See Prince Harry Take a Helicopter Ride in L.A.

Celebrity News Nov. 30, 2011 AT 11:20AM

Prince Harry's flying high!

The 27-year-old royal spent nearly two months in the United Stated for his apache helicopter training, but he also made time for a little sight-seeing!

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Alan Purwin, President of Helinet Aviation in Van Nuys, Calif., took the spare heir for a helicopter ride. "He really just wanted to see Los Angeles from the air," Purwin told Us Weekly. "One of my people in my office asked me if I wanted to fly Prince Harry. I said, 'Sure. Why not? I've never flown a prince before.'" 

Purwin took Harry on "a quintessential L.A. tour -- over Hollywood, downtown L.A., Beverly Hills, through Century City, Santa Monica Pier, the coast and Malibu. It lasted for about an hour."

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The hunky redhead "seemed to be enjoying everything he saw," Purwin told Us. "He [really enjoyed] flying over Malibu. He thought it was a beautiful community."

Although Harry is himself a pilot, his adventure with Purwin was just as a passenger. "He was more interested in taking it all in," Purwin said. 

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So was Harry polite? Absolutely! "I was actually surprised how low key and laid back he was. He was an easygoing, nice guy," said Purwin. "He was just like a regular dude... He's totally down to earth."

Watch Prince Harry take flight in the exclusive clip above!

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