Sky Chopper

Posted By admin On 29/12/21

This is one helicopter hog hunting trip you won’t be able to stop talking about!

Skyhunter Outfitter LLC is currently booking for 2021 season. Dates go fast so you will want to book early. (January 4th to April 30th 2021)

Instructions & Controls: Using the arrow keys, spacebar, and CTRL key shoot down the other planes while dodging their fire. SKY Helicopters brings a new level of experiences to BC with a complete list of helicopter tours, ranging from mountain escapes to city skyline tours. Our team of BC trained, commercial helicopter pilots offer extensive knowledge of the backcountry, providing you with the best of what our province has to offer.

Skyhunter Outfitters LLC is THE premiere Helicopter Hog Hunting Outfitter in Texas! Helicopter hog hunting is a lifetime experience whether you are a seasoned hunter who has been on various hunting expeditions, or someone who has never been on a hunt and would like to feel the exhilaration and thrill for the first time. Helicopter hog hunting in Texas is a safe, fun filled and meaningful challenge which will give you many stories to tell for years to come. What sets this apart from other hunts is the idea of covering lots of terrain in a short amount of time, following herds from the sky, with this bird’s eye view you have all the makings for a perfect hunting adventure for the shooting enthusiast. Helicopter hog hunting are about 2 hours long and are not too taxing physically so after onsite training almost anyone can go for helicopter hog hunts. It is highly recommended for shooters who would like to enjoy the thrill and exploits of a good helicopter hunt but do not have the time or want to do something more exciting than ground based hunting.

The added benefit of helicopter hog hunting is that you are actually helping to protect wildlife and land conservation. The non indigenous feral hogs are a destructive species which does irreparable damage to local animals as well as farms and crops. Since the wild hogs are not part of the natural ecosystem it is important to keep the feral hog numbers down, helping to preserve the beauty of Texas for future generations. The best part of this expedition is that you get to experience our amazing down home hospitality at our hunting lodge as well as have an experience like no other in either of our two helicopters. Come hunt with us from the sky and you and your fellow hunters can feel the joy of the helicopter hog hunting that lies ahead.

Our jet engine Bell 206 helicopters are expertly flown by a former Army Cavalry Scout helicopter pilot! We have the experience to get you on feral pigs ensuring plenty of opportunity to shoot! Whether you’ve been thinking about a trip with a couple of hunting buddies, with the family or maybe even a corporate getaway; either way, you’ve found the right place! Our helicopter hog hunting packages are all inclusive with no hidden fees or up-charges for items such as gun rentals or extra ammunition!

Your Helicopter Hog Hunting Schedule with Skyhunter Outfitters

Your hunt begins when you arrive at our lodge, just an hour north of Dallas, the evening before you fly. Our chef prepares southern, home cooked style meals and deserts for you to enjoy. After dinner, we relax by the fire pit and discuss helicopter safety, aerial gunnery techniques and what to expect the next morning. From there, enjoy the rest of your evening with friends and family around the fire.

The next morning begins with breakfast before dawn. Once everyone is ready, we head to the hangar and pair shooters off into groups of two for a safety and aerial gunnery refresher and “dress rehearsal” with the helicopter. Each shooter will practice safety around the “bird” and will have the opportunity to get comfortable with the shooting positions using the harness and firearm. After that, it’s the sound of a jet engine, blades turning and the adrenaline rush that comes with slaying feral hogs from a helicopter!

Complaints to 311 about helicopters noisily hovering above New York have soared this year — with an analysis by THE CITY showing a more than 130% increase over 2019.

The 7,758 chopper noise complaints this year through Friday are over 4,400 more than were registered on 311 all of last year. The calls are coming as many New Yorkers work from home during the pandemic.

“It’s just hell on a nice day,” said Melodie Bryant, 71, who lives on the fourth floor of a Chelsea brownstone. “There have been times when the helicopters flew so low that I have wanted to run into the street screaming.”

New 311 data shows that chopper noise reports peaked in October with 1,443 complaints — up from 528 during the same period a year earlier.

This month is on pace to surpass October: As of Friday, 679 complaints had been logged in November.

The numbers have surged even with sightseeing trips emanating from the city-owned Downtown Manhattan Heliport banned from mid-March through late July.

