McMahon Helicopter Services now offers direct, One-Way, private charter flights from Windsor, Ontario (CYQG) to Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Flights accommodate up to 4 passengers. Exceptions may be made for 5 passenger groups will small children. Certain restrictions apply.
McMahon now offers two different ways to travel – you may book a private group at your preferred date and time for 1 to 4 passengers, which guarantees a departure, or if you have 1-2 passengers, you may reserve a standby slot in which you select your preferred date and time and wait for other travelers to join your group. If you select standby, at least 3 travelers total are required to schedule on the same date and time or the flight will automatically be cancelled. You can elect to be refunded or reschedule if your flight cancels.
Please read all regulatory requirements, terms and conditions prior to booking. For questions or more information, you may contact us below or call 1-800-752-8590 dial ext. 3. Select one of the options below to schedule.
Must have Valid Passport regardless of age.
Must be a Canadian Citizen.
Must have Negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of departure. Rapid tests are fine.
Baggage is limited to One Carry-On Size bag and one backpack or purse per person, unless you are booking a private charter for 1-2 passengers, in which case larger luggage may be carried.
This is a one-way flight, which is NOT eligible for Visa Waiver Program ESTA passengers without pre-arrangements from U.S. Customs.
Schedule Current until 10/21/21:
For 1-2 Passenger Groups
For Flexible Traveler Dates
Not Guaranteed to Schedule Until 3 Travelers Book
No pets allowed
1 Carry-On Bag Per Passenger
For 1-4 Passenger Groups
Private Charter with Only Your Group
Larger Luggage may be Carried for 1 or 2 Passenger Groups
Frequently asked questions
Does every passenger need a valid passport?
What documentation is required for travel?
A valid passport. No exceptions regardless of age.
A negative Covid-19 test 72-hours prior to departure if you are 2 years of age and older. The rapid test is fine for air travel as are other more comprehensive Covid-19 tests. For more information, you may visit www.cdc.gov.
A passenger manifest filled out for each passenger traveling in your group, which will be sent to you in a confirmation email instantly upon booking. We need this information returned to us via email as soon as possible.
This is one-way flight. If you are not a Canadian or U.S. citizen, and/or if you have visa restrictions, you may not be eligible for travel without prior arrangements with U.S. Customs Border Protection.
If you are bringing a pet, documentation of your pet's vaccination records from a veterinarian compliant with international travel to the U.S. must be onboard with you.
Do I need a COVID-19 test?
Yes. Within 72-hours of your departure time. We recommend getting the rapid test within 24-48 hours departure in case your flight is delayed, you do not want your test to expire.
What if I'm vaccinated, do I still need a COVID-19 test?
I have a young child, do they need a passport?
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, if you have booked a private charter. No pets allowed on group standby flights.
You will need to carry documentation of your dog's vaccination records from a veterinarian indicating your dog is cleared for international travel into the U.S. No pets allowed on group standby flights.
Can I book a round trip flight?
Where do we meet the helicopter for departure?
You will meet the helicopter at a private aviation ramp located at Windsor Airport (CYQG). The address and phone number information will be emailed to you immediately upon booking your flight.
Where do we arrive at Detroit Metro?
You will arrive at a private aviation ramp located right at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). The address and phone number will be sent in a confirmation email as soon as your book your flight. U.S. Customs will meet you right at the helicopter upon landing to clear you into the United States. The process takes 5-10 minutes on average depending on the number of passengers in your group.
Do you provide car and RV shipping services?
No. CCT Transport (647) 746-0597 has been recommended by customers. McMahon is not affiliated.
If you have a driver to drive your car across the border, they may take it directly to Detroit Metro Airport at the private aviation ramp to await your arrival. If you are shipping a car on a flat bed truck or trailer or if you are having an RV driven across the border, contact Signature Flight Support at Detroit Metro Airport to make drop-off arrangements 1-734-941-7880.
Two or more passengers in my group are children, can 5 passengers travel?
Yes. If you have two or more small children in your group, 5 passengers may travel providing luggage is strictly limited to 4 standard size carry-on bags.
How much luggage may be carried onboard?
Luggage room is extremely limited. For standby group travelers and private charters with 3 or 4 passengers, no more than 1 carry-on size bag per person may be carried, except for purses or small backpacks. A standard carry-on size bag is 22" x 14" x 9" inches. We highly recommend shipping larger luggage if you are staying in the U.S. for an extended period.
If your group has 1-2 passengers on a private charter, larger luggage may be carried onboard the helicopter.
What is the approximately flight time to Detroit?
What time should I arrive at the airport for my departure?
We request that all passengers arrive at the private aviation ramp at Windsor Airport 15 minutes prior to departure.
What's the difference between private charters and standby groups?
You may book a private charter at your preferred date and time for 1 to 4 passengers, which guarantees a departure, or if you have 1-2 passengers, you may reserve a standby slot in which you select your preferred date and time and wait for other travelers to join your group. If you have 3 passengers, the price is the same as a private charter. If you select a standby group seat, at least 3 travelers total are required to schedule on the same date and time or the flight will automatically be cancelled. You can elect to be refunded or reschedule if your flight cancels.
What is your cancellation policy?
What happens if only 1 or 2 standby passengers book a time slot?
The flight will cancel within 24-36 hours of departure. Standby travelers can receive a full-refund or reschedule to try for a later date at no additional cost.