As Sinton Helicopters continues the conservative tradition of slow growth, we have branched out into a number of different fields. Our operations include fire fighting, helicopter skiing, search and rescue, utility patrols, agricultural spraying, fertilizing and seeding, frost protection, construction lift work, geophysical exploration, animal control, charter and tours.


Whether it’s a scenic tour of the diverse and beautiful central coast of California, or possibly a business flight that you’re looking for, we can accommodate. From the gentle rolling hills to the spectacular brilliance of the Pacific Ocean, the central coast is California’s last hidden treasure. Let us show you the sights in style.


We have been providing the safest helicopter experience possible to the leaders of the heli ski industry. Our partnership with Ruby Mountain Heliskiing has been a dream come true and we look forward to many more years of chasing the powder to fulfill every guest’s “best day ever”.


From the early days of fighting fire with a Bell Jetranger for CDF to more recent Exclusive Use contracts with USFS & DOI, we have been providing aerial helicopter fire fighting support for over 30 years. We are proud to be a part of the fire fighting community.


We have utilized our heavy lifting, high performance AS350B3 helicopters to tow numerous different large airborne electromagnetic ground penetrating devices over varying terrain for several industry leading companies across the US lower 48. We started “towing birds” in 2007 and we continue to do so today.

Aerial Application

Our family roots stretch back over 140 years on the Central Coast with a focus on agriculture and ranching, so it only made sense to combine our love for ag with our love for flying. Jack Sinton first started spraying with helicopters in 1980 and we continue to do so today. We’ve grown in all other sectors of the utility helicopter business but aerial application is still part of what we do.

Utility Construction

Our pilots and ground crew are trained and experienced in helping make your next project a safe and efficient helicopter assisted construction project. We can move your people to/from remote sites and sling your equipment and gear as needed. We are well versed at remote operations where helicopters thrive.

Powerline Patrol

As America continues to rely on the power produced locally and abroad, we are proud to serve the energy sector and look forward to the growth needed to meet the demand and high standards set by the leading energy providers.


We provide helicopter services for the application of hay or straw to sensitive burn areas. Our company has the means to provide all encompassing services from hay purchase to the final application.

With decades of experience, we have the ability to apply seed mixtures to varying terrain. From the mixing to the application, we can provide all the equipment necessary to complete the job.


Whether you’re looking to place a water tank in a remote location or complete an A/C lift job on a large warehouse, we have the aircraft, equipment and skill to tackle the most difficult aerial lift project. Our two aircraft models can tackle lifts from 800 pounds to 2500 pounds and if you need to lift more than that, we can arrange for a larger aircraft to come in and complete the task.