Choose Between Two Options
- $179 for a demo helicopter flight for one ($300 value)
- $349 for a 30-minute helicopter tour for up to three ($600 value)
Demo flights begin with 30 minutes of on-the-ground training before a licensed instructor takes the student into the air for a half hour of hands-on flight. During 30-minute tours for three, a pilot flies guests on a scenic jaunt over Cincinnati or areas highly lit by Christmas lights.
Higher Ground Helicopters
Under the guidance of founder Chad Fath, the licensed helicopter pilots and instructors at Higher Ground Helicopters take visitors on scenic 'copter rides above the city as well as train students to become full-fledged pilots. Flight training lessons take place in the evenings to accommodate busy adult schedules, with the goal of turning inexperienced students into certified professionals within 10 to 18 months. For guests on the fence about flying, Higher Ground offers hands-on demos, which consist of 30 minutes of ground training and 30 minutes of piloting in the air. For guests who simply wish to enjoy the scenery, Higher Ground's expert pilots host scenic tours that showcase the Cincinnati skyline.