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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.

    You’ll also 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.

    Fantastic experience. It helped that we had a gorgeous day! Beautiful way to see the city. Our helicopter sat 5 people, 1 up front and 4 in the back in. 2-2 configuration so everything had a great window view.

  • From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

    2. 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 ...

    It was a unique experience! The pilot was very funny! We had a wonderful time. We flew at night and made the experience even more magical.

  • New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

    3. New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

    Avoid the traffic and take in spectacular views on 30-minute or 45-minute scenic helicopter flight over Manhattan. Bring your special someone along on this unique tour that’s priced for 2 persons. Tours depart from and arrive at 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 (free parking). Begin with a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Take off and enjoy stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, and the East River bridges. Gaze down on the incredible sights from the air, knowing that there truly is no other place in the world like New York City.

    Extremely professional and easy to get to the airport. As we arrived we were kindly greeted and explained all protocols. Safe, fun, highly recommend. Can’t wait to do it again!

  • NYC: Private Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    4. NYC: Private Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    Take in the incredible views of New York from above with a private helicopter flight over Manhattan. Avoid the traffic and see the sights of Manhattan’s famous skyline below you. Start your experience at a heliport in Westchester, just north of New York City. Listen to a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter, then sit back and relax as you head for the sky. Look out over Central Park and up towards Yankee Stadium. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • Niagara Falls, USA: Scenic Helicopter Flight

    5. Niagara Falls, USA: Scenic Helicopter Flight

    Embark on a ride to remember aboard an 8-minute helicopter flight. Combine adventure with spectacular views as you soar above Niagara Falls, USA. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by friendly staff at the ticket booth located just minutes from the Rainbow Bridge. You will walk up a flight of stairs to our raised heli-pad, where you will receive a quick safety briefing. You will then be loaded into a McDonnell Douglas 500E Helicopter, where all guests will enjoy a window seat.  The helicopter will slowly climb to 2500 ft, where you will enjoy the closest and lowest views of the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls from the start of the flight. You will continue along the Niagara River catching glimpses of rainbows as you go. As you travel along the Niagara River, observe it descending towards the rushing rapids and separating around Goat Island and Three Sisters Island. You wil...

    Extremely beautiful and worth it ! A view to remember star were super helpful and friendly

  • NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    6. NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    See the iconic sights of New York City with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. Depart from Downtown Manhattan or Westchester, avoid the traffic, and look on as the Big Apple’s famous skyline appears below you. Be amazed by aerial views of iconic landmarks that may include Central Park, Yankee Stadium (if there’s no game on), the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, depending on the option selected. Admire skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • 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 (additional fee applies). 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, ...

    The pilot was wonderful. The view was amazing. And the the pilot explained everything 2 me with clarity and precise.

  • Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

    8. Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

    There’s no better way to experience Thousand Islands than the sky. Head to the heliport in Gananoque and hop onboard your helicopter for your 30 minutes aerial adventure.  Soar through the skies and soak up panoramic views of the many islands below. From the helicopter, see famous landmarks including Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaires Row, Thousand Islands International Bridge, and more. Back on land, visit BUSL Cider, the region’s newest cider mill. Enjoy a guided tour of the mill and learn how cider is produced while tasting a selection of ciders. Wander through the mill’s sprawling orchards, and stop at a nearby bakery. End the experience with a light lunch, and sample the region’s world-famous Thousand Islands Dressing.

    Excellent adventure! We were celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday. All aspects of the experience were fun and exciting. Our helicopter pilot was a knowledgeable guide and excellent, seasoned pilot. Our host at BUSL cidery was welcoming and friendly offering a lovely tour of his facility and grounds, including cider and beer tasting and a nice lunch which was more than the two of us could eat. Very relaxing and enjoyable day! We would highly recommend this tour....well worth it!

  • From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

    9. 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. On the 30-minute tour, skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. On the 45-minute tour, you’ll have views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area as well, 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. Yankee Stadium is accessible outside game times only. In case of poor weather or aircraft maintenance, the operator will notify the customer at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight. Tours depart and arrive at Westchest...

    It was a great experience! The staff at the airport were friendly and professional and the pilot made it great flying experience.

  • NYC: Private Sightseeing Helicopter Tour with Transfer

    10. NYC: Private Sightseeing Helicopter Tour with Transfer

    Enjoy a unique viewpoint of New York with a private helicopter flight over Manhattan. Avoid the traffic and see the sights of Manhattan’s famous skyline from above. Begin your experience with a transfer from your accommodation to the heliport in Westchester. Listen to a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter, then sit back and relax as you head for the sky. Look out over Central Park and up towards Yankee Stadium. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

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What people are saying about New York State

Excellent adventure! We were celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday. All aspects of the experience were fun and exciting. Our helicopter pilot was a knowledgeable guide and excellent, seasoned pilot. Our host at BUSL cidery was welcoming and friendly offering a lovely tour of his facility and grounds, including cider and beer tasting and a nice lunch which was more than the two of us could eat. Very relaxing and enjoyable day! We would highly recommend this tour....well worth it!

The best experience ever. People are great, Very well versed with safety and will attend to your needs if you have any. I will definitely recommend.

Extremely beautiful and worth it ! A view to remember star were super helpful and friendly

Amazing experience, it was the highlight of my trip to New York !

It's really good you should try it! Is so much fun