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Chernobyl Helicopter Tour by helicopter Robinson R44, Mi-2, EC120, EC145 and Bell 407

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour by helicopter Robinson R44, Mi-2, Eurocopter EC120, EC145, AS350 and Bell 407


Chernobyl Helicopter Tour
is unique experience to look at best sights of Chernobyl zone bird's-eye view during helicopter tour starting in Kiev by helicopter Robinson R44, Mi-2, Eurocopter EC120, EC145 and Bell 407.

Optimal time for Chernobyl helicopter tour is early in the morning from 08:00 to 11:00 when the sun shines from the east and illuminate beautifully Kiev and all sights on the way and in Chernobyl Zone like Duga-1, Prypyat, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Cooling Pond.

Special Offer! For organized groups who plan to look Chernobyl Zone by van and need fast transfer from Kiev to Dytyatky Checkpoint and back offers Kiev - Dytyatky Checkpoint Helicopter Transfer. Please, look details and video of the helicopter charter at the bottom of this page.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour | Duga-1 Chernobyl-2 Russian Woodpecker over-the-horizon radarChernobyl Helicopter Tour Itinerary

- Transfer Kiev city center - Kiev heliport

- Helicopter flight Kiev heliport - Chernobil Zone and on the route aerial views of Mezhyhirya Residence of Former President Viktor Yanukovych and Zoo XII Months (around 30 minutes)

- Helicopter tour over Chernobyl Zone without landing (around 30 minutes):

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour | Prypyat Ghost Town with view of Ferris Wheel of Pripyat amusement park, Palace of Culture Energetik and Hotel Polissya- Chernobyl City with USSR Traffic Post and VAZ 2101 in original painting of Soviet Militsiya

- Chernobyl Port with abandoned barges

- Cooling Pond of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

- Unfinished 5 and 6 Power Units of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

- Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant with flying around, view from 5-8 km, flight altitude is around 300 meters

- Prypyat Ghost Town with view of Ferris Wheel of Pripyat amusement park, Palace of Culture "Energetik" and Hotel "Polissya"

- Duga-1 Chernobyl-2 "Russian Woodpecker"

- Helicopter flight Chernobyl Zone - Kiev heliport with crossing of Kiev Sea (around 30 minutes)

- Transfer from Kiev Helipad and drop off in Kiev city center

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour Video
Combination of Chernobyl Helicopter Tour and Chernobyl Zone Tour by Private Car

Combination of Chernobyl Helicopter Tour and Chernobyl Zone Tour by Private Car | Helicopter Robinson R44

The new experience let tourists to get to Chernobyl Zone from Kyiv Helipad just in 30 minutes by the helicopter (by car is ussually about 2 hours), look and find out about Chernobyl Zone main attractions from the bird's eye view with Chernobyl helicopter tour guide (30 minutes helicopter tour).

Then after landing close to Dytyatky Checkpoint continue Chernobyl Zone Tour by private car (2-10 passengers) during 4-5 hours to look at main sights much closer, visit places that are not visited during Chernobyl group tours and get the detailed information from experienced local guide.

After the private Chernobyl Zone Tour the helicopter transfer tourists back to Kyiv Helipad just in 30 minutes.

Combination of Chernobyl Helicopter Tour and Chernobyl Zone Tour by Private Car | VIP Van for Chernobyl TourChernobyl Tour by private car during around 5 hours includes all main attraction of Chernobyl Zone and going by the route:

Dytyatki Checkpoint - Villages Cherevach and Zalissya - Chernobyl City - Leliv Checkpoint - Kopachi Village - Third stage of ChNPP (uncompleted reactors 5, 6 and unfinished cooling tower) - New sarcophagus of Reactor 4 (from 270 meter distance) - Pripyat City - Over the Horizon Radar Duga-1 Russian Woodpecker - Leliv Checkpoint - Dytyatki Checkpoint.

This combination of Chernobyl helicopter tour and and Chernobyl Tour by private car gives maximus possibile experience of Chernobyl Zone during one day and good for tourists who want to save their time and get the complex experience.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour plus Chernobyl Day Tour by Van | Video
Radiation Levels during Chernobyl Helicopter Tour

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour | Prypyat Ferris Wheel

At the start of Chernobyl helicopter tour the helicopter tour guide turn on Geiger Counter so you could find out levels of radiation during helicopter flight to/from and over Chernobyl Zone and at the end of the tour you know total dose of radiation that was received.

