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 to Western New York Helicopters in Hamburg. Choose between the following options.
- For $179, you get a half-hour helicopter tour for up to three people of Buffalo's waterfront (a $300 value).
- For $99, you get a half-hour introductory helicopter flight lesson (a $175 value).
Western New York Helicopters’ skilled pilots sweep over the Niagara River as part of picturesque tours and train aspiring aviators in individual lessons. During a half-hour Buffalo-waterfront helicopter excursion, up to three friends or cardboard cutouts of the A-Team climb into a meticulously maintained aircraft, launching from Hamburg Airport and weaving past windmills en route to the Niagara River. Niagara Falls cascades below, misting skyward as thrill-seekers peer downward. The roundtrip flight hovers above Buffalo's bustling metropolitan hub before alighting at the airport.
Learn to commandeer your own chopper in a half-hour introductory lesson. A professional flight instructor joins a student in the cockpit of a Schweizer 300CB helicopter, guiding him or her through the basics of navigational instruments, flight techniques, and how to tell if a cloud has its turn signal on. Clip through crafty air currents, manning the controls alongside a professional pilot as Western New York's landscape unfolds below and verdant trees enthusiastically wave hello.
Western New York Helicopters
The chopper controllers at Western New York Helicopters steer flight instruction that ranges from one-time introductory experiences to complete pilot certification. The resident fleet of R44s and S-300Cs gamely trucks the earthbound on any aeronautic needs, from local tours to power line patrols to diplomatic negotiations with the owl kingdom. Launching from Hamburg Airport just 15 miles south of Buffalo, the happy hoverers direct air traffic from both Canadian and stateside pilots-to-be.