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. Next, a certified pilot safely ferries you through the sky, inviting you to film or snap photos during the memorable airborne journey past picturesque downtown Syracuse, bucolic Onondaga Lake, and famous landmark clouds.
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.