He is certificated by the FAA as a Commercial pilot in both airplanes and helicopters. He is also an instrument rated in both. Mark’s greatest concern is safety for his passengers, his aircraft, and himself.
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What To Expect
From the time you arrive at our Sarasota airport facility, expect nothing less than first-rate personalized service. Mark will meet you in the Retrix lobby and escort you to your waiting helicopter. When you step outside, you’ll get your first glimpse of our beautiful blue Robinson R44 Raven II. She is a 2021 model with the latest electronics, air-conditioning, fuel injection, and hydraulic controls for a smooth ride.
Best of all she is equipped with a pop-out flotation system in the unlikely event of a water landing. You’ll have your choice of either executive comfort with the doors on or the all-out thrill ride with the doors off. Next, you’ll be given a thorough briefing that covers the important safety aspects of helicopter travel. Then get in, buckle up, put on your headphones, and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime. You’ll be traveling in a way few have ever experienced. Whether you are a native or visiting, you’ll get a chance to see the Suncoast area like never before. Trust us, you’ll be blown away by the experience! You’ll wish it could go on forever. All too soon you’ll return to home base and the trip will be over. However, the memories will last a lifetime. You’ll never forget the great experience you and your friends or family had flying with Mark at Sarasota Helicopter Tours!