About HELO Austin

who we are

HELO Austin offers Austin helicopter tours, Austin helicopter charters and Austin helicopter photography flights. HELO was founded by four Austin-based helicopter enthusiasts who recognized the need for an innovative Austin helicopter tour business in Central Texas to offer a wide range of helicopter services including Austin tours, charters and aerial scouting and photography. The foundation of HELO Austin’s operations is a steadfast commitment to safety so that our customers can fully enjoy the exhilarating experience of flying in a helicopter over Austin, Texas.


New 2015 Robinson R44 Raven II Helicopter:
Seats 3 passengers + 1 pilot

  • John Lawson

    John became a helicopter pilot in 1981 after finishing his airplane ratings the prior year.  At age 19, John earned his Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor rating for helicopters.  He flew for a number of years for an Oil & Gas Company in the Houston area in the early 1980s.  John returned to Austin in 1991 to finish his MBA at the University of Texas where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors in 1993.  He re-kindled his aviation activities after graduate school and has increased his involvement and investment in the Central Texas helicopter market. Although John spends many hours each year flying airplanes for personal and business transportation, his real love is flying helicopters.  He enjoys flying charters, tours and is especially fond of introducing newcomers to the helicopter marketplace, whether they are learning to fly or flying for the first time....

  • Justin Little

    Justin has been flying helicopters since 2009. After managing his own small business and working in car sales, he decided to make piloting his full time passion. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Justin spent his childhood growing up on Lake Travis. He is very familiar with the beautiful sites of Central Texas and enjoys sharing the incredible aerial views of his hometown via helicopter. He loves taking people on their first helicopter ride whether they are 1 or 100. Justin currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife, their young son and golden retriever....