SkyPix R44 with FAA-Approved Aerial Photo Door

SkyPix is the only aerial photography company in St. Louis to offer a specialized aerial photo helicopter door. This custom door, manufactured by Tech-Tool Plastics, is FAA approved for the Robinson R44. Our aerial photo door features a sliding window, allowing for undistorted shooting- in any weather- without removing the door.

The SkyPix St. Louis
Robinson R44 4-Place Helicopter

SkyPix operates a high-performance,
dependable aircraft

Want to Accompany the Pilot & Photographer on your Photo Flight?

SkyPix operates a safe, reliable 4-seat helicopter. Unlike other aerial photographers in St. Louis who fly smaller 2-seat helicopters, our aircraft can accomodate the pilot and photographer, as well as up to 1-2 passengers (depending on weight and fuel load). This makes it possible for the client- or an employee or representative- to see their property from the air and make sure they get the best shots possible.

Clients have the option to join us “in the cockpit” at no extra charge to oversee and supervise the photography session.

example photographer using custom aerial photo door

Custom Aerial Photo Door

Our Helicopter

SkyPix St. Louis uses the Robinson model R44 helicopter, the most popular helicopter ever built. The R44 is one of the safest and most reliable helicopters ever produced. The R44 can handle up to 4 individuals: the pilot plus up to 3 passengers, depending on weight and fuel load.

Plus, our aircraft is ideally suited for professional aerial photography missions. The SkyPix helicopter has been custom-fitted with a photo door that has its own sliding window for the photographer.

About the Robinson R44

The R44 helicopter is much faster and more comfortable than 2-seat models yet price-competitive with smaller and slower aircraft. Maximum cruise speed is 113 knots (130 mph) and range is approximately 300 miles.

air to air aerial photo of Robinson R44 helicopter

picture inside Robinson Helicopter factory
Robinson Helicopter Company, based in Torrance, California, is currently the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters. Since 1979, they have manufactured over 10,000 helicopters, including more than 5,000 R44 models since its introduction 20 years ago.
The powerplant of the SkyPix St. Louis R44 helicopter is the trustworthy Lycoming O-540, a six-cylinder carbureted piston engine. Our helicopter is subject to rigorous maintenance and safety checks, including thorough periodic inspections by a certified aviation mechanic. Additionally, we always perform a checklist of safety tests before each flight.
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Robinson R44 takeoff from yacht
Robinson R44 takeoff from yacht
Robinson helicopters are trusted and used worldwide in a variety of civil aviation roles and make an excellent choice for aerial photography and aerial videography flights.

Aerial Photos Make Great Gifts! gift icon

SkyPix offers aerial photography gift packages
Framed prints of our artwork are the ideal gift this upcoming holiday season. Whether it’s for a client, for your spouse- or just for yourself- professional aerial photos make a unique gift idea.

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