Flying is a lot like having a staring contest—even with utter concentration, you'll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $358 for a 30-minute helicopter tour over New York City for two (a $672 value)
- $149 for a 30-minute piloting experience for one (a $288 value)
Sightseers start their tour at Westchester County Airport, where their whirlybird will take off before swooping over to New York City, granting stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the Manhattan skyline, the East River bridges, and Lady Liberty. The tour also highlights Westchester landmarks, including the nearby Rockefeller Estate of Kykuit and the Hudson Palisades. Wings Air's helicopters seat up to six passengers. Children younger than 2 years old may fly at no cost if they can safely fit on one of their parent's laps. A minimum of four passengers per tour is required, and singles or couples will be seated with other passengers.
During the private-pilot experience, a professional piloting instructor guides the student through basic flight controls, flying techniques, and safety procedures. After taking off, the instructor hands over control of the helicopter, letting students soar over Westchester County, the Hudson River, and the coastlines of New York and Connecticut with views of the Manhattan skyline in the distance. Private lessons are one-on-one, with no additional passengers permitted.
Wings Air Helicopters
Wings Air Helicopters' band of experienced pilots advocate the beauty of airborne travel through charter services, flight lessons, and an aerial film-production studio. Luxury jets, decked out with sectional couches, meeting tables, and bars, grant passengers and their mobile studio audiences safe travels with charter and cargo services. Within helicopter cockpits, Bose noise-canceling headsets block out the hum of spinning propellers to ensure clear communication during charters and tours. Wings Air Films offers a wide range of aerial production services, supplying movie helicopters and camera platforms to capture bird's-eye shots of famous landmarks or Waldo sightings for motion-picture and television industries.