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“Unforgettable experience!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Helicopter Flight Services Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Flight Services Helicopter Tours
Downtown Manhattan Heliport Pier 6 and the East River, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
212 355 0801
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Ranked #45 of 482 activities in New York City
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our flight! It was our first time in a helicopter and it was wonderful. The pilot, Floyd, was really great; full of interesting information about the landmarks and sights we flew over. We learned so much about New York. The ground staff were good too. We felt that the price was excellent value for money. If it's within your budget, we'd say definitely go for it!

Visited September 2012
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“Fantastic trip but it doesn't come cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We went with HFS as recommended by our concierge at the Sanctuary and we weren't disappointed. It was definitely a memorable experience and highly recommend it but the price may be an issue for some people, which we balanced it against a lot of walking and using the subway for the rest of our 6 day trip.

And yes the lockers were a bit small, so dont take loads of luggage.

Visited August 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“You have to do this whilst in NY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I looked at the reviews on here before I booked my helicopter tour, and I wasn't dissappointed!

There must be 3 other company's at pier 6 heliport, but HFS setup seemed a lot more professional, with large screen TV's and a good ratio of staff to customers. The waiting times were good.

I was a bit sceptical when we got put into the chopper with 4 other people (i.e 6 in total), however visibility WAS NOT an issue. The wide windowed choppers that HFS use were good enough to give everyone a great view of Manhattan! The irish pilot was very knowledgable and pointed out all of the key sites, whilst also skillfully piloting the aircraft and keeping Air Traffic appraised of our position. He was happy to take Q&A throughout the trip!

Sure there were the obligatory photo's but not at all a hard sell!

A great experience run by a professional organisation!

Visited August 2012
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Launceston, Australia
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“Great birds eye view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Did this with the family and everyone enjoyed the experience. We had pre-booked so no waiting, also no charge for lockers so unsure why others have said there was. Based on reviews we went for an early morning flight however I would suggest something later if you were going in summer as we found it very hazy but still amazing. Also would recommend people doing this early in their trip as it gives a good overview of the layout of NY.

Visited August 2012
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“Well worth the money!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic trip!! Really well run operation. Friendly staff...... Relaxed but professional approach.... Excellent and informative pilot ....... It's expensive but I'd pay it to do it all over again!!!

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