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Zip Aviation Helicopter Tours

Pier 6 East River, New York City, NY (Financial District)
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Ranked #100 of 547 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly improving our customer's experience. Our NEW management and flight crew teams are focused on your safety. We are completely dedicated to deliver an awesome experience during your visit and Tour. We strive to be the consumate and Premier Helicopter Service in New York City.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

My wife & I visited New York city as a 30th Wedding Anniversary treat to ourselves. Our first full day there coincided with my birthday. I had never been for a flight in a helicopter before despite gaining my Private Pilot's Licence for fixed wing aircraft in 1990. Given the time and the place, it would have been daft not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We did the grand island tour and arranged the helicopter ride has a surprise for my mum who's birthday it was. The helicopter tour was genuinely one of the best things I have ever done although it's not the cheapest thing to do when in NYC I would say just do it. We did the helicopter tour on our second... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I took my 9 year old son to NYC and finished off with a helicopter ride. What a great experience! The staff rocked... We were in a chopper within 15 min of getting there! Would def recommended... Look for a Groupon... I found one!

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are many companies that do this but Zip aviation was quality from the aircraft, to the pilot, to the crew on the ground. Be prepared to wait a little bit past your appointment but absolutely do this. If possible, book around sunset, it was fantastic. It does seem to "zip" by pretty fast but even fellow New Yorkers should... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My daughter and I did this early on a sunny Sunday morning. Is not cheap but oh so worth it if you can afford it! We had a young guy called Aaron as the pilot... my daughter got the prize seat next to him. Five others cram into the main seats. Good views out of big windows - it all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a superb way of seeing NYC. The whole experience is run extremely professionally and smoothly. There was four of us in our party and we were lucky to have a helicopter all to ourselves. If we had booked a private tour the cost would have been around four times the price we paid. It is truly value for money... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A second flight for me but a first for my four kids. My youngest{7 years old} was very anxious but our pilot, Dave, was very reassuring and put her at ease quickly. The weather cooperated and the flight was fantastic. My family occupied all of the seats but one, and Dave made a point of including the single passenger and... More

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River Vale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were celebrating my daughter's 20th birthday the day we went on the helicopter ride. I wanted it to make it memorable and it was a success. The whole experience was beyond our expectation. The pilot was wonderful and sitting in front of the helicopter was fantastic. When we landed I wanted to turn around and go right back for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Couldn't fly when we turned up do to a bit of a mix up and told to come back the next day which was good because the weather was better. A must when in New York, absolutely brilliant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I booked this tour through British Airways when we booked our 5 day trip to NYC. The helicopter tour was on the day of my 30th birthday, I got to sit in the front with the pilot who was also celebrating his birthday, the tour itself was out of this world. Getting to see NYC from a... More

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