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New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

1. New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

Experience the best views in New York City from inside a helicopter, complete with large floor-to-ceiling convex windows for your viewing pleasure. On your flight you will see the beautiful Central Park, Hudson River, and New York Harbor, including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. Cruise past the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center, and the Chrysler Building from up high, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which dates all the way back to 1883. With tour narration and all heliport fees included, there is no better way to enjoy the dramatic and ever-evolving New York City skyline.

New York: Helicopter Tour with Optional Doors-Off Experience

2. New York: Helicopter Tour with Optional Doors-Off Experience

Admire the inspirational sights of New York City from the sky, on a memorable helicopter ride over the landmarks of Manhattan. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Governer's Island, and the historic Battery Park waterfront. Book your seat on this New York City helicopter tour and enjoy a 16-minute inbound flight over the famous Manhattan skyline. Fly over some of the landmarks featured in iconic shots you’ve seen in popular movies and TV shows including the Brooklyn Bridge and Statute of Liberty. Enjoy the views from a unique vantage point with the optional and thrilling Doors-Off Experience. Experience sensational views as you soar above the city's iconic skyscrapers, and return with memories to treasure.

Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

3. Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

Make your way to Linden, New Jersey where you will begin your New York City flight adventure. Rest assured that Linden is easily reachable by New Jersey Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car, with plenty of free parking available. Once there, begin your journey by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the Statue of Liberty before seeing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO, and TRIBECA. The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also viewable. Fly north past Central Park, glimpse Yankees Stadium, fly over the George Washington Bridge and return along the same path, offering all passengers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

4. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

5. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

New York City: Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

6. New York City: Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

See New York City from new heights on this helicopter tour of the city. Explore the symbols and sights of an iconic American city with the opportunity for photos. Experience a view of New York that’s hard to beat. See the Statue of Liberty up close. Take in a bird’s eye view of Ellis Island and Governors Island. Fly over South Street Seaport and cruise by the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges before flying by the famed Wall Street Financial Center.

New York City: Helicopter Piloting Experience

7. New York City: Helicopter Piloting Experience

Your first helicopter flight lesson begins with 30 minutes of ground instruction that covers helicopter flight controls, flying techniques, and safety procedures. You will then be able to join a professional flight instructor for an exciting 30-minute flight departing from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, just outside New York City. Bring a friend or family member along for the ride if you like. Once airborne, you will have the opportunity to take control of a Robinson R44 helicopter, one of the most popular civilian helicopters in the world. Take in stunning views of Westchester County, the New York/Connecticut coastline, the Hudson River, and the NYC skyline in the distance. No prior flight training or flying experience is necessary. Please note that flight lessons do not go over NYC. Flights depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit, Metro-North rail, and by car with free parking available.

New York City: Helicopter Sightseeing Charter with Champagne

8. New York City: Helicopter Sightseeing Charter with Champagne

Enjoy a romantic date or family outing in your private helicopter with stunning aerial views of Manhattan. All flights are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. R44, AStar, and Twin Star helicopter options available. On a 30-minute helicopter charter, skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of the Hudson River, East River, Yankee Stadium (accessible outside game times only), Harlem, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, George Washington Bridge, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island (with the exception of any restricted areas).

New York City: Romantic Helicopter Proposal Flight

9. New York City: Romantic Helicopter Proposal Flight

Dazzle your significant other with a private helicopter tour over New York City, the perfect place for a marriage proposal in the air. Your professional engagement photographer will work with you to plan every detail of the 30 or 45-minute flight. Begin with a private car pick up at your hotel or residence in Manhattan. You’ll be able to keep the destination a surprise from your unsuspecting partner until you arrive at the airfield just outside Manhattan. After check-in and the mandatory safety briefing, the proposal is in your hands: pop the question before take-off, in-flight, or after landing. The illuminated “Marry Me” sign will be revealed at the end of the flight as the helicopter is landing, for a magical and unforgettable touch. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport.

NYC: Manhattan and Statue of Liberty Helicopter Tour

10. NYC: Manhattan and Statue of Liberty Helicopter Tour

Experience the thrill of soaring over the iconic skyline of NYC with this helicopter tour. Glide over top sights like Yankee Stadium, the George Washington Bridge, and the Hudson River.  Be picked up by a comfortable shuttle bus from a centrally-located meeting point and sit back and relax on the drive to the helipad. Get weighed to ensure that the flight goes smoothly. Hop aboard the helicopter and buckle up for take-off.  Feel the excitement of swooping over the glittering towers of Manhattan. Capture pictures of the city's stunning bridges like the George Washington Bridge, the Verrazano Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridges. Get a bird's-eye-view of where the Yankees play at Yankee Stadium. Cruise over Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, and Coney Island. Finally, experience the fun of landing on a helipad in NYC. 

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What people are saying about New York City

Not cheap, but well worth the effort. There was a misunderstanding on the spot that it was not booked with open doors by get your guide, but after showing the booking we succeeded without any problems. Also extended on site to a flight of half an hour. A TOP experience. You definitely should.

Tour New Yourk by bus?: Practical. Tour New Your by boat?: Classy. Tour New York by helicpter?: The thrill of a lifetime..!!! Regardless of how well someone may know the city, a helicopter tour brings a unique experience and a different dimension.

Excellent service and the pilot made the whole experience fantastic. Everyone got to see the sights. Felt very safe in the helicopter

Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Das einchecken lief alles reibungslos und zügig

A must have trip. You were well briefed and had a great trip with great weather