Scenic Helicopter Tours
Scenic Helicopter Tours
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9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
Sightseeing Tours with beautiful view over the Great Smoky Mountains. Scenic Helicopter Tours offers flights for anyone’s budget. From a introduction flight to deluxe mountain tours over the Smokies.
Sevierville, Tennessee

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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Philadelphia67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Took a small (12 min) trip to Bluff Mountain with my teen daughter over Spring Break. She seemed to really enjoy it. I took many photos over WD Parkway, the French Broad river, Sevierville, Bluff Mountain, and even a view of Knoxville. The take off was the only part that made me a little nervous, but then I was fine after that. I was worried because I am afraid of heights. The pilot did some small talk then told us where to look if there was anything interesting, and he gave some facts about the area. I couldn't afford the $1000 trip, but I would recommend splurging a little if you can. Mine was $89/person. The map inside doesn't tell you how long the rides take, so ask and you'll see that the helicopters go pretty fast. The cheap rides are only 5 min long or less, and that isn't enough time to see what you want.
Written April 12, 2021
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Don L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Business
If you want a birds eye view of Pigeon Forge Tennessee, "Get to da Choppa!" at Scenic Helicopter Tours. In my Honest opinion take the 6pm flight on a blue sky day. Make sure you get the Lake to Mountain Tour. It's about 25mins in the air and you get to see the epic sunset over the mountains.

If you're not on a timed schedule for your day. Get there about 30 minutes earlier, you may get to see a comedy show brought to you by Jay aka "Billy Bob" lol. This guy is a joker with a great personality. There's no comedy show he's just full of laughter and made it fun.

Our pilot Phil made the flight comfortable. He seemed very knowledgeable and told us a lot about the history of the area. Next time let's land at your house and enjoy the pool. Lol JK

