Helicopter service summons a chopper ride in just minutes

Posted at 8:45 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 23:46:02-04

Some are calling it the "Uber" of choppers.

A new helicopter service has launched in Palm Beach County

In a matter of 15 minutes you can go online, book a helicopter, and fly to your destination.

Chopper is a business out of Orlando that now has pickup and destination locations in Palm Beach County.

Depending on the helicopter you book, rides can range from $500 and up.

The CEO of Chopper, Michael Blackton, says he has seen a demand in the service among local lawyers, doctors, and politicians.

"There needed to be more access to helicopters that they currently didn’t have. When you want to get a charter you normally go online find a company, you send them an email for a quote it takes a few days for them to get back if they get back to you it’s just really unorganized thing for public people to use private charters and helicopters and i figured there needed to be a solution to that,” Blackton said.

Right now the destinations in our area include the Ritz-Carlton in Jupiter, the Palm Beach and Miami International Airports, Palm Beach Raceway, and Doral Country Club, among other places.

To learn more about the service, visit their website