Louisiana Traveler - Max Air Helicopters - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Louisiana Traveler - Max Air Helicopters

One look at Max Air Helicopters' promotional HD video and you're hooked. Not only on taking a helicopter ride, but also checking out parts of Southwest Louisiana you can't see from the ground. Based out of Chennault International Airport, Max Air LLC is owned by longtime pilot Maxwell Trost.

"We offer everything that can be done with a helicopter operation," said Trost. "We are a full service air taxi. We also offer tours of the general area."

And those tours of quickly catching on.  You may have seen Max's helicopter at area events like Mardi Gras and Contraband Days. His chopper seats the pilot and three passengers.

One of the great things about the Max Air tour here in SWLA is you get to see things you normally don't get to see from the ground. On a recent tour, I kept my smartphone busy.

A typical air tour takes you along the lake and north to the salt water barrier and marshland east of Westlake. A trek north of Sulphur finds you arriving at the Castle off North Crocker. In fact, Max says he lands here all the time, especially for short romantic stops with couples.

Later, we cross the industrial area, which includes views of the Isle of Capri, I-10 bridge and L'Auberge Casino Resort. A quick jaunt over the Civic Center area and we're arriving back at Chennault. It's really a great little tour. Max Air also provides video production and other services for industry. They even use this remote controlled helicopter with a built-in HD camera. It's definitely a tour worth taking.

For more information, go to: http://www.maxairhelicopters.com

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