September 2019

Desire : Acquire

Helicopters

By Hattie MacAndrews

Private helicopters: one great Father’s Day gift idea, two budgets. Which helicopter for sale fits your wallet?

Eurocopter EC145 “Mercedes-Benz Style”

Just when you thought life couldn’t get any more luxurious for those lucky in opulence, it has. Forget David Beckham owning a luxury residence on the island of Palm Jumeirah. Forget Paris Hilton creating a zoo in her backyard. Remember this: The Eurocopter EC145 “Mercedes-Benz Style”. The innovative design is ground-breakingly beautiful. If he likes to vacation with several sets of golf clubs, and bring along his friends and their several sets of golf clubs, then this is the father’s day gift for him. And when it’s your turn to go, imagine never having to decide what to pack. Pack everything! There’s room. And the price? As the saying goes, if you need to ask . . .

For information, email Eurocopter



u-Control Silver Bullet Mini RC Helicopter
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Need to downsize those Eurocopter dreams? This mini remote-control helicopter may not be big enough for him and his golf buddies, but it’s absolutely worth a go. Not just a toy helicopter, this gizmo is packed with hours and hours of entertainment. Fly it in the park, fly it in your bedroom, fly it while laying in the bathtub. The best thing about it? You don’t need a license—or gold bullion—to give this remote-control helicopter a whirl.

Buy u-Control Helicopter, $29.95, at brookstone.com

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Eurocopter EC145 “Mercedes-Benz Style”

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Eurocopter EC145 “Mercedes-Benz Style”

The sky is the limit, literally, with this revolutionary collaboration from Mercedes-Benz and Eurocopter.

  • Only private helicopter in its class that seats up to eight passengers
  • Floors and ceiling furnished with exclusive materials and sumptuous wood
  • Cool gadgets include: a cool box, cup holder, table, 15-inch television monitor, and DVD player
  • Customizable upholstery in the helicopter cockpit and cabin
  • Seats come out to make room for luggage
  • Lighting, in various colors, can be adjusted and dimmed
  • Tail has multipurpose storage for golf clubs, skis, or even surfboards!
  • And the price? As the saying goes, if you need to ask . . .

In short—simply incredible. Elegant, graceful, and sophisticated—we could all get used to travelling in a Eurocopter like this.

For information, email Eurocopter

u-Control Silver Bullet Mini RC Helicopter, $29.95

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u-Control Silver Bullet Mini RC Helicopter:

  • Features the latest easy-flight remote-control technology
  • 100-foot range from remote
  • Flexible nylon rotor blades and landing gear
  • Built-in LED strobe for night flights and landings (that’s pretty cool huh?!)
  • Includes repair kit— that’s one way to save on aeronautical-engineer bills
  • No worries about rough landings (yes, we know there aren’t actually any passengers), because this helicopter features replaceable rotors and stabilizers
  • Recharge between helicopter flights

Don’t underestimate just how much fun this remote-control helicopter gizmo is. It’s kept our significant others entertained for hours, and hours, and hours. It’s affordable, accessible, and let’s be honest, it’s a great way to satisfy that inner child.

Buy u-Control Helicopter, $29.95, at brookstone.com