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Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
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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.
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
“Can't miss it”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Wonderful experience, very well organised, we hace flown in a 7 seat/3 rows helicopter (including the pilot). Both sides of the H where made of glass from base to top, so the view was great. It flies from downtown Manhattan up to the Yankee staidum and back.
Floyd, the pilot, has explained during the flight where we where and what we where seeing in a profesional but friendly way, you can even ask questions through your own microphone¡
Again, wonderful experience, don't miss ti.

Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic flight!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Took the New Yorker trip, the whole experience was fantastic. This company has the best fleet out of the others that you could choose, the helicopter had top to bottom windows which gave the best views. The pilot was very informative and funny which made the trip more interesting. Well worth the money!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“NYC from the air - a whole new perspective”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Seeing NYC from the air is an amazing experience, the key landmarks are easy to pick out with guidance from the pilot's commentary. The windows in the helicopter are huge and the ride itself very comfortable. I thought it may be bumpy or that the wind may make our ride scary, but it was really smooth. The pre-flight check in process doesn't reflect the price tag, with the process feeling quite impersonal, plus the crew don't allow photos of the helicopters as they want to sell you a shot.

Visited April 2013
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New York
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“First class in every way”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Here's what impressed me most: The day we were scheduled to fly, the weather was not good at all. While we sat waiting to go, the visibility started to get dicey. The administrator came to us and gave us the choice of going up or rescheduling. His words were, "I want you to be satisfied, whenever you go." We chose tho reschedule and they took great care of us the next morning. What was impressive was that I looked around at the lines for the other companies and they were sending them up regardless. When we went up, everything was done with a high level of quality. The pilot, Floyd, was terrific and all the guys that work there are friendly and professional. I HIGHLY recommend this group.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Puts it all into perspective”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

With only a few days to spend in NY someone told me years ago a helicopter tour was one of the best experiences they'd ever had in their travels. It stuck with me ever since and so we decided it was just one of those things we had to do whilst we were here.

We're so glad we did.

The size and scale of this place is a sight to behold and HeliNY / Helicopter Flight Services were just fantastic. Their staff in the office were just great, clearly enjoying their jobs which shows in their enthusiasm and service. They were actually quite entertaining and just added to the experience.

We did the deluxe tour, which with pre-flight organising, playing around with weights, safety videos and a bit of fun with the staff made he whole experience last well over an hour.

Would highly recommend the experience and the company.

Visited April 2013
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