Key points for Radiation Levels measurement* during Chernobyl Helicopter Tour:

Normal levels of radiation is till 0.3 mSv/h.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour | Cooling Pond of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant- Kyiv Helipad - 0.06 mSv/h
- Mezhyhirya Residence - 0.07 mSv/h
- Zoo XII Months - 0.08 mSv/h
- Dytyatky Checkpoint - 0.07 mSv/h
- Duga-1 Chernobyl-2 "Russian Woodpecker" - 0.09 mSv/h
- Chernobyl NPP Cooling Pond - 0.16 - 0.18 mSv/h
- Yanov Backwater and Pripyat River Intersection - 1.2 mSv/h
- Prypyat City - 0.3 - 0.37 mSv/h
- Chernobyl city - 0.13 - 0.14 mSv/h

During Chernobyl Helicopter Tour tourists received doze of raditaion up to 1 mSv (after the helicopter tour Dosimeter-Radiometer MKS-05 Terra-P shows accumulated radiation dose - 0.000 mSv).

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour route and map of Radiation Levels measurement, please, look below.

* all radiation levels measurements were done by Dosimeter-Radiometer MKS-05 Terra-P produced by ECOTEST that is not a tool of official (professional) measurements. So the measurements are approximate and could be use as base information for understanding of radiation environment in Chernobyl Zone.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour Route on Map and Measured Radiation Levels
Chernobyl Helicopter Tour Price
Chernobyl Helicopter Tour by helicopter Robinson R44
Robinson R44

Helicopter tour cost: 1147 USD per tour
Maximum number of tourists per tour: 2 passengers

Helicopter flight time: 1,5 hours
Payment terms: 100% pre-payment one day before helicopter tour

Helicopter Robinson R44 is a four-seat light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992. Helicopter Robinson R44 was received FAA certification in December 1992.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour by helicopter Mi-2
Mi-2

Helicopter Tour Cost: 1 497 USD + cost of helicopter supply from its base heliport
Maximum number of tourists per tour: 5 passengers

Helicopter tour time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Payment terms: 100% prepayment before departure.

Helicopters Mi-2, Mi-6, Mi-8 and Mi-26 participated in the liquidation of the consequences of Chernobyl Disaster:

- 26.04 - 05.05.1986 - Bombing of Reactor №4 of Chernobyl NPP with sand and lead was performed by transport helicopters Mi-6, Mi-8 and Mi-26
- 27.04.1986, night time - Mi-2 helicopter charter to Chernobyl city for members of Governmental Commission
- after 15.05.1986 - two helicopters Mi-2 participated in experiments conducted near Chernobyl heliport - determined the altitude, flight speed and number of passes over the terrain which must be done to ensure the formation on the surfaces of the film of the required thickness
- after 20.05.1986 - two helicopters Mi-2 was used equipped with systems for spraying liquid chemicals for decontamination of the area - irrigating from the air at altitude 20-40 meters and speed of 30-50 km/h with a special viscous liquid of the buildings and the territory of Chernobyl NPP to bind the radioactive dust. Each spraying helicopter charter was around 12-15 minutes.
- after 22.05.2021 - four helicopters Mi-8 was used equipped with sling load tanks of 3 tons for spraying liquid chemicals over Chernobyl NPP and surrounding territory
- after 22.05.2021 - two helicopters Mi-26 was used equipped internal tanks of 15 tons for spraying liquid chemicals over Red Forest

Currently only helicopters Mi-2 and Mi-8 could be used for the historical flight around Chernobyl NPP because helicopters Mi-6 were removed from the service since 1998 and helicopters Mi-26 are belong to Ukraine Air Force.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour by helicopter Eurocopter EC-120
Eurocopter EC120

Helicopter Tour Cost: 1 747 USD
Maximum number of tourists per tour: 3 passengers

Helicopter tour time: 1,5 hours
Payment terms: 100% prepayment before departure.

Helicopter Eurocopter EC120 is a turbine-powered helicopter designed and built by Airbus Helicopter Company.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour by  helicopter Bell 407
Bell 407

Helicopter Tour Cost: 3147 USD
Maximum number of tourists per tour: 4 passengers

Helicopter tour time: 1,5 hours
Payment terms: 100% prepayment before departure.

Helicopter Bell 407 is a four-blade single-engine helicopter - modern VIP helicopter created on base of classic Bell 206L-4 LongRanger. The advantage of helicopter Bell 407 is more high cruise speed compare to Robinson R44. Bell 407 has five seats.

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour Include

- all transfers by private car
- flight Kiev heliport - Chernobil Zone - Kiev heliport by Robinson R44
- permit for flight over Chernobyl Zone
- English speaking guide service
- insurance
- movie of helicopter flight

Kiev - Chernobyl Helicopter Charter | Kiev - Dytyatky Checkpoint Helicopter Transfer

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour | Kiev - Chernobyl Helicopter Charter | Kiev - Dytyatky Checkpoint Helicopter Transfer

For tourists who like to get to the entry checkpoint of Chernobyl Zone flying just 30 minutes one way we organize Kiev - Dytyatky Checkpoint - Kiev helicopter charter.

