From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get an aerial mansion tour for up to three people (a $177 value) from Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, located at the Newport State Airport in Middletown.
Bird’s Eye View Helicopters releases its passengers from the oppressive constraints of gravity, propelling them to exhilarating heights with safe, professionally operated helicopter tours. Three guests can ride together and snap desktop-worthy aerial photos during the 10–12-minute Mansion Tour. The trip covers about 18 miles and offers breathtaking views of the ocean and some of Newport’s finest residences, such as The Elms, Rosecliff Mansion, Marble House, and The Breakers, a National Historic Landmark that was owned by the Vanderbilt family. Drink in the sights of these historic homes while keeping eyeballs peeled for the edges of our flat earth.
Owned and operated by Jeff Codman, an experienced helicopter pilot, Bird’s Eye View Helicopters carries its guests in the clean, reliable, and smooth-flying Robinson R-44 Raven I. The viper red craft can carry up to three passengers, all of whom enjoy exceptional views through the copter’s glassy bubble. Guests must call ahead to schedule their wingless flight through the crown of earth’s 10-gallon hat.
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).