I just wanted to say thanks to Scenic. It was such a fun and amazing experience that I started looking at helicopters for sale and looking into classes that night. Lol. Mom ain't too happy now. Who knows what the future may bring. Thanks guys/gals. See y'all next time.
Written October 28, 2021
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Cassidy C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
During our stay in Gatlinburg, we decided last minute to do a helicopter ride with our young kids (ages 1-5). I looked around and found Scenic Helicopters. The reviews were great so we booked online that day. We arrived at our specified time. The staff were exceptional. They went above and beyond. Answered all questions and gave clear directions. The pilot was also exceptional. He made conversation and explained what we were seeing, etc. Highly recommend! Very family friendly and affordable.
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you and we are beyond pleased to know that we delivered exceptional service and went above and beyond to guarantee that your and your family had a memorable experience. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area!
Written February 4, 2020
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joy f
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Grand Tour...Decided to go big before went went home and booked the 90 mile tour (which is about 45 minutes fly time) ($800) First time in a helicopter and that was amazing and so was our weather. However, the tour was not worth the money. Our pilot was sweet enough but fairly new to the area and didn't point out much but a few points of interest. For the price, while flying over the park, think the tour guide should be an expert of the area and should be pointing out the points of interests from the other shorter/less expensive tours as stated in the description. After all it is mostly mountain peaks and forests. I asked about a valley which is supposed to be pointed out on this tour and it was like oh there it is.. In his defense he's been here only 6 months and it was obvious. Stinks to spend $800 and get off the helicopter unimpressed. Shared our opinion with the manager and he said well they don't do that tour often (he hadn't done one in over 3 months and was already obvious to us and unfortunately, too late) and he gave us a free photo( $20 value) Which is funny bc at that price you would think they would take more than 2 photos so you have some different ones to choose from but no. Don't pre buy the photo package We wanted the shot in front of the helicopter, which only they are allowed to take. Bc we had taken many photos inside the helicopter ourselves. However, the photographer didnt think to check the photo bc we were far and our faces were so dark that you couldn't even tell it was us except for what we were wearing. The girl had to lighten it as much as she could before printing it. Saw other photos in reviews and they looked much better. Bottom line, this grand tour was not grand and seemed lacking from the description bc it was so supposed to build on all the points of interest from lower tours...save your money and go on a cheaper/shorter tour and then having a pilot new to the area will not matter too much. Safe travels.
Written September 10, 2021
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Amy B
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
The flight was great. The views were breathtakingly beautiful. The pilot did an amazing job handling the helicopter. I did however leave disappointed. I wish I would have realized no headsets would be given to wear during the flight. The 1st time we rode a helicopter I had a headset and loved the pilot telling me what we were seeing and the stories. This flight of course didn't have that and it felt dry without it. I wish I could say I would give it another try when headsets are available but at $400 this was a once in a lifetime experience. Beautiful flight nonetheless just my advice would be to wait until headsets are available for the full experience.
Written June 11, 2020
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Hey there. Glad you enjoyed the flight. We apologize about the headsets. During Covid we have elected not to offer headsets for safety reasons. Under normal conditions they are offered and we enjoy sharing our knowledge about the area.
Written June 12, 2020
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Kim
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We took the extended lake tour during our weekend birthday celebration and was not disappointed! From the time we walked through the door we were greeted with friendly staff and were guided every step of the way by knowledgeable employees. I have a small fear of heights so I was panicking just a little bit but the ground crew was very accommodating and made me feel so at ease about flying. The pilot was experienced and friendly. He talked with a member of our party who rode up front next to him about her hometown (turns out he was also from where we are from) and he made the ride so enjoyable for all of us.
Written June 22, 2020
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Jeremy W
Greenwood, In, United States4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
We stopped in the Pigeon Forge area on our way to Florida and wanted to do something different with the kids so we booked a helicopter ride. Everything was good about the flight and the staff. My two complaints are that they have one of their people take your picture which they then try to sell you for an additional $15 to $40 depending on the package like the theme parks do at the end of a ride. I never buy those either. I get that every business is trying to make money but I just spent over $400 for a less than 30 minute helicopter ride. Having someone use my cell phone to take a quick family picture is not too much to ask. They also charge an additional $5 per person if you want to use headsets to be able to talk to each other without yelling. I have been on several helicopter rides and this was the first time that I have been charged to use a headset. For these reasons I will not be back.
Written October 20, 2020
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Mike F
Pennsylvania3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
My wife and I went to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge on our honeymoon. She's never been on a helicopter before so I booked us the 'Blissful Romance Package' at Scenic Helicopter Tours. WORTH. IT. !!!
My wife and I both absolutely loved the helicopter ride! The views are breathtaking! You really have to see it to believe it! I've flown via helicopter lots of times over the years and this was the smoothest most comfortable flight of them all. Our pilot Jeff was the best I've ever flown with. I never knew a helicopter could be set down so gently. Jeff was very professional, personable, kind, and knowledgeable. He made an already awesome experience better. And our boarding attendant Jay...well the same goes for him. Jay was super helpful! He gave us very clear and simple, but important, instructions all the while treating us with the upmost respect. Jay's kindness and enthusiasm is what I remember most. He was eager to please and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. All the while taking perfect snapshots of our experience. Jay is the kind of guy who simply makes the world a better place. Out of the six days we spent in the area, our helicopter ride was hands down our favorite excursion. 100% will be doing this again.
Written June 27, 2022
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Kizzy C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The tour was amazing,the boarding attendant
Jay was great explaining the rules and funny. Gotta give the pilot Hudson a huge shout out,very friendly, I would recommend anyone to go on a helicopter ride,great experience.!!!!!!! We'll be back soon!!!!!!
Written July 21, 2021
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JoshuaRash
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We decided to try this out during our honeymoon, neither my wife or I had ever left the ground before. We had a little anxiety however, as soon as we entered the helicopter with Nick he immediately calmed out fears. He was incredibly knowledgeable and provided a level of friendliness that's difficult to find. The only thing we regret is not upgrading to a longer flight!
Written April 9, 2021
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