There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a mansion tour by helicopter for up to three people from Bird’s Eye View Helicopters in Middletown (a $177 value).
Year-round, Bird’s Eye View Helicopters' climate-controlled choppers soar through Rhode Island skies with two to three passengers in tow, hovering over mansions and 18 miles of coastal scenery. The radiant Robinson R44 Raven zips through the air for a 10- to 12-minute jaunt over the expansive properties of Newport under the careful direction of the experienced pilot, flying over the Rosecliff mansion, Marble House, and the Kennedy family dog's estate. Watch waves crash and recede against foam-crested cliffs as the deep cerulean water contrasts against the sprawling verdant lawns and capering marble statues. The brilliant red machine scrapes the sky before whizzing over Hammersmith Farm and The Breakers, regal oceanside estates awash in history and sunbathing sasquatches.
Bird's Eye View Helicopters
The premium sky tour and sky-experience company, founded in 2000, offers helicopter tours above stunning Newport RI and offers private charter services within Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. For things to do in Newport RI, they offer one of a kind flight experiences like sky-proposals, bachelor and bachelorette groups, special occasion flights (Weddings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.), group tours and custom experience flights. They have multiple iconic, viper red helicopters and an 11-passenger, high-roof, custom bus with free Pickup and Drop off through Labor Day at the Newport RI visitor's center (Saturday and Sunday only).