Before you fly

Please take note of the following important safety points regarding your flight
Things to know
Please note that all the information listed below is part of NAC Helicopters’ standard operating procedures.
Weather conditions may require us to change flight altitudes or routes without prior notice.
Please arrive 30 minutes before your departure time to complete ticket information and receive your safety briefing. If you are late for your booking, we will do our best to accommodate you immediately but reserve the right to postpone your flight until the next available time slot.
As stated by Civil Aviation Regulations, all mobile phones must be switched to flight mode during the flight. You are welcome to take pictures or film during the flight.
As a general standard, the temperature will drop by 1.98ºC for every 1000ft that the aircraft climbs. We suggest taking a jacket if you are flying in Cape Town’s winter months (June to August).
Standard Cruise Altitude for our Peninsula tours is 2500ft or 762m (weather dependent).
We are no longer allowed to fly over the top of Table Mountain as it is a National Park and therefore a protected area.
Should a passenger be 28 or more weeks pregnant, NAC Helicopters Cape Town will require a medical certificate from a medical practitioner stating that the pregnant passenger is fit to fly.
Security requirements

Civil Aviation Regulations requires people flying with NAC Helicopters to complete a ticket before their flight and to pay attention to the safety briefing given by NAC Helicopters staff before take-off.

NAC Helicopters does not carry any dangerous goods of any class on a flight. If you are unsure, please refer to your completed ticket or the chart located at the front desk for more information.

If possible, please inform NAC Helicopters Cape Town of your combined passenger weights beforehand. All passengers will be weighed (confidentially) prior to departure, but supplying us with your weight beforehand will enable us to advise you if we foresee a problem with the total weight of the aircraft you’ve booked.

Should the helicopter you’ve booked be over its weight limit, we reserve the right to change to a bigger helicopter at the passengers’ expense, or passengers can opt not to fly. We will however do our best to accommodate you.

All passengers are required, by law, to obey all lawful commands given by the pilot and designated ground crew. Any passenger who misbehaves, is disruptive, or threatens the safety of another passenger(s) or NAC employee(s) will be removed from the premises and/or have their booking cancelled.

Weather conditions

Flights may be postponed or re-routed in the event of low clouds, heavy rains, strong winds, fog, or any other factor that decreases visibility or manoeuvrability to below legal flying parameters.

Postponements or route changes will be at the pilot’s discretion at the time of the flight.


If we cancel your flight due to bad weather, we will reschedule the flight for a time that is convenient to you. Alternatively, you will be refunded in full.

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Important Flight Information
Please arrive 30 minutes before your flight. NAC offers a complimentary vehicle transfer service within the CBD, Green Point, Sea Point and Waterfront area.
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