Helicopter flights - Air Service Berlin

Helikopterflüge Air Service Berlin

The premium sightseeing flight directly above "Berlin's Mitte": You want to see the true heart of Berlin and not miss any important sights? Then the helicopter sightseeing flight "Berlin City" is the right choice for you. Air Service Berlin is the only sightseeing flight company licensed to fly directly over Berlin's city center.

Therefore, the flight does not start anywhere near Berlin, but exactly where the business jets of celebrities, economists and politics take off: at Terminal D of "Schoenefeld" Airport. You will be given a warm welcome at the counter. Short small talk is where you get your boarding passes. Shortly afterwards we drive in our snow-white stretch limousine over the airport to the helicopter. The most important safety instructions are displayed on the monitor in the car during the journey. Get in, buckle up, headsets on. A short take-off clearance from the Tower - and you're off into the air and directly to the center of Berlin.

Please note that a wheelchair service must be reserved and announced in advance. 

Certified in the period

May 2017 - April 2021

Information about Accessibility

Barrier-free information

Short Report as PDF

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • In front of Terminal D, 11 marked parking spaces are available for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm; distance to entrance approx. 50 m).
  • The path from the car park to the entrance is easy to walk and drive on.
  • Access to the building is possible without thresholds or steps.
  • All passageways/doors are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The Air Service Berlin counter is 120 cm high. There is no alternative way to communicate while in a sitting position.
  • The guest is welcomed at the Air Service Berlin counter at Terminal D ("Schoenefeld" Airport) and accompanied to the security checkpoint. Behind the checkpoint, the guest is met again and taken to the limousine. The limousine takes the guest directly to the helicopter. After landing, the guest is taken back to Terminal D2 (exit) by limousine.
  • For wheelchair users the service of the company "Gegenbauer" can be booked for 150 €. The company brings the wheelchair user to and into the helicopter.

Toilets for people with disabilities at Terminal D and D2 (exit)

  • The manoeuvring spaces in front of the toilets, washbasins and doors are at least 150 cm x 150 cm.
  • The manoeuvring space next to the toilets are at least 90 cm x 70 cm on the right and left.
  • There are grab handles that can be folded up to the left and right of the toilet.
  • The washbasins are wheelchair compatible and the mirrors can be seen while standing or sitting.

Limousine

  • The entrance to the car is 45 cm high, the passage width is 30 cm wide and the height is 97 cm.

Helicopter

  • The helicopter is entered via two steps, 46 cm and 53 cm high. The sliding door is 175 cm wide.
  • Two rows of seats are available in the helicopter. The rear row with four seats is intended for passengers. The width between the rows of seats is 35 cm.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • The guest is welcomed at the Air Service Berlin counter at Terminal D ("Schoenefeld" Airport) and accompanied to the security checkpoint. Behind the checkpoint, the guest is met again and taken to the limousine. The limousine takes the guest directly to the helicopter. After landing, the guest is taken back to Terminal D2 (exit) by limousine.
  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • In the helicopter, the pilot's information is transmitted via headphones.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • The guest is welcomed at the Air Service Berlin counter at Terminal D ("Schoenefeld" Airport) and accompanied to the security checkpoint. Behind the checkpoint, the guest is met again and taken to the limousine. The limousine takes the guest directly to the helicopter. After landing, the guest is taken back to Terminal D2 (exit) by limousine.
  • Assistance are allowed by arrangement.
  • The entrance to Terminal D is not visually contrasting.
  • The signage is in legible, visually contrasting font.
  • There are glass doors in the entrance area. These are marked with safety markings and open automatically.
  • There are no carousel or rotary doors.
  • Rooms and corridors are brightly lit.
  • There are no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path/room.
  • An information board in Braille and prismatic writing is available at Terminal D.
  • There is no uninterrupted guidance system with ground indicators.
  • In the helicopter, the pilot's information is transmitted via headphones.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • The guest is welcomed at the Air Service Berlin counter at Terminal D ("Schoenefeld" Airport) and accompanied to the security checkpoint. Behind the checkpoint, the guest is met again and taken to the limousine. The limousine takes the guest directly to the helicopter. After landing, the guest is taken back to Terminal D2 (exit) by limousine.
  • Name and logo of the helicopter flight Air Service Berlin at Terminal D are clearly visible from the outside.
  • There is no uninterrupted guidance system or signs at a constantly visible distance.
  • There is no information in easy language.
  • In the helicopter the pilot's information is transmitted via headphones.
  • Information is not displayed with pictograms or pictures (exception: signage of toilets).
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF