A common nickname for helicopters, the word whirlybird refers to an actual avian species known for hovering in place and freelancing as an aerial photographer. Snap your own sky-high shots with this Groupon.
$185 for a Half-Hour Helicopter Tour for Two ($400 Value)
After you and a friend arrive at Hancock Airport, you'll both climb into a sleek, five-seater R66 whirlybird. Lifting off from Hancock Airport, the sky vessel sojourns south over notable landmarks such as Carousel Center mall and Onondaga Lake. The airborne gaze upon Syracuse like an ant surveying his amoeba colony, as the chopper cuts east toward the zoo, Carrier Dome, and Syracuse University. Passengers can snap aerial photos before circling back to land at Hancock Airport.
For more than a decade, Raven Helicopter's pilots have dazzled skyborne passengers with stunning vistas seen during aerial tours and chartered flights. During each journey, a certified pilot deftly ferries passengers through the skies in a striking, streamlined R66 turbine helicopter, outfitted with a wraparound bubble canopy for easy viewing of scenic landscapes, and a cargo hold for carrying skis, golf clubs, and other, smaller helicopters. Guests drink in the idyllic forests, hills, and lakes of the region as they snap pictures or roll film for posterity.
248 Tuskegee Rd.
Syracuse, New York 13211