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The New York skyline is one of the most recognizable in the whole world. With the famous Empire State, Chrysler Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge, the city represents your typical concrete jungle. To appreciate this city in its entirety you need to look at the landscape from an entirely different perspective with the NYC helicopter tours. A helicopter tour through the city gives you a bird’s eye view of New York so that you soak in the city in its entirety. Experience viewing Central Park, the famous Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, and many more famous structures from the air, sure to take your breath away!

COVID-19 Safety Measures 

  • Face masks are mandatory for staff members and passengers.
  • Hand sanitizers are available for use.
  • High traffic areas, gear/equipment, and transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized.
  • Temperature checks are done for the staff and guests.
  • The headphones that are provided to the travellers are disinfected between flights.

Why You Should Take an NYC Helicopter Tour

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The city of New York has some of the most iconic structures in the world. From montages in T.V sitcoms to movies, we have all seen these structures standing tall representing the city.

The Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, the famous Yankee Stadium, and of course The Statue of Liberty, are only some of the flag bearers of this bustling city. The best way for tourists to experience these structures for themselves is to take to the skies with a helicopter ride!

You sweep across the city and its landmarks in minutes and get to experience the whole city at once. You see these iconic structures, not as stand-alone works of architecture but as a part of a much bigger whole, New York City.

This unique experience provides a different perspective of the city, where you can experience it in all its grandeur and glory from a bird's eye view.

Your NYC Helicopter Tickets Explained

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Couple’s Private 30 and 45 Minute Helicopter Tours 

  • These tours are operational daily from 10 AM to 8:30 PM.
  • This tour includes the helicopter fee, and the helicopter ride for 30/45 minutes depending on which tour you take.
  • The tickets may not be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.
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30-Minute and 20-Helicopter Tour

  • The flights are operational from Monday - Saturday; the exact timings however are dependent on the weather conditions and availability. 
  • This tour includes the helicopter fee and the helicopter ride for 30 or 20 minutes depending on the tour you opt for.
  • The tickets may be refundable up to 24 hours in advance.
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20 Minute Helicopter Ride from Linden Airport

  • Timings on weekends are from 12 PM to 4 PM on Monday and Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. It is closed on all other days.
  • This tour includes the helicopter fee and the helicopter ride for 20 minutes.
  • The tickets may be refundable up to 48 hours in advance.
  • Tickets are valid for the date and time selected at checkout.
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15 Minute Helicopter Ride

  • Monday - Saturday; the exact timings however are dependent on the weather conditions and availability. The indicative timings are 9 AM - 12 PM, 12 PM - 3 PM, and 3 PM - 5:30 PM.
  • The tickets may be refundable up to 24 hours in advance.
  • The tickets are valid for the time and day you booked them.
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Helicopter 1-on-1 Flying Lesson

  • Learn how to fly a helicopter with a 1-on-1 lesson with a professional. No prior training is required.
  • Get a thorough briefing from helicopter pilots before you take off.
  • The maximum weight for a passenger is 250 pounds. The combined weight of both passengers cannot exceed 500 pounds.
  • The minimum age to participate is 14. Individuals under 18 years of age will require parent/guardian consent.

Best Way to Buy NYC Helicopter Ride Tickets 

The best way to buy the tickets for an NYC helicopter ride is online. 

  • Take Your Pick: Since there are so many options to choose from, buying online gives you the luxury of scrutinizing the different options and choosing exactly what fits your bill. 
  • Discounts & Deals: You can also avail discounts and other complimentary offers with the package you chose. 
  • Convenience: Most importantly you get to skip the queue for buying tickets on the spot, which during COVID-19 is highly advisable as well to encourage low contact service.

Discounted NYC Helicopter tickets 

On most NYC helicopter rides, kids under the age of 2 go for free. It is recommended you check the policy before booking.

Plan Your Visit

Couple’s Private 30 & 45 Minute Helicopter Tours and Helicopter 1-on-1 Flying Lesson

Boarding point: 67 Tower Road, West Harrison, NY 10604

Getting There

  • Bus: The nearest bus stop to the boarding point is the Westchester Couty Airport Terminal, 1.1 km away. Bus no.12 takes you to this stop.
  • Train: You can take the train to White Plains and continue the rest of the journey by bus. Take the Bus no.12 from White Plains Bus Terminal Lane B to Sunny Lincon Avenue at Main Residence, 4.7 km away from the boarding point.
  • Car/Taxi: Take exit 27 for NY-120 N/ Purchase St and continue down the road to the boarding point.

