Know the Details of Helicopter Leases

Helicopter leases are quite common as they are hassle-free and serve the purpose of the lessee. The following are the main types of Helicopter leases: 

  • Dry Lease: In a dry lease, the lessee gets only the helicopter and no crew. So, they are in charge of the operations
  • Wet Lease: In a wet lease, the lessee gets the helicopter along with at least one crew and operations are controlled by the lessor.

Helicopter Lease Rates 

The cost of leasing a helicopter depends on the type of lease. The cost of leasing a helicopter can be fixed on both an hourly and monthly basis. Touchstone Helicopters in Los Angeles offers a dry lease on the Robinson R22 Beta II at $2,750 per month plus $78 per flight hour with no minimum usage or $129 per hour with no monthly fee and a minimum usage to be determined on an individual basis. The R44 Raven II leases for $4,950 per month plus $128 per flight hour with no minimum or $285 per hour with no monthly fee and minimum usage to be determined. There are customized leases for flight schools, businesses, and individuals also.