There is truly no better way to take in all the magnificent sights that Collingwood and the Blue Mountains have to offer than to get a real-life bird’s eye view while enjoying the one of a kind exhilarating and eye-opening experience that is a Collingwood area helicopter tour.
However, some people may feel a bit nervous about flying before they take off, especially if you have never had the chance to enjoy riding in a helicopter before. Don’t worry! A few jitters are perfectly normal and can easily be soothed by taking a few steps to prepare before the ride begins.
Rest assured that helicopters are totally safe for anybody in generally good health, and those few butterflies are very likely to start to disappear and turn to sheer joy once you realize that this is truly an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
Here are three smart ways to combat any nervousness before your helicopter tour.
Talk to the Pilot About Your Concerns
If you are feeling a bit nervous about going up, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Don’t be afraid to express that you are feeling some anxiety to the pilot. Aside from needing a little break to focus on landing and taking off, it is the pilot’s job to help ensure that the passengers are comfortable, relaxed and enjoying every minute.
They will usually be more than happy to take it easy and avoid any sharp turns in order to make the trip as smooth as possible so that you will find it easier to kick back, chill out and let yourself be immersed in the spectacular views that Collingwood has to offer.
Dress for Comfort
One of the best ways to ensure that you do not feel uneasy or distracted during your tour is to make sure that you are properly dressed. Show up in something comfortable like long pants or trousers and a light jacket or sweater. If you have long hair, be sure to pull it back securely into a ponytail and leave any accessories like sunglasses, hats and jewelry behind.
White or light-coloured clothing has a pesky tendency to reflect off of the windows and ruin those perfects shot, so always wear dark clothing. A small bottle of water and some gum to chew on during takeoff are both good things to have on hand.
Know What to Expect
Many find the movement of a helicopter much more pleasant than airplanes. It will probably feel a lot like being in an elevator, except one that moves from side to side. It will be pretty noisy, but not so much that you won’t be able to hear fellow passengers or the pilot.
Don’t forget that helicopters are incredibly safe, so no need to stress. Just mind the pilot’s instructions, sit back and enjoy all those gorgeous views of Collingwood!