30 Minute Helicopter Tour

Boarding Point: Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, NY 10004

Getting There

  • Bus: Take M1, M6, M15 to South Ferry and walk for 500 meters to reach the boarding point.
  • Metro: You can take lines 1 and 2 to South Ferry, line 3 to Wall Street, lines 4 and 5 to Bowling Green and line R to Whitehall Street, and line J to Wall Street to reach the boarding point.
  • Car/Taxi: Take Exit 1 off the FDR and follow the directions to the boarding point.

20 Minute Helicopter Ride from Linden Airport, NYC Helicopter Tour 20 Minutes, and 15 Minute Helicopter Ride

Boarding Point: 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, United States

Getting There

  • Bus: Take bus 57 to Linden Plaza which is 700m from the boarding point, and walk the rest of the way.
  • Train: Take the northeast corridor line from New York Penn Station to Linden station which is 2.4 km away from the boarding point. You can walk or take a cab to cover the rest of the distance.
  • Car/Taxi: Follow US-1 S/U.S. 9 S to your destination in Linden

Best Time to Take an NYC Helicopter Tour

The best time to ride on the NYC helicopter tours is April to June. It is springtime during these months and comfortably warm. Since the tours are highly sensitive to weather changes it is best to avoid the rainy months.

What to Look Out For

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Brooklyn bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

A national historic landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge is a result of the marvels of engineering in the late 19th century. It has often been a landmark for several iconic films such as Kate & Leopold and Scent Of A Woman. It literally bridges the gap between the Urban jungle look of Manhattan and the suburban landscape of Brooklyn.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

This 1892 immigration station located in the Hudson river marks one of the most historically important places in New York. More than 40 percent of U.S citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors passed through the island. Today it stands as an immigration museum preserving the history of the USA as a melting pot.

USS Intrepid

USS Intrepid

This ship was an aircraft carrier built especially for the US during World War 2. After the war, It went through many recommissions, from an attack carrier to an anti-submarine carrier, before turning into the ‘Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum’ as it stands today.

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Central Park NYC

Central Park

Central Park is an urban park located between the upper west side and the upper east side of Manhattan. The boundaries of this park form a perfect rectangle, filled with lush greenery that is easily distinguishable from the concrete jungle around it. It looks even better from the sky than it does when you actually visit the park.

Visitor Tips 

  • Wear comfortable clothes to make sure you enjoy the ride thoroughly. Keep in mind that it’s going to be windy!
  • Travel during the springtime, April to June when there is no possibility of rain and the weather is pleasant.
  • Make sure you don’t eat anything too heavy before the flight as you are going to scale high altitudes.
  • Make sure you book your tickets well in advance to make sure you get your preferred slots.
  • Booking tickets online may give you an opportunity to avail discounts otherwise unavailable on the spot.
  • Don’t carry anything too heavy with you; a satchel with your essentials is all you require.

All Your Questions About NYC Helicopter Tours Answered

What kind of NYC Helicopter tours can I choose from?

You can choose from six NYC helicopter tours based on how long you want the tour to be and what routes you want to cover.

Where can I get my helicopter tour NYC tickets?

You can buy your NYC helicopter tour tickets on him where you may avail discounts.

What’s the best way to buy New York helicopter tickets?

The best way to buy your NYC helicopter tour tickets online where you may avail discounts.

What is the best NYC Helicopter tour experience for couples?

The best NYC helicopter tour for couples is the Couple’s Private 45 Minute helicopter tour.

What is the best NYC Helicopter tour experience for families?

Families will enjoy the 30-minute helicopter tour.

How old do you have to be to ride a helicopter in NYC?

There is no age limit to flying on NYC helicopter tours.

Is there a locker facility to store belongings?

Yes, you have access to complimentary locker room facilities to store your belongings for the duration of the flight.

What is the refund policy for the tickets?

This depends on the NYC helicopter ride you chose. The refund policy may be 24, 48 hours after cancellation or maybe not refundable at all. It is advised that you check the cancellation policy before booking the ticket.

What happens if the NYC helicopter ride is canceled due to weather?

If the NYC helicopter ride is canceled due to weather, you can either opt for an alternate date suitable to you or get a full refund.

Is it safe to ride on NYC helicopter tours during COVID-19?

Yes, all safety precautions are in place to make it a safe ride. Refer to the information under ‘COVID-19 Safety’ above for more specifics.