Safety is TOPS
Our Mission: TOPS works as a collaborative team to develop air tour safety standards and recommended practices that are progressive, best-in-class and exceed regulatory standards.
Our Vision: To be the premier safety standard in the air tour industry.
When shopping for the experience of a lifetime, be informed on safety requirements that protect your best interest.
There’s no better way to show your company’s commitment to safety than by joining TOPS. Prove to the flying public that you take safety seriously by going above and beyond FAA requirements. Do you have what it takes to be a TOPS member?
Access our Members Only site, to learn about best practices, program details, meeting news, audit information/results, documents, committee forums, contacts and much more.
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.