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Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour provided by Scenic Helicopter Tours

Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour

Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
15m
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 26768P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • 15-minute/30-mile Helicopter Tour with Views of the Chilhowee Mountain Range
  • Professional Guide/Pilot
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
15m
Departure details
  • 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There is a 2-person minimum to book
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Max per-passenger seat weight limit is 300 lbs. Passengers with bodyweights exceeding 300 lbs. can still be accommodated in our Jet or Long Ranger aircraft. An additional fee may apply, payable directly to Scenic Helicopter Tours on the day of the tour.
  • All passengers must be weighed at check-in per FAA regulations and in the interest of passenger safety. Only the flight crew will have access to passenger weights, and all information will be kept confidential.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • 15-minute/30-mile Helicopter Tour with Views of the Chilhowee Mountain Range
  • Professional Guide/Pilot
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA
Duration
15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There is a 2-person minimum to book
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Max per-passenger seat weight limit is 300 lbs. Passengers with bodyweights exceeding 300 lbs. can still be accommodated in our Jet or Long Ranger aircraft. An additional fee may apply, payable directly to Scenic Helicopter Tours on the day of the tour.
  • All passengers must be weighed at check-in per FAA regulations and in the interest of passenger safety. Only the flight crew will have access to passenger weights, and all information will be kept confidential.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy
    1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA
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    Scenic Helicopter Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes
    The Ridge Runner is a definite crowd pleaser! Our Ridge Runner tour is a very exciting flight over the Chilhowee Mountain Range and Bluff Mountain. The flight starts with a birds eye view of downtown Sevierville and the Tennessee Valley. As the flight progresses you will be traveling over the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and the outskirts of Pigeon Forge and Waldens Creek. With excellent views of the Smoky Mountain National Park you round the back side of Bluff Mountain over 6,000 acres of undeveloped land. While flying low over the tree tops you cross over the top of Bluff mountain where views go from 100 feet to 80 miles in the blink of an eye, it truly is a sight to see! As you head back in you will follow the sheer glacier carved rock cliff side of Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain before heading over the beautiful rolling foothills back to the Scenic Heliport! This flight is 30 miles and averages 15 minutes.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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theamazing2
Fruithurst, AL11 contributions
I had booked this tour for my husband for an anniversary gift. Neither of us had ever flown before and I am extremely afraid of heights so I was very nervous to say the least. I originally book the extended lake tour because it was one of the shorter flights and I didn't know how I would do on any flight much less a longer one. However, after arriving and talking to everyone I decided to upgrade to the ridge runner flight and I am extremely glad I did. Kevin was our pilot and he was awesome. I had told him of my fears before hand and he explained everything and did everything to make sure I was at ease on the whole flight. After getting off the ground and into the air the view was amazing and the ride was so smooth. Kevin did such a great job at telling us what and where everything was located and we had just an overall pleasant conversation with him on the entire flight. I now wish I had booked the national park flight. We will definitely be back and will do it then. I highly recommend this group of awesome people if you want to do a helicopter tour over the Smokies. Thank you Kevin for making our first flight an unforgettable experience.
Written February 17, 2020
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tigerlily81
Waxhaw, NC2 contributions
Oh, my goodness…everything was perfect! My husband booked a romantic getaway, and they made it all happen…the helicopter ride, the photos from the photographer, a basket that they put together with champagne and chocolates, roses, everything. The pilot was super friendly…the photos were phenomenal, just everything. I can’t say enough great things about them…highly, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Written March 5, 2022
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Kaylee Rawls
Benton, AR9 contributions
Seriously SO MUCH FUN. The extended lake tour is about 4 minutes. But it was the coolest 4 minutes. Our pilot was Camden and our boarding attendant was Jay. Both so nice and knowledgeable. We will definitely be doing this again, and investing in the other tours as well!
Written May 15, 2022
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Gabriela C
3 contributions
Couples
Where do I begin? I wanted to surprise my boyfriend for our anniversary this year with something that he would never guess; getting into a helicopter is something I swore I would never do as it was a major fear of mine. After reading reviews and watching the scenic helicopter tours YouTube video located on their website (highly recommend watching) I decided to bite the bullet and conquer this fear and boy am I happy I did. This was an experience myself and my boyfriend will never forget and views you can and will only get from a helicopter. The team from start to finish were so helpful and professional. Specifically, our boarding attendant Jay, helped accommodate all of our needs for me to pull of this anniversary surprise. I booked a couples package which included a table with Tennessee cider, a basket of goodies, and a bouquet of roses for when we landed. Lastly, we couldn’t have asked for a better pilot for both of our first time. Phil not only took the time to educate us on speciality areas we were flying over, but also great conversation which helped myself feel comfortable. Overall we really enjoyed his company and we will most certainly come back to book more tours!

If you made it to the end of this review, just know I had to give credit where credit is due and book the tour!!!
Written July 12, 2021
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Jas
1 contribution
Couples
Where to begin… Sarah helped my fiancé through the whole proposal process. Even suggested time frame and setup process for him. Sarah was pleasant from the start and made her self available via phone and email, which I’m sure was very helpful to my fiancé.
Conner was our pilot for the ride, who was very knowledgeable and professional.
Last but not least, What can I say about Jay! Jay was our boarding attendant, and he was outstanding, amazing, and all the other great adjectives. He was able to capture all the excitement of the big moment! We have photos and an experience that will last a lifetime. We are so grateful to the whole team at Scenic Helicopter Tours. Thanks for making our first helicopter ride one to remember.

