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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

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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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too expensive for what you get.

The experience is ok. But the view out of the window is not as expected, especially when it is busy (mostly is) and you have to sit in the middle you won't be able to take any... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The experience is ok. But the view out of the window is not as expected, especially when it is busy (mostly is) and you have to sit in the middle you won't be able to take any good pictures. My opinion -- TOO EXPENSIVE.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Best experience on a helicopter thanks to Santiago and the pilots the best 12 min in the air with very professionals and experienced team!! Best way to see NY. We were very lucky as we had a beautiful sunny day!!

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Fantastic helicopter ride, the views were amazing as we had a lovely hot clear day. The pilot let me sit in the front and fly the helicopter, he advised of the best pictures to take. Overall a fantastic experience.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I surprised my mom with an exciting adventure. Although she is afraid of heights, I took on the challenge of doing something fun and adventurous for her birthday (since you only live once and I wanted to do it with my best friend my mom), as I am a thrill seeker. Let me just say, the staff was wonderful! They... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

Dear Sir, We apologize for the inconvenience. Our helicopters are spacious with large viewing windows, so we assure every customer will view each sight on the tour. The seating is based on weight and height, which cannot be calculated until you arrive at the heliport for check-in. Until all the passengers on your flight arrive and weigh-in, we do 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 

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