On landing in Dytyatky Checkpoint tourists take part in regular group or individual Chernobyl tours by private car, minibus or bus (need to be booked at least one day in advance with one of Chernobyl tour operators).

Depends on actual helicopter flight schedule the helicopter is waiting for tourists in Dytyatky Checkpoint or fly to Kiev for other day helicopter tours and back to Dytyatky for the return helicopter charter in the evening.

Kiev - Chernobyl Helicopter Charter | Kiev - Dytyatky Checkpoint Helicopter Transfer | Video
Optional Activities After Chernobyl Helicopter Tour

Chernobyl Helicopter Tour | Helicopter Mil Mi-6 in State Aviation Museum

- Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum with guided tour of history of Chernobyl disaster (1986), watching the video of Chernobyl helicopter operation and find out accident consequences of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (2011)

- Guided tour in Kiev State Aviation Museum to look at all helicopters in one place Mi-2, Mi-6, Mi-8 (access inside), Mi-24, Mi-26 (access inside), Ka-26 which type took part in radiation measurements, deploy sand, boron, lead over 4th reactor of Chernobyl NPP and ground support

- Kyiv Tour of Chernobyl HBO Series Filming Locations

Kiev Helicopter Tour | Hydrofoil Volga Charter by route Kiev River Station - Kiev Heliport Hydropark (Kiev Heliport Park Muromets)Optional Transfer by Hydrofoil Volga for Chernobyl Helicopter Tour

For tourists who like to enjoy Soviet heritage in Kiev offers private Hydrofoil Volga Cruise by Dnieper River on speed up to 60 km/h for 5 passengers on route Kiev River Station - Kiev Heliport Hydropark (Kiev Heliport Park Muromets) that help to avoid traffic jams in the city and get to the helipad more fast way.

Need helicopter transfer in Ukraine? You could rent hire helicopter with pilot in Ukraine
Kyiv Helicopter Training, Charter, Tour | Helicopter Robinson R22
Cost of helicopter charter: 497 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 1 passenger
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Robinson R22
Average speed of flight: 160 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Kiev Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Robinson R44
Cost of helicopter transfer: 697 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 3 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Robinson R44
Average speed of flight: 175 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Kiev Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Robinson R66
Cost of helicopter transfer: 1197 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 3 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Robinson R66
Average speed of flight: 220 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Kiev Helicopter Charter | Helicopter MBB Bo 105
Cost of helicopter transfer: 1197 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 4 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo 105
Average speed of flight: 204 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Kiev Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Eurocopter EC120B Colibri
Cost of helicopter transfer: 1297 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 4 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Airbus Eurocopter EC120B Colibri
Average speed of flight: 190 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Kiev Helicopter Charter | Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil
Cost of helicopter transfer: 1497 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 4 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil
Average speed of flight: 220 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Kiev Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Bell 407
Cost of helicopter transfer: 2297 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 5 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Bell 407
Average speed of flight: 230 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Kiev Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Bell 407
Cost of helicopter transfer: 2597 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 7 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Eurocopter EC145
Average speed of flight: 246 km per hour
Heliport location: Kiev
Lviv Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Mi-2MSB for 7 passengers
Cost of helicopter transfer: 1197 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 7 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Mi-2MSB
Average speed of flight: 210 km per hour
Heliport location: Lviv
Ivano-Frankivsk Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Robinson R44
Cost of helicopter transfer: on request
Maximum number of persons: 3 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Robinson R44
Average speed of flight: 175 km per hour
Heliport location: Ivano-Frankivsk
Zaporizhzhya Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Mi-2MSB
Cost of helicopter transfer: 997 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 7 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Mi-2MSB
Average speed of flight: 210 km per hour
Heliport location: Zaporizhzhya
Kharkiv Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Mil Mi-2
Cost of helicopter transfer: 1097 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 5 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Mil Mi-2
Average speed of flight: 150 km per hour
Heliport location: Kharkiv
Dnipro Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Eurocopter EC130
Cost of helicopter transfer: 2097 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 6 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Eurocopter EC130
Average speed of flight: 236 km per hour
Heliport location: Dnipro
Kremenchuk Helicopter Charter | Helicopter Mil Mi-8
Cost of helicopter transfer: 6997 USD per hour
Maximum number of persons: 16 passengers
Payment terms: 100% prepayment one day before departure
Helicopter: Mil Mi-8
Average speed of flight: 180 km per hour
Heliport location: Kremenchuk
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