The 108 tour trips in October that originated from the heliport — the only one in Manhattan that allows such jaunts — amounted to just 5% of the volume from a year ago, according to the city’s Economic Development Corporation, which also oversees the East 34th Street Heliport.

‘More Aware’

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who unsuccessfully sought a federal ban on all “non-essential” helicopter traffic over the city after last year’s fatal chopper crash atop a Seventh Avenue skyscraper, told THE CITY the increase in noise complaints is likely driven by multiple factors.

Maloney said those include more helicopters coming in from outside of the city, where they are not subject to New York’s regulations. She also pointed to the NYPD’s use of choppers during protests last summer, along with private chauffeuring by companies like Blade and Uber Copter.

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The @FAA will do NOTHING to stop this. @RepMaloney has a bill in the House. Where's the companion bill in the Senate? Our community boards are doing all they can but this is a federal issue. We need your help! Yes, pass the Heroes Act. Of course. But spend some time here... pic.twitter.com/kV3l02rfzc

— melodie bryant (@bikeloveny) November 9, 2020

“And yes, people who are working from home are going to be more aware of when helicopters fly over their home during the day,” said Maloney, a Democrat whose East River-spanning district encompasses Manhattan’s East Side, Roosevelt Island, Astoria and Greenpoint. “So it appears to be the perfect storm of exacerbating factors.”

The bulk of the complaints through the first 10 months of the year, according to 311 data, have come from Manhattan — with 2,106 logged from a single community board that extends along the East Side from 14th to 59th streets.

Residents of community board districts that include several Queens neighborhoods, the Upper West Side and the Brooklyn waterfront were also among those making the most complaints.

“You’ll be trying to take a stroll along Brooklyn Bridge Park or in that waterfront area, but there is one every couple of minutes,” said Lara Birnback, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association. “They’re so loud, it’s so oppressive.”

Complaints about helicopter noise are also frequently posted to Twitter by critics who use apps such as Flight Radar 24 to track the path and altitude of flights over the city.

“This is a well-dispersed problem and you layer in the commuters, the police, the television helicopters, it’s constant,” said Andrew Rosenthal, of Stop the Chop NY NJ, an organization pushing to ban non-essential helicopter trips.

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Maloney said many tourism helicopter businesses have moved out of the city to dodge New York regulations that apply only to those based in the five boroughs.

“New Jersey and Connecticut officials could step up and regulate, but they’re making money off this industry,” she said. “It’s not their citizens who are bearing the burden, so they have no incentive to act.”

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has invited officials from New York and New Jersey to next month join a “helicopter task force” that a spokesperson said will focus on tourist flights. Brewer also will seek information from the NYPD and television stations on their helicopter use over the city, the spokesperson said.

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City Economic Development Corp. officials said the lack of tours out of the Downtown Heliport points to the noise complaints clearly being about flights out of other chopper bases not regulated by the city.

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— Hasani Gittens (@hgitty) August 30, 2020

Those include doors-off sightseeing trips from the New Jersey-based company, FlyNYON, whose helicopter was involved in a 2018 East River crash in which five tourists were killed.

“A lot of this is driven by people taking ‘shoe selfies,’ with their shoelaces undone over the city,” said Rosenthal. “These things are a public nuisance.”

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FlyNYON did not respond to calls and emails seeking comment.

‘The Noise Makes You Crazy’

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The Federal Aviation Administration said it does not keep data on helicopter flights over the city. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the area’s major airports, did not respond to a request for comment.

A spokesperson for the Helicopter and Tourism Jobs Council, which represents the tour companies flying out of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, said those operators “maintain strict compliance” with a 2016 agreement that capped the number of monthly flights and set over-water routes for New York Harbor and the Hudson River.

“Tour operators from downtown… are rarely, if ever, found to be the source of noise complaints,” said the spokesperson, Sam Goldstein. “As with most companies in the tourism and hospitality industries in the city, especially those dependent on international visitors, the pandemic has devastated their businesses.”

Bryant and Birnback both said they believe the increase in 311 helicopter noise complaints would be even higher if the process of filing a grievance weren’t so laborious.

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“Once you do it like five or six times, and nothing happens, people give up,” Bryant said. “I have felt like such a selfish kvetch for doing this when the nation is in such trouble, but the noise just makes you crazy.”

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