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Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
Ranked #32 of 652 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: TOURS: See New York City from a different perspective. Our 4 helicopter sightseeing tours, one of which is combined with a boat cruise, provide you with a bird's eye view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Our helicopters are equipped with heat and air conditioning as well as a Bose stereo system to help you relax and enjoy the ride. Marvel at the splendid architecture of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and more as you travel down the Hudson River to the New York Harbor and the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. See the George Washington and Verrazano bridge that keep Manhattan connected. Reflect on New York's historic landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport and the 120 year old Brooklyn Bridge. Baseball fans can even cheer for the Yankees above the stadium! CHARTERS: Whether you are taking a quick trip to the airport or heading to the Hamptons for the weekend, a helicopter charter offers a quick, easy, and comfortable alternative for travel in and out of the metro area. A helicopter charter is faster than a car service and able to travel farther into New York City than an airplane. Airport Transfers by helicopter can significantly reduce your travel time to and from New York City airports. Driving between Manhattan and airport areas could take more than an hour in unpredictable and aggravating traffic. Airport Transfers by helicopter typically take less than 10 minutes, giving you more time in the day for everything else. Airport Transfers are available between Manhattan and the Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark, and Teterboro Airport as well as between the airports. Complimentary ground transportation is provided between the airline terminal and the helicopter landing area to get you to your destination quickly.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking
Reviewed June 23, 2011

The flight with heliny was overall very good and we enjoyed it very much. The location of the heliport could easily be found. We "checked inn" and were guided by the ground team. The process was not organized very well and a bit confusing but at the end it was okay. We had to watch a securtiy clips and then we were ready for the flight.
The flight was for the 18-20 minutes tour. Altough the sight was not very good we could see enough to be very impressed. The pilot gave explanations what could be seen.
We felt were safe and the helicopter was very good.

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Reviewed June 20, 2011

This is the second time we had the opportunity to use HeliNY.com and it was once again the best experience we had.... They were efficient upon arrival to the clock tower building where their representatives will meet and greet you. The informations counter could not be more helpful in taking their time in explaining and answering any questions you or your party may have for the first time flyer. The personnel is pleasant and attentive to the needs of special guests and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that they are comfortable. I would recommend this company as the only company you should use if you a looking to see the skyline of New York or take a tour. Ground crew as well as the pilots could not be more accomadating in their response to any of the questions before and during the flights. Helicopters are comfortable.

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Reviewed June 15, 2011

We used HeliNY. The flight was great and the scenery beautiful. We felt very safe and everyone on the ground was professional. Our complaint was that the pilot did not point out many sites. It was not a real tour and mostly just look and see. I would have preferred a more talkative pilot that gives a real tour!!

1  Thank Smcpac91
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

We were booked in for our wedding day but the weather meant our flight was cancelled just before we were due to take off. You can't help the weather though! We went back the next day and enjoyed our flight. I found the service to be very impressive. The staff were attentive, helpful and funny with it. When we out to the helicopter they were professional and safety conscious around all the whirling blades!
I will say that unless you can secure the front seat in the heliccopter or a forward facing window seat in the back you may be disappointed. Otherwise its cramped and hard to see a lot without craning your neck and your photographs/ video may have a lot of heads/noses/arms in them! I found the pilot whilst knowledgeable ended up having a conversation with the front seat passgner rather than the rest of us such is the bias towards that position.
Would I do it again? No. Once you're up its just like being in a plane and the pilot isn't inclined to make the flying in anyway exciting, I guess because somone in the group wouldn't like it or get sick etc.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Don't use HeliNY - Very poor service and they cancel at late notice because THEY have overbooked even though they have confirmed your booking of a week previous. Just like a 'conveyor belt' service without politeness or consideration, despite the expense. They ruined a special, anniversary gift to my wife. No commentary on the flight apart from only pointing out Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty! For the most part of the flight, the pilot talked with his colleague. Very poor service indeed and so disappointing. Never been treated so badly and we paid so much. AVOID HeliNY at all costs or you will regret it!

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