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New York City Open-Door Helicopter Flight

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New York, NY --
The near-perfect symmetry of Manhattan can really only be appreciated from the air. Soaring above New York City in an open-door helicopter is a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for all those interested in aerial photography, including amateur photographers or pros looking to add aerials to their portfolio. No prior experience is required.

Helicopters lift off from Westchester Airport in White Plains, NY and reach New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The flight path includes major landmarks such as Midtown, Central Park, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and many others on the way. Fliers wear seatbelts for safety. Camera straps are a must. Legs and feet must be kept inside the aircraft at all times. Shared flights require minimum 2 passengers to operate.

Maximum weight 250 lbs per person and 500 lbs per helicopter.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Check in 30 minutes before flight

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: 59th to 110th Street Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022


Pass By: 161st Street and River Avenue Take the D or the 4 Subway uptown to the Yankee Stadium Subway stop, Bronx, NY 10452

Flyover (outside game times)

Pass By: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza, New York City, NY 10121-0078


Pass By: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004


Pass By: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY 10038


Pass By: One World Observatory, 285 Fulton Street One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089


Pass By: Palisades Interstate Park, Palisates Interstate Highway, Alpine, NJ 07620


Pass By: Hudson River Park, 40 Hudson River Greenway, New York City, NY 10014


Pass By: George Washington Bridge, 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033


Pass By: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114


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

Helicopter arrival

Duration: 5 minutes


  • One seat aboard shared 1-hour open-door flight
  • Live pilot commentary


  • Airport fee $25 per person

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended minimum age 14 years old
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or have parental consent
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs per person and 500 lbs per helicopter. Maximum passenger height in starter helicopter is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm).
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions and helicopter maintenance; if canceled due to these reasons, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Shared flights require minimum 2 passengers to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Flights must be confirmed with operator at the time of booking
  • 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
  • Legs and feet must be kept inside the aircraft at all times: anyone violating this important safety rule will be subject to immediate termination of their flight, with no refund, and a penalty of $250.
  • Fliers must wear seat belts during the entire flight and have their own camera equipment or smartphone secured by neck straps or wrist straps.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers

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 from anywhere in Manhattan (when option selected)

Departure Time

1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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