TEMSCO Helicopters goes beyond the minimum safety requirements of the FAA through the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). As a TOPS member, TEMSCO Helicopters verifies all pilot qualifications and experience using an FAA report of the pilot's certificate of record. Minimum tour pilot qualifications are 1,000 hours of helicopter Pilot in Command (PIC) time and 100 hours flying the terrain in which the pilot will be working. TEMSCO's minimum for Contract Pilots is 1,500 hours but most of our contract pilots have over 3,000 hours of flight time with vertical reference longline experience.
I had the best time on my glacier tour with Temsco! The staff was very helpful and friendly. I got the best shots of my family on the glacier.