From Our Editors
Typically, you can only see Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center in less than an hour while leafing through a stack of New York postcards. However, Zip Aviation confounds expectations, whisking tourists over those landmarks and more on one of three helicopter tours in 12–30 minutes. Helmed by a team of pilots with an impeccable safety record, the tours grant passengers a bird’s-eye view of the city aboard their Bell helicopters. Tours are also available in nine different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, or Chinese. The aviation company complements its sightseeing excursions with an array of other transit services, including private charters and special-event transportation options.