Helicopter Ride New York City
New York City – From Above!
New York City is a place filled with countless things to see and experience year-round. With great public transportation available, you can rest your tired feet and take a tour from the comfort of a bus, hop on a carriage and let a horse do the walking for you through Central Park, or get water-bound and try out the ferry system.
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But what about seeing New York from above? Not just from the top of a building, but higher! That’s right, taking a tour via helicopter is the latest exciting way to experience the Big Apple. Buckle up the whole family and try something new that you can all cherish for the rest of your lives. Kids love it because it is exciting and different and gives them some great bragging material to bring back to their friends at home. Don’t forget to charge those cellphones for all the video footage they’ll want to capture.
Your next New York City Adventure could include the unique experience of a lifetime – a helicopter ride – New York City style!
Helicopter Ride New York City – Safety
Safety is the greatest concern of the pilot and he/she will brief all passengers before take-off. Be sure to pay attention and then relax knowing you are in good, professional hands. The feeling inside of a helicopter is different than that of an airplane and can take a little getting used to, but this is another skill of the pilot: making people feel comfortable. You will be happy to wear the obligatory headphones for a couple of reasons: helicopters make a fair amount of noise and you will only be able to hear the pilot talking to you through them.
Helicopter Ride New York City – How long the trips last
There are tons of options to choose from when picking the length of a helicopter trip; typically, trips run between 20 minutes to an hour. This is ample time for an enriching experience.
Your experienced pilot describes what you are seeing and answers your questions.
Helicopter Ride New York City – When to go?
To be dazzled by the lights and shimmer of the city that never sleeps, night-time tours are the way to go. Imagine the excitement of seeing a dizzying maze of colors swirling together down below from the comfort of your helicopter – it is breathtaking. Day-trips are equally as exciting of course, so you can’t really go wrong.
Helicopter Ride New York City – Customized Flights
If you have a son who plays baseball and would love to fly over Yankee Stadium or your daughter is fascinated with the Statue of Liberty, it will be possible to design a trip that can incorporate some of these iconic sites. More popular tours include: Ellis Island, Central Park, Washington Bridge, Manhattan. Perhaps you like the idea of flying around the tops of the skyscrapers and would like to see those at night? The choice is yours. If you are with the family and want to create a little sliver of time away from the kids, consider taking a couples flight. Click here for an example trip.
Helicopter Ride New York City – Who can go?
Everyone! Children younger than two usually ride on a parent’s lap FREE.
Helicopters have a maximum weight PER PASSENGER (250 pounds) and also a COMBINED weight limit.
Passengers under 18 years of age need to have parental consent.
The perspectives a helicopter flight can offer are memorable and worth every penny. We all spend so much time on the ground, so why not get airborne for a while and see the city like most people never will?
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New York City, the BIG apple is a city like none other! If you take the kids be sure to read before you go to give them an idea of what they’ll see to add to the experience!
Happy Soaring Travels!
Natalie, The Educational Tourist