Piloting Experience for 1 with a Guest or Helicopter Tour for 2 from Wings Air Helicopters (Up to 34% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Instructors supervise as students try their hand at flying helicopters themselves; tours provide aerial views of NYC sights as the sun sets

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2/gifts. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation req'. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Younger than 18 must have consent of parent or guardian. Must be 14 or older for private pilot experience. 250lb weight max per person; contact merchant for higher weight limit. Must sign waiver. Subject to availability and weather. Extra $25 airport facility fee per person payable on the day of flight. Tour offer is not a private flight. The piloting experience departs from the 136 Tower Road address, the magic tour from the 67 Tower Road address. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Flying is a lot like having a staring contest—even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with this voucher.

Choose from Two Options

  • $349 for a 30-minute magic hour helicopter tour over New York City for two (a $525 value)
  • $349 for a 60-minute piloting experience for one with a guest (a $445 value)
  • $399 for one 30-minute Hudson Valley foliage helicopter tour for two ($525 value)

The NYC tour is offered daily from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (magic hour time changes throughout the year); the piloting experience is offered daily between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. (last appointment time is at 1 p.m.); and the fall foliage tour runs daily from 3 pm. to sundown from approximately late September to early November.

The experiences, which Westchester Magazine recently highlighted as a creative date idea, grants passengers stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the Manhattan skyline, and the East River bridges, all of which are all the more striking set against a colorful sunset. The tour also highlights Westchester landmarks, including the nearby Rockefeller Estate of Kykuit and the Hudson Palisades. The 30-minute tour does not reach the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area. Please contact Wings Air Helicopters to extend the tour to 45 minutes to see Lower Manhattan and Lady Liberty for an additional fee. Wings Air’s helicopters seat up to six passengers. Children younger than 2 years old may fly at no cost if they can safely fit on one of their parent’s laps. A minimum of two passengers per tour is required. These tours are not private and passengers may be paired with other people.

During the private-pilot experience, a piloting instructor first teaches the student basic flight controls, flying techniques, and safety procedures in a training session that takes place on the ground. After taking off, the instructor hands over control of the helicopter, letting students soar over Westchester County, the Hudson River, and the coastlines of Hudson Valley, New York and Connecticut, all the while enjoying views of the Manhattan skyline in the distance. Lessons are not permitted in New York City airspace due to regulations. Private lessons allow one student to fly the helicopter and one guest passenger to ride along. 60-minute experiences consist of ground school and approximately 30 minutes in the air. For an additional fee customers may purchase a DVD of their flight footage, filmed by an on-craft Go Pro camera.

The fall foliage tour offers passengers a unique view of the vibrant color changes taking place on the trees below. The helicopter departs from the Westchester Airport and flies over various historic landmarks including Kykuit, Tappan Zee Bridge, Indian Point, Bear Mountain and West Point.

Wings Air Helicopters

Wings Air Helicopters' band of experienced pilots advocate the beauty of airborne travel through charter services, flight lessons, and an aerial film-production studio. Luxury jets, decked out with sectional couches, meeting tables, and bars, grant passengers and their mobile studio audiences safe travels with charter and cargo services. Within helicopter cockpits, Bose noise-canceling headsets block out the hum of spinning propellers to ensure clear communication during charters and tours. Wings Air Films offers a wide range of aerial production services, supplying movie helicopters and camera platforms to capture bird's-eye shots of famous landmarks or Waldo sightings for motion-picture and television industries.

Customer Reviews

It was amazing. We enjoyed it alot.pilot was great.
Kitanya P. · May 22, 2017
My boyfriend and I did the Wings Air helicopter tour at sunset. It was incredible. We paid extra for the extended 15 minutes to go around lower Manhattan. So worth it. It was both of our first times in a helicopter and we had a great time!
Mariah K. · May