Thanks so much!
Written October 9, 2021
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Michael C
3 contributions
Couples
I wanted to do something nice for my anniversary. I called and they were so helpful. They looked up what time the sun would be setting on the evening I wanted to fly so we could have a romantic sunset flight. Nick was our pilot. He radio in and told us about the area and history of it. But gave us plenty of alone time to talk amongst ourselves. It was so perfect. I literally could not of ask for more. When we landed they brought out roses to my wife and had a tent set up with champagne and chocolates. The pictures they took of us were great to and not to expensive. TIP YOUR PILOT!! Don’t forget money to tip them.
Written March 7, 2021
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Cathy M
15 contributions
Couples
We always said we were going to ride in a helicopter, and we finally got the chance to go with these guys. My husband and I loved it the moment we were off the ground!! It was absolutely amazing and the staff is very friendly and we felt very safe with them. Now we’re hooked and planning to go back for a long ride next time. This one was about 30 minutes and you have constantly changing and beautiful views. We were there for our 33rd anniversary, celebrating the end of my husband’s treatments and the fact that he’s now cancer free! What a wonderful celebration! Thank you to the staff of Scenic Helicopter Tours. We’ll see y’all soon 😁
Cathy & Michael
Written August 10, 2020
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Megan
Fort Wayne, IN1 contribution
Couples
My experience was ok. The staff was very friendly and quick. But I was disappointed on the tour itself. I expected to be in the mountains or at least right next to it because that’s what the “ridge runner” looked like it would do in the pictures and description. We barley got close to the mountain it was still in the distance. It lasted literally 10 minutes or less the whole thing . Getting up in the air and back to the landing. I was totally shocked it only lasted that long. I paid over $200 and only was in the air for 10 minutes lol. I did like the whole experience since I’ve never done it before. But I wasn’t happy with the price it was and length of tour. I feel that I could have went down the road for the $10 tour and probably got the same views.
Written July 13, 2020
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Mayra M
6 contributions
Family
My daughter and I did two tours back to back. We started with the Lake View tour because this was our first time and we were honestly scared…. but as soon as we left the ground…. It WAS AMAZING!!!! So we immediately booked the Ridge Runner right after. Collin was our pilot for both flights and he was absolutely awesome!!!! This is a MUST DO adventure!!!!! The entire staff is professional and oh so friendly! I cannot wait to come back and fly with them again!
Written June 17, 2021
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Kelsey S
4 contributions
It was my husband and my first time riding in a helicopter. It was amazing and we want to do it again! Our pilot was entertaining and made sure to tell us what we were seeing below. It was definitely worth the tour and everybody was very friendly. We chose the Blissful Romance Package. The staff had set up a table for my husband and I to look at all our goodies we got in the package. They were so kind and took more photos of us while we were enjoying the romance package we chose.
Written July 22, 2022
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Amazing experience
Tommy did a phenomenal job at not only making us feel comfortable on our first flight, but also giving us a lot of
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Awesome ride in the sky!!
Such an amazing experience with the BEST pilot (Jordan) and the BEST views!! So glad we experienced this!
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Great Experience
Superb helicopter trip over the Smoky Mountains with my grandson. Wade and Josh were excellent and it was a great e
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Best Birthday Ever
Worth every penny and a birthday that grandma will remember forever! All of the staff was so nice especially Jordan
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Lifelong dream experienced
What a truly AMAZING experience!! A bucket list item checked off. Tommy our pilot was wonderful!! He flew over the
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Our family trip
It was amazing worth every penny the kids didn’t wanna get off pilot was very friendly thinking of doing it u shoul
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AMAZING
Our guide was fun and informative and a smooth pilot! Our teenage daughter wanted to do this and absolutely loved e
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On my Bucket List
Flying the Smokey Mountains &Valleys, Beautiful scenery, Pilot Wade was great, skilled pilot, Board Attendant jay
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Helicopter Ride
So awesome and sweet people!! They were so kind to my kids! Collin and Jay are the best! Thank you for the awes
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Amazing helicopter tour!!!
Our pilot was amazing! He was great with the kiddos and made everyone feel safe and comfortable!10/10 would highly
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Helicopter ride
My sisters and I totally enjoyed our helicopter ride today, we did the short one and after we were done we wanted t
Jul4u24
Jul4u24
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Fantastic
Had a excellent time with the family. Very kind staff and wonderful pilot. Will definitely go back!!!
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Amazing!
Awesome tour! Booked last minute and they were able to fit me into a tour. My pilot Thomas and Boarding attendant J
Itsdanny524_
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10/10
Ride was definitely an experience I had a good view went around the time the sun was going down so it was definitel
Annette S
Annette S
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Amazing!!
We splurged and took the amazing and breathtaking “Grand Tour” for our 25th Anniversary present to ourselves and bo
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