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Top 5 Reasons to Explore New York by Helicopter

Helicopter tours in New York give you a one-of-a-kind experience while you're in town. Sightseeing in New York is made easy and far less strenuous when you take a helicopter ride. Find out all the best reasons to take a helicopter tour in NYC below!

Lose yourself in the skyline

Lose yourself in the skyline

Flying over New York is a magical experience. You'll get some perspective on what all the ruckus really looks like from so far away. Enjoy the tranquility of the sky while looking at all the lights below.

Get a bird's eye view

Get a bird's eye view

New York on street level can be intimidating. When you're darting around the sky, checking out landmarks from above, you get a new angle on the Big Apple.

Riding a helicopter is fun

Riding a helicopter is fun

You'll feel a little bit like a spy when you strap yourself into the seat and put on your headset - not to mention the stunning views of the city you'll get from the top.

Skip the lines

Skip the lines

When you're on a helicopter tour in New York, you can bet you won't need to wait in line to see the Empire State building or the Statue of Liberty. You'll fly past and get up close.

Get engaged!

Get engaged!

A New York helicopter tour is a spectacular place to pop the question. When you're booking your tour, ask about it. Most tour companies are more than happy to help you ask your beloved if they want to marry you.

Planning Your Visit

When is the best time to go?

The city's colors are at their most beautiful in fall, and the winter brings postcard charm to the gridded streets. We recommend taking a helicopter tour in the fall or the spring. The weather is turning and you'll see lots of beautiful foliage from all angles.

What people are saying about New York City

Fantastic flight - wish we'd booked a longer one!

We had the 15 minute flight - it was amazing but went too quick - I would definitely book a longer one if I went again! The HeliNY staff were very efficient once we got to the Heliport and there were reassuring safety features, like a safety DVD, weight checks and lifejackets, etc. I think for the price a souvenir photo could have been included, but never mind! We missed the call on the previous day advising us our flight was cancelled/postponed, as they only left a msg at our hotel rather than ringing me direct on my mobile, so it was a bit annoying to have to travel there twice, but it was worth it in the end as the weather was much better on 5th July than it had been on 4th July! All in all I would recommend this tour, as it was so fantastic. I would book there though, rather than in the UK, as it worked out about £15 p.p. cheaper over there, but it depends on the exchange rate at the time.

New York City Helicopter Tours Reviewed by Tracey, 07/13/2014

Very very great trip, except the organisation

The trip was great and the driver Cici was fantastic, helpful and interesting. But we need to tell about the tricky organisation. When we booked the tour, the pick up time at the hotel was 0500 am and two days before flying, it was changed to 0250 am! No documents would be possible to use with the mobile phone, everything has to be printed to be valid. The problem is that we receive these documents only two days before the trip and we were not anymore at home but in the hotel in New York, therefore difficult to print. When we booked the tour, it mentionned a duration of about one day. We arrived on Niagara Falls at 0830 am and has to leave the place at 1200 to get a plane at 1350 pm. No time to eat with the voucher. Other people who were picked up at the same time as us in the morning have been able to stay until 0200 pm and so, they had enough time to eat.

From New York: Day Trip to Niagara Falls by Plane Reviewed by Patrice, 04/23/2017

Amazing experience from booking to the coffee after tour

I was reluctant booking our New York helicopter tour with Wings Air Helicopters because of the distance from our hotel (Lower Manhattan). Extremely happy I did use Wings Air Helicopters aviation and will strongly recommend to everyone who wants to see New York from the sky. It was easy getting to the airport (train form Grand central and then short Lyft ride). The staff was amazing, great communication before the flight, warm welcome when you arrive for the tour, unbelievable experience once in the helicopter. Wings Air Helicopters Team really knows how to make you feel special!

New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/07/2019

WoW what a fantastic experience. loved every minute

This was one very best memory. Such a great experience. So worth the money. Fantastic views. Pilot was like a tour guide, so you know where and what your looking at. I got the front seat which made my day. Very professional company,who have everything in order so you get the best time.

New York City Helicopter Tours Reviewed by suzanne, 10/20/2014

One of the most exciting thing I have ever done!!

Our pilot, think his name is Mike, was fantastic, very funny guy and good guide. I really enjoyed the trip and I think his is one of the most exciting thing that I have ever done! This is on top 2 to do in NY! :D

Liberty Harbor Helicopter Adventure Reviewed by Steinunn Asgerdur, 05/23/2017