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NYC Aerial Photography Workshop in Open Door Helicopter

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New York, NY --
The near-perfect symmetry of Manhattan can really only be appreciated from hundreds of feet off the ground. This is a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for all those interested in aerial photography. Soar above New York City's iconic landmarks in an open-door helicopter! No prior experience is required.


  • Qualified and professional pilot
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

No prior flying experience is required. This workshop is ideal for amateur photographers or pros looking to add aerials to their portfolio.
Flights are available 7 days a week, weather and aircraft maintenance permitting, during the day, sunset or sunrise. Flights depart from Westchester Airport in White Plains, NY a quiet, crowd-free location easily accessible by car (free parking) or the Metro-North railroad. Helicopter lift off from Westchester Airport and reach New York City airspace in just a few minutes.
The flight path includes major landmarks such as Central Park, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and many others on the way. Photographers may request additional landmarks as long as they're not in a restricted area and fit into the one-hour window. Fliers wear seatbelts for safety. Camera straps are a must.

Fliers may upgrade to include a seasoned aerial photographer on board who will share technical tips on camera handling, angles, lens settings and more!
*Weight limit: 250 per person and a combined 550 lbs including the pro instructor but excluding the pilot.


  • Pilot/guide
  • Private helicopter aerial photography workshop
  • Professional photography instructor (if option selected)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
  • The listed price does not include a $25 per-person airport fee, payable at the time of tour check-in; the airport fee is required by the local tour operator and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control
  • After hours fees (applicable before 7am and after 8pm)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You must advise your preferred time for your flight; please use the Special Requirements field at the time of booking
  • Flights may accommodate groups of 2 or 3 passengers
  • 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.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Due to comfort and the weight/balance of the aircraft, maximum passenger weight is 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger, also subject to combined limits per aircraft
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Routes subject to change
  • Under 18 years old requires parental consent
  • Children younger than 2 years may ride on their parent's lap at no cost
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off available from Midtown and Uptown Manhattan. Please indicate hotel in Special Requirements section at checkout.

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
Ross Aviation West / Jetsmarter hangar

Departure Time
Available between 7am - 7pmPlease specify your desired time when bookingFlights operate daily including Sundays

60 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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