Before the helicopter flights, all Transport Canada Covid-19 safety protocols were followed, Friesen said. Each passenger completed a pre-screen questionnaire and received temperature checks. Masks were worn during the 30-minute ride.
Before social media influencers, word of mouth made Friesen a pilot to the stars.
Friesen, along with his Instagram-famous dog Mr. Bentley, has given aerial tours of B.C.’s backroads to celebrities and athletes like Kevin Love and the actress Hilary Swank.
“To show off my backyard and show the world where I live? That gives me a lot of pleasure,” he said.