Sevierville Tours
Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour
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Ridge Runner Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tour

By Scenic Helicopter Tours
Recommended by 99% of travelers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 15m
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Live guide: English
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  • 15-minute/30-mile Helicopter Tour with Views of the Chilhowee Mountain Range
  • Professional Guide/Pilot
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26768P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26768P5

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    • 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA
    • 1
      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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    • Scenic Helicopter Tours
      2,803
      Sevierville, Tennessee
      Joined in February 2022
    • tamarat2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First time
      They were great and affordable it was a wonderful experience Andrea was great she called and check on my family and I after the ride and my pilot Scott was amazing
      Written June 18, 2024
    • 236troyk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience
      Highly recommend taking the tour. Ben was an excellent pilot with lots of information. And Jameson was great with getting us ready and loaded safely.
      Written June 17, 2024
    • karlacX5747UM
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING VIEWS, RIDE AND PILOT!
      The views were amazing and the memories will last a lifetime. Ben and Nick were super great attendants. Ben was so very extra careful since this was my first time and I was scared.
      Written May 26, 2024
    • 561deanac
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First Time/Loved It
      Terrific staff & pilot! Amazing experience. We highly recommend them & hope to return for another ride someday. Thank You!
      Written May 21, 2024
    • brendaaW8801KO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our first helicopter ride did not disappoint…
      This was our first helicopter ride and it did not disappoint. The views were amazing! Our pilot, Tyler, was great and narrated our trip perfectly throughout the flight. Our boarding attendant, Nick, was great also. Nick took photos prior to boarding, helped us board and took photos after we boarded. We will treasure these memories. We highly recommend Scenic Helicopter Tours.
      Written May 21, 2024
    • I9785PEkristenk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing, fun, and comfortable!
      Matt and Jameson were absolutely amazing! They made the experience comfortable, fun, and exciting! 100/10 would recommend!
      Written May 19, 2024
    • sjone092
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      PERFECT
      Our pilot was Adam and he was AWESOME! Our boarding attendant was Braden and he was so helpful. We had such an AMAZING trip. It was such a SMOOTH flight. We actually booked for 730pm but inclement weather was expected to roll in around 430pm so they called me in the morning to see if I was able to come earlier and they told me they could accommodate me at any time. We showed up at 1ish and they got us right in! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
      Written May 15, 2024
    • mikemT3254DG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic First Time Flying with my 1 Year Old Grandson
      Amazing views and the ride is too short if you opt for the first one. Take a longer flight you will enjoy every second of it. The pilot we had Scott was tons of fun to fly with and kept us informed along the way! Truly great people running the place, Phil is super I wouldn't go anywhere else. Worth every penny we spent and we can't wait to go back for longer flights ourselves. Thanks again guys keep up the great job, see you soon! Again Fantastic !
      Written May 13, 2024
    • karsonb355
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ben is a great pilot and Andrew was very nice.
      Our pilot Ben was amazing as well as Andrew. We went on the extended lake tour and it was very fun and our pilot was extremely reassuring and friendly.
      Written May 11, 2024
    • 242kishat
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Never been on helicopter nor plane. It was a great experience. Everybody was very friendly and professional. I would go back.
      Written May 5, 2024
    • Global27203099542
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience ever
      Best experience ever. First I talked with Adrianna. She helped me set everything up. Then there was Braden. He was our loader ( person who helped us get in the helicopter) He was great. He even got a step stool for Andrea who is vertically challenged ( short). He did all the photos and they were great. Then there is Tyler. Our pilot. He was great. He explained different things as we went over it. He made us feel comfortable. Couldn't ask for a better pilot. Then there was Adam. He was inside helping us with shopping ( even though he is a Tennessee fan ROLL TIDE). I had the opportunity to meet the owner and it was like talking to just a worker. He was down to earth. WILL BE BACK AND DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. SCOTT and ANDREA
      Written May 2, 2024
    • austinwI7579BA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking!
      It was an amazing experience! Our pilot Matt was very informative a great pilot and very reassuring! Me and my husband had a blast! Worth every penny for views like that!
      Written April 14, 2024
    • Cumbrianlad86
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth it
      Amazing flight, brilliant pilot (Matt). Gave us a brilliant commentary all flight. Definitely worth it if in Pigeon Forge or Sevierville!
      Written April 13, 2024
    • grahamgK7459GJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun and no long lines
      Always wanted a helicopter ride and while on vacation we finally did it. As a small business Owner, I can tell you this place is dialed in really nice. Lots of parking, super friendly staff, the have food and huge selection of beers, I mean a ton of beers! They also had many packages that would allow Just about any person to get a great ride at what they deemed affordable. Not sure? Take a quick ride then go back for more. So much fun and no long lines like all the other attraction's that treat you like livestock.
      Written April 11, 2024
    • ambzp
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good flight
      For the first time with our family it was a good trip up! Our pilot was great. The flight unfortunately was only 6 minutes and cost us for a family of four over $100 so kind of a bummer that the ride was so short. But I’m sure it cost that in fuel :)
      Written March 29, 2024
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    Cathy M
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2020 • 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
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020 • 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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    tigerlily81
    Waxhaw, NC2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    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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    Jenneth T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022 • Solo
    I think it was the Ridge Runner, it was about 25-30mins and my pilot Jeff’s favorite one!! Jeff was awesome!! He was awesome last yr also. I like that I got to fly in a different helicopter. I will be back! Jay was great helping me in the helicopter!! Thx y’all! #1 Jenneth
    Written September 27, 2022
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    Jas
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • 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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    Kaylee Rawls
    Benton, AR37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Renee F
    Peoria, IL39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Scenic Helicopter Tours is a top notch company that we will always use when we come down to the TN area. All the staff was a pleasure to be around and they were all excited for us and wanted to hear all about our helicopter ride. The beauty of seeing the Smoky Mountains this way is breathtaking. Cody was our pilot and he was amazing!!!! Everyone who wants to experience this should use Scenic Helicopter Tours. Highlight of our trip.
    Written September 11, 2023
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    Mayra M
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • 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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    Wendy
    Washington Court House, OH1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband had the idea to get on a helicopter tour while we were here on vacation, so we booked one for today. Both of us are not small people so the staff was great in making it happen. We were never made to feel like our size was a huge deal or laughably impossible (like some places). We got chartered on our own tour with Simon, who was great. He was Informative, gave us some interesting insider spots to visit, and told us all about the area we were flying over. got some cool pictures while we were flying around. We certainly had a great time today. Next time we’re here, we’re definitely visiting this place again and going on a longer flight.
    Written October 20, 2020
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    Rex England
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Couples
    Great experience, Kalae the pilot helped us with selecting the tour with what we wanted to see on the tour. Luke the attendant was helpful teaching us how to use the headsets and safely embarking and debarking the aircraft.. The fall foliage was picturesque. Got some really good pictures. The pilot and entire ground crew were great and it was evident that safety was extremely important to them
    Written October 28, 2020
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