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att.JAPAN Issue 50, January 2010

Cruising in the sky above Yokohama

Yokohama is known for its beautiful night view, so seeing the town of Yokohama from the vantage point of a helicopter in the sky is sure to be fun.

Helicopter cruising excursions depart from and land in the Minato Mirai 21 area. Minato Mirai heliport is adjacent to Rinko Park, and it takes about 10 minutes to get from Minato Mirai Station on Minato Mirai Line. As you approach the heliport, you will begin to hear the roar of a helicopter and your anticipation will gradually increase.

After checking in, just place your baggage in a locker and wait for your flight to take off. As the helicopter noise increases, you will be able to see the helicopter returning from its previous flight, and it will shortly thereafter arrive at the heliport. The movement of the rotor blades creates a strong wind around the helicopter. Following instructions from the staff, board the helicopter and fasten your seatbelt. The flight will now begin.

After lightly hovering, the helicopter rises in the direction of the sky above the sea. It then turns around, and a breathtakingly sweeping night view of Minato Mirai opens up. The big Ferris wheel in Yokohama Cosmo World sparkles, as do Yokohama Landmark Tower and the nearby skyscrapers. Below, you can see various boats and vessels in Yokohama Bay and the illuminated Yokohama Bay Bridge. You can also see brilliant lines of cars on the bridge and expressways. Haneda Airport shines in the distance and the lights of Umihotaru, a rest area of Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line on Tokyo Bay, can be seen far away. This is a
superb night view.

The helicopter makes an approximately 10-minute flight at an altitude of 500-600 meters, while the pilot introduces must-see places. Explanations in English are available, but please request this service when placing your reservation.

There are other flight plans available, including a 5-minute Twilight course, which starts at sunset and enables you to see the town as it starts twinkling in the dusk, and a 20-minute Private course, in which you can reserve the helicopter for you and your group. Taking advantages of these various options, you can enjoy flying here many times across different seasons, times and courses. Enjoy helicopter cruising in Yokohama!

 

 Information on helicopter cruising in Yokohama
This service is operated by EXCEL AIR SERVICE INC. Reservations are required and can be placed via the Internet or phone (0120-888-910). The helicopter is air-conditioned, so you can ride wearing normal clothes.


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