When you are shopping for an experience of a lifetime for you or your family, be in the know on safety requirements that protect your best interest.
What should I expect when flying with a TOPS tour operator? Safety first! Read up on our standards for your safe and exciting flying experience.
TOPS vs. non TOPS
Compare the facts about TOPS vs. non TOPS operators and why you should know before you go.
The TOPS Experience
Incorporated in 1996, Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) was formed from the vision of four tour operators looking to hold the helicopter sightseeing industry to a higher, self-imposed safety standard, above and beyond that required by the FAA. Today, as members of TOPS, the country’s most respected helicopter tour operators in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, and New York have collaborated to design a safety program superior to any other in the industry.
TOPS Associate Members