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New York City Open-Door Helicopter Flight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Exclusions

  • 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
  • Photo flights 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).
  • Photo flights go directly over Manhattan (except restricted areas). Routes are subject to change based on weather, air traffic control and temporary flight restrictions.
  • Helicopter type used for photo flights: Robinson R44.
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger, also subject to combined weight limits per helicopter (500 lbs or 226 kg in R44 helicopter). Please contact local partner for more information.
  • Maximum passenger height in R44 helicopter is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm).
  • 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.
  • This is not a private flight.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Shared flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to operate and may be cancelled if minimum is not met.
  • Photo flights are flown with open doors unless otherwise requested. Door removal is at the sole discretion of Pilot In Command.
  • Doors are not removed if it's less than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 Celsius) outside.
  • Passengers must wear 'quick release' seatbelts during the entire flight.
  • Cameras and smartphones must be secured with neck straps or wrist straps. Smartphone holders are provided by local partner upon request for additional fee.
  • Bags and any loose items must be stowed or left behind for the entire duration of the flight.
  • The use of poles or selfie sticks that could protrude from the aircraft is prohibited.
  • Legs and feet must be kept inside the helicopter at all times. Anyone violating this important safety policy is subject to the immediate termination of their flight with no refund and a penalty of $250 USD.
  • 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 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

Departure Time

Duration
1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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