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Address: 6 East River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: 1.866.947.6837
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Description: Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly...
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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A fantastic experience, so pleased we did it

I saw a deal on the US version of Groupon for a flight for 2 and 2 photo’s, we couldn't book it through groupon as our credit card was not registered in the US so I contacted them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We were delayed in traffic (by protestors) and missed our scheduled flight. We advised them and they put us on another flight, but because we took to long to get there they advised that flight had been cancelled just as we walked in the door. The guy at the counter told us we would have to wait now until the... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great experience, I was a very nervous passenger as I don't like flying but the pilot soon put me at ease and I had a terrific first helicopter ride. I was one of four in our party and we all enjoyed this experience, I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting New York, the views are amazing, we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Best money we spent on our trip. I can not recommend Zip Aviation enough. From Emma on the front desk to our Pilot Andrew the whole experience was brilliant. Nothing is going to top the view you get while flying high over the Statue of Liberty or the Manhattan skyline as you fly up the Hudson! A must for any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Its a waste of $150 . Friend and I went on Dec 2014 and we were never told about our seating. I was told at the last minute to sit in the middle seat, i asked can i take some other Seat and the guy in yellow jacket just replied "JUST GO " . At this moment i was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My fiancé and I had the great pleasure of taking a helicopter tour for his birthday. It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend it. I appreciate Santiago and all the staff at zip aviation for making his birthday ride special. Thank you all.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very cold day but superbly run and well organised great way to see New York skyline and Statue of Liberty!

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Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this review

Dear JASPA333, We are so delighted that you enjoyed your helicopter tour! Please let us know if we can ever be of service to you again. Enjoy New York, and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Meagan Zip Aviation Management More 

Astoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Paid $240 - 22hrs before our ride I requested to reschedule because the weather would be -14 and they issued a frostbite warning and I'd be dragging my 8yr old from queens for this just to sit in a "heated helicopter" as Maria said.. For 12 minutes and then travel all the way back where we came from. Was told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Decided to film this tour as something people can try while visiting NYC. I had a front seat next to the pilot and it was such an adrenaline rush! The views were phenomenal and I was able to capture a lot of great video footage and photos that I can't wait to share with my YouTube subscribers!

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Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Donna N, We are so happy you enjoyed your helicopter tour experience! Thank you for choosing Zip Aviation, and please feel free to share your adventure with your friends. We appreciate you greatly, and your business means a lot to us. See you again soon! Sincerely, Meagan Zip Aviation Management More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I saw a deal on the US version of Groupon for a flight for 2 and 2 photo’s, we couldn't book it through groupon as our credit card was not registered in the US so I contacted them directly to see if they would match the deal and they were more than happy to do so. The pier is along... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Possibly the Christmas gift of a lifetime, we had a January helicopter tour of Manhattan in early January. We awoke that morning to blizzard like conditions and trepidation of what would happen to the tour. We called and were advised they were still flying, which we thought meant a tour with no view, but on arrival were pleased that this... More 

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