Panhandle Helicopter Panama City Beach

Now accepting 4 passenger flights! Ask about our larger, Robinson R66 helicopter!

Why Choose Us

A Family Owned Business


Panhandle Helicopter is a family owned business. Panhandle Helicopters became available for sale in the late summer of 2008 and was purchased by the partnership of the Hott family. It is our goal to provide our customers with the best service possible. Our primary focus is the safety and enjoyment of everyone. If you aren’t having fun, we aren’t doing our job.

LTG The Americas Awards 2018 Winner


JR Hott



JR Hott

"I have always had a love of flying. I started flying fixed wing back in 1979 but life took me in a different direction. While stationed in Panama City as a diving instructor for the U.S. Navy I decided to take up flying again, this time helicopters. I received my commercial helicopter license in 2006 and as my retirement from the Navy was coming near, this business became available. I can’t imagine doing anything else right now. I’ve got the best job on the beach."

Ron Hott



Ron Hott

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