Hangar 21 is a local, family-owned and operated business. Our foundation was built on taking our love of flight and creating an experience for all to enjoy. We take great pride in providing the best helicopter rides in Southern California. Our FAA certified pilots boast over 65 years of combined flying experience, so you’re in the safest hands.

We offer an extensive choice of flights and experiences like helicopter tours over sun-drenched Southern California, fully customizable private helicopter charters to cruise the skies in style, aerial photography trips for that photo of a lifetime, and even romantic proposal flights to pop the question!

Whichever tour you choose, Hangar 21 guarantees a unique flying experience you’ll never forget!

Meet The Team


Nolan is a first generation pilot, he has lived in Southern California his entire life and knows the area like the back of his hand. Nolan worked in the medical field for 6 years, but traded the Emergency Room for a career in the sky. He can show you everything there is to see in Southern California and his favorite tour is the 60 MINUTE L.A. TOUR for the perfect amount of coastline and city. And while you are over the water keep an eye out for dolphins and whales, he is known for getting you up close and personal with our awesome sea life. He can’t wait to go flying with you!


Born and raised in Orange County, Luke always wanted to fly when he was young. His uncle was a Top Gun instructor, but he didn’t go into his pilot career until later on. Luke worked as a firefighter paramedic for 6 years before trading his turnouts for the skies. . In his free time, you’ll find him playing golf, playing hockey, dirt biking or hunting. Luke’s favorite tour is the 60 Minute City & Beach Tour because you get a combination of the beach and city. It can be fun flying by the golden coast right into LA’s iconic skyline. Fly the Socal skies with Luke!

Coultrap Schwetz

Brenda is a 3rd generation pilot local to southern California. While her grandfather and father soared the sky on fixed wing airplanes, Brenda chose to pilot helicopters, but she didn’t start her pilot career right off the bat. She started her career as a high school teacher until her very first helicopter flight. From there, she caught the flying bug, kickstarting a lifelong career flying helicopters. Brenda can show you what makes California the Golden State and you might just catch the flying bug too! Her favorite tour is a custom 90 Minute LA Malibu to Dana Point Tour. On this tour, you get to see the best of SoCal (without traffic) that would take a whole weekend to see. Come soar these skies with Brenda!


As a second-generation pilot, it was inevitable that Adam would love the sky! Adam’s interest started at an early age when his dad would inspire him with stories. For the past 10 years, he has been cruising the international skies of Costa Rica and Afghanistan, and flying life-saving helicopter transports as an Air Ambulance pilot. Though his career has taken him all over the world, Adam now enjoys the ocean views over Southern California. You won’t find a friendlier pilot and flying with Adam is like riding along with a friend! With incredible views of impressive beachfront houses, Adam’s favorite tour to pilot is the One Hour Ultimate Orange County Coastline Helicopter Tour. He’d love to see you on board!