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Helicopter Piloting Experience from Westchester

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Experience the thrill of flying around the Hudson Valley with this helicopter flight lesson from Westchester Airport in White Plains, NY. Start with ground instruction to learn about flying technique and safety, and then take to the air during an approximately 30- or 60-minute private lesson. You will be allowed access to the controls under the supervision of a certified flight instructor. While airborne, you will enjoy breathtaking views and try your hand at basic maneuvers.

In the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter you have the option to invite up to 2 passengers to ride along with you (when option selected). Maximum weight 250 lbs per person and 500 lbs per helicopter. Flying lessons are not permitted in NYC airspace. No prior flying experience needed.
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Highlights

  • Qualified and professional pilot
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wings Air Helicopters, 67 Tower Rd Ross Aviation West, White Plains, NY 10604-1704

Ground school and helicopter departure

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Hudson River, NY

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Pass By: Tappan Zee Bridge, 333 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5612

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Pass By: Kykuit, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1806

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Pass By: Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-3024

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Stop At: Wings Air Helicopter Charter, New York, 67 Tower Rd, West Harrison, NY 10604, USA

Helicopter arrival

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions

  • Pilot instructor/guide

Exclusions

  • Airport fee $25 per person

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Flight lessons depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, a relaxed crowd-free location just outside NYC easily accessed by public transit (Metro-North rail from Grand Central Terminal) or car (free parking).
  • Convenient roundtrip transfers are available from anywhere in Manhattan for additional fee (if option selected).
  • Federal regulations do not permit flight lessons in New York City airspace therefore they stay over the Westchester area, Hudson Valley or Connecticut. Routes are subject to change based on weather, air traffic control and temporary flight restrictions.
  • Flight lessons begin with ground instruction then students do approximately 75% of the flying using dual controls, under flight instructor supervision.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter type used for flight lessons: Robinson R44.
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger, also subject to combined weight limits per helicopter (500 lbs or 226 kg in Robinson R44 helicopter). Please contact local partner for more information.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Flights should be booked for the first days of your New York visit, in case of schedule changes due to bad weather or helicopter maintenance.
  • Flights must be confirmed with the operator at the time of booking.
  • Children younger than 2 years may ride on their parent’s lap at no cost.
  • Minimum age 14 years.
  • Under 18 requires parental or guardian consent.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are not allowed on helicopter flights.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
67 Tower Rd, West Harrison, NY 10604, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Car pickup available anywhere in Manhattan (when option selected)

Departure Time

Duration
60 to 90 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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