Launch’em At Patriots Point

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Pilots preflight helicopter in preparation for rides at Patriots Point.

(Are you interested in making a reservation for a helicopter ride at Patriots Point?  Pee Dee Helicopters operates out of Patriots Point and they can be reached directly  at 843-373-8011/

While flight operations have long since ceased from the flight deck of the “Fighting Lady,” weekends at Patriots Point now find visitors with the option of taking a short (5-10 minute) helicopter flight over USS Yorktown and Charleston Harbor. If you have never been up in a light aircraft or helicopter over Charleston Harbor (and I bet few have…), it is well worth the charge to see one of the most beautiful harbors in the world from 800 feet at slow speeds. The sea islands, the harbor entrance, Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson, Castle Pinckney, downtown Charleston and more…Watch the videos below and check out the still shots…I’ll bet you will be interested in making this a highlight of your trip to Charleston…ever wonder why folks in Hawaii and the Grand Canyon opt for the same experience?

View of the helicopter interior, room for pilot and three passengers.

Passenger pilot in front, Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie in view as the helicopter approaches the entrance to the harbor.

Looking across Charleston to USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.

Looking up the Cooper River with the new bridge, Patriots Point on left and Charleston on the right.

On the landing approach looking at the Fighting Lady from 250 feet altitude.

For more information, please contact Pee Dee Helicopters at 843 373 8011 or by email at

Here are our two YouTube videos, first the takeoff and second the approach and landing…enjoy…

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21 thoughts on “Launch’em At Patriots Point

  1. I am interested in learning how to book a helicopter ride. I live in Mount Pleasant and am flexible on date/time. Would Monday, the 6th work? What is the minimum age requirement/height? I would like one adult and two children- for my son’s birthday.


    • Good morning Ms. Vigliotti,

      I will send you an email to the address provided with these details.

      Thank you.

    • Ms. Carson,

      The helicopter is managed by an independent company. They would be able to provide you with the most accurate information regarding their schedule at Patriots Point and can be reached at Thank you.

  2. Looking to purchase a private helicopter,for two as a gift. Can download tickets. Engagement party Sunday so need to move fast. Thanks L.Z.

  3. Hello,

    I would like some price and time information for your helicopter rides. My boyfriend and I agreed to conquer our fear of helicopters together and would like to know how we could set this up.

  4. My son is turning 4 this coming week and is fascinated with helicopters. We would like to take him for a ride. Can you please provide me with more information availability, cost and how many can ride at a time.

  5. Please give me the details on this. My husband’s birthday is 02/16 and he is very interested in taking pictures from a “birds eye view” so to speak.

    Thank you,
    Jackie Hortig

    • Hello Ms. McNally,

      The helicopter is managed by an independent company. They would be able to provide you with the most accurate information regarding their schedule at Patriots Point and can be reached at or by phone at (843) 394-7718.

      Thank you!

  6. I live on James Island and have a son who is 4. I would like to surprise him with a ride. My schedule is very flexible. Please send more info. Thanks Gordon

  7. Hello,

    I’m interested in a Helicopter ride with 2 friends.
    Could you provide more information (price, schedule etc.)?

    Thank you

  8. Please provide pricing, schedule, etc. for helicopter ride/tour. Interested in ride for date Dec. 12,2014. Are there doors on the helicopter to protect from cold weather? Any weather conditions that would cause tour/ride to be cancelled. Thanks.

    • Hi Ms. Spann. We do not handle the booking for the helicopter rides. Pee Dee Helicopters uses Patriots Point as a base of operations. For any information related to booking, you will need to contact them directly at 843-373-8011 or

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