His late father, Chris Nancarrow, who died when Taylor was 16, was CEO of Elephant Bar as well as an airplane and helicopter pilot.
And his grandfather, David Nancarrow, founded the Carrows restaurant chain and was deeply involved in Santa Barbara Aviation.
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In fact, the younger Nancarrow’s operation is based in the same hangar his grandfather called home.
Two to three passengers can fit comfortably inside Nancarrow’s helicopter, a more affordable and intimate experience than that of another recently launched business, Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, according to Nancarrow.
The 24-year-old Santa Barbara native grew up around airplanes, a third-generation pilot who first manned aerial controls at age 13.
He decided to leave school to start his own helicopter tour business, and six months ago that dream took form as Nanco Helicopters. But it doesn’t feel like work because I love what I do so much.” Nancarrow took out a loan to buy his Robinson R44 Raven helicopter, a new, clean machine housed and operated out of a hangar at Santa Barbara Airport.
First you will have to set up an AOC which will set you back approx 14,000 and take months , although there are consultants around who will do it for you for a hefty fee I'm sure. For pleasure flying you will have to provide your own fire cover at the location, including all the equipment plus suitably trained personnel.
You can hire companies in for the cover but they charge 30 - 40 an hour just to have them sitting there all day - that makes quite a dent in a days pleasure flying !