicopter service for you.

    Pictures of Our Waterloo Facility:

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