Blue Ridge Helicopters, Inc.


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In a Nutshell

Pilots guide Robinson helicopters around the mountains for vistas of the changing leaves

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. 450lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Helicopter pilots are nicknamed "sky cowboys" due to their adventurous nature and ability to lasso cattle from 1,000 feet in the air. See these storied tradesmen at work with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $299 for a mountain tour for two by helicopter for Oktoberfest season (a $600 value)

Over 45–50 minutes, pilots guide two guests over mountainous areas and vistas that include Alpine Helen, Unicoi Lake, Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, and Lake Burton, with views of the leaves changing in these areas.

Blue Ridge Helicopters, Inc.

Ron Carroll's fascination with helicopters began in Vietnam, when the aircraft transported him and his fellow infantry through the jungles to the front lines. Two Purple Hearts, nearly 20 years, and a stint in the publishing industry later, Carroll happened upon a copy of Flying magazine and his interest quickly rekindled. He continued with flying lessons, deepening his desire to become a helicopter pilot.

Today, Carroll possesses a Gold Seal CFI certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and helms a team of three pilots with more than 25,000 combined hours of flight experience. With a fleet comprising Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters—as well as a TruFlite H flight simulator that lets aspiring pilots practice operating a helicopter while singing and without leaving the ground—the team has trained throngs of airmen, including Governor Sonny Perdue.

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed the flight and got to see the area from a very different perspective. Pilot Andrew was very professional and look forward to doing it again. Took lots of pictures but had a glare problem with many due to glass cockpit. Would be better if there was a window to open and shoot pictures.
Raymond J. · November 4, 2013
if you ever get the chance. do this. best groupon ever
John S. · July 17, 2017
Thanks to our pilot Chris. Flying was smooth and fun experience for me and hubby. Our first ride together. I would highly recommend this place. I'm looking forward for my next adventure!😄 And it's a good gift to surprise your loved ones!😄
Merry C. · July 15, 2017

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