Welcome To EXECUTIVE HELICOPTERS & PITTSBURGH AIR CRANE SERVICES
1-800-643-8838 412-782-1577



Executive Helicopters since 1992 has been a privately owned family business that specializes in Executive Transportation, Broadcast TV, Motion Pictures, Television Productions as Cargo Transportation and Air Crane Services. We are an FAA Approved, fully licensed and insured 135 Air Taxi Service. We utilize some of the worlds safest and most reliable helicopters. The Bell 206 Jet Ranger. Executive Helicopters has been an FAA Part 135 Air Taxi Operator since October of 1993.

Our Helicopters are equipped with ADS-B weather and traffic as well as XM radio, Super Night Scanner Search Light, Programable FM/UHF Radios as well as digital TV and flight phone at no additional charge for your use through our Bose Noise canceling headsets. we also have iPhone or iPod interfaces so you can listen to your own music or charge your phone while in flight.

The rear windows of our Jet Ranger are wedge type allowing more elbow room and for photo flights we have additional doors with photo sliding windows to aid in ease of mobility while shooting hand held still and video photography and they can also be removed.


President and Chief Pilot Dan " Chopper Dan" Sweazen has been flying helicopters since 1975. With over 15,000 total accident free flight hours. Dan has recieved numerous commendations and awards from Clients, State, Local and Federal Agencies. Dan is also a Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA quailified Pilot/Actor for Motion Picture, TV and Broadcast Productions that may require it. Executive has extensive experience providing helicopter services for TV "ENG"/Electronic News Gathering, Motion Pictures, Commercials, Air Taxi, Microwave Uplink/Downlink and camera work for races such as NASCAR, CART and IRL.

Executive Helicopters also specializes in Natural Gas Pipeline Survey and Construction Progress flights. All we need is a KML file of your centerline and we will always stay on your route. With the addition of our FREE HD camera system, your pipeline flights will be videoed and that allows you to have a SDHD Card copy of your pipeline flight video for further review at your offices or to share thru out your company. We only charge for the SDHD cards which are only $30.00.

Motion Picture Credits include: Mothman Prophecies, The Christmas Tree, Inspector gadget, Air Force One, The Kill Point, Director Tony Scott's "Unstoppable" scouts, Three Rivers and many more.
TV credits include The American Experience "Into the Deep", "Life Changing Medicine" on Discovery, "Blood and Oil" on Discovery In Pittsburgh, PA we have been CBS/KDKA TV-2 "News Chopper 2" for over twenty two years.
We have provided services for the New York and Cleveland Marathon's, Tour De Toona Cycle race, US Open Golf Course Profiles, The Golf Channel, ESPN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX.

This is the 36" Wescam Film Camera system that was used for the UPMC Commercial and The Guardian TV Show.






BREAKING NEWS RESERVE YOUR CINEFLEX SHOOT DATE NOW FOR 2017, GREAT PRICING ON CAMERA SYSTEM, DECK and OPERATOR PLUS HELICOPTER DISCOUNTS

Executive Helicopters can assist in providing you with rentals of Cineflex Gyro Stabilized HD camera systems as well as Wescam and Flir. Both of our aircraft are equipped with the Airfilm Cineflex G1V2 camera mount.

In addition we also have a FLIR 6000 nose mounted gyro stabilized Infra Red system that can be used for Law Enforcement as well as thermal Surveys of Steam Systems, Heat Loss from buildings and Natural Gas Pipeline Leak detection. We offer discounted rates of the latest Cineflex HD gyro stabilized cameras. Packages include operator, HD Deck and Helicopter time. Call for a quote.



Executive Helicopters has the Experience, The Equipment, The Facilities, The Locations and the Personnel to take care of you, the customer as well as your customers. Executive strives to pamper not only You and Your Clients but in these tough times your BUDGET and Wallet as well. We offer very affordable Production Packages as well to suit everything from the Largest Hollywood Movie to the Smaller Local Video shoots. Executive can offer that to you because we are closer to where you need to be. Yes our hourly rates include the Pilot and Fuel as well as adding you as additional insured to our production policy if needed at little or no additional charge!!

Since we don't have to shell out thousands for fancy advertising and complicated Web Sites we pass that savings on to you, Our Experience, reputation and numerous references do the "Advertising" for us. At Executive Helicopters your satisfaction is our satisfaction.

Executive Helicopters can easily carry a foursome of golfers in our leather appointed interior and four golf bags, clubs and duffels INSIDE our baggage compartment to any number of the regions preimier Golf Courses such as Oakmont CC, Longue Vue Club,Nemacolin Woodlands, Firestone CC Etc. Call Today for a Day Rate for your next golf outing. By Helicopter its possible to play at several courses in the same day!!

At our central offices just outside the City Limits in Etna, PA we are stratigically located just outside the Steelers and Pirates Sporting event Temporary Flight Restriction zone "TFR". During game days We can always guarantee that you will be able to fly in and out of the heliport no matter what your mission. We can also offer at no additional charge short term production office space on the days when motion pictures or videos are being shot with us. No expensive ferry time from "Timbucktu" to Pittsburgh or back and forth to a airport to refuel as we have 5000 gallons Jet Fuel on sight for our use only! With Executive Helicopters you are already here in the heart of the Big City!



Breaking News in addition to our reliable Bell 206 Jet Ranger we have added a Single Pilot 7 place IFR Bell 206L1 We do offer Helicopter Tours!! 1/2 hour for 2 in our Bell Jet Ranger is $650.00 cash and for up to 5 passengers in our Bell Long Ranger for $950.00 cash. 24 Hour Service - Fully Insured ($10 Million Liability)- FAA Approved Part 135 Air Carrier.

We accept Master Card and Visa as well as cash and checks

Executive is convieniently located at our Heliport and Office/Warehouse/Hangar Just 5 Minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh off of Route 28.

Executive Helicopter's has Landing Areas through-out the Tri-State Area for your convenience. Executive's years of experience we can also help consult and design a helistop and heliport for Private, City and Business.



- FLIR Infra Red Gyro Stabilized Camera
- Electronic News Gathering
- Law Enforcement and Search
- Wescam SS-16 750 Gyro Stabilized Camera
- Heavy Lift and Cargo
- Helicopter Pilot Services
- Air Taxi Service
- Sight Seeing
- Cineflex HD rentals
- Motion Pictures
- Microwave Video Downlink
- Oil and Gas Hot Shot services
- Tyler Camera Mounts

Executive Helicopters and Air Crane Service's Crew receiving FAA Eastern Region Award for Aviation Safety
while assisting Lockeed Martin in the recovery of its HALE-D demonstrator aircraft.





Our crew attended the 2013 HAI Heli Expo in Las Vegas here we are checking out Bell Helicopters 429.


The following are some sample videos of previous jobs.














Dan Sweazen - Chief Pilot/President
P.O. Box 77165
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Phone Toll Free US 1-800-643-8838 or 412-782-1577

Cell Phone 412-417-0474 Phone Toll Free UK 08009176419

Fax 1-412-782-1050

E-mail us: Dan@executivehelicopter.com

We recommend the following experienced aerial Still Photographers

Charles Uhl 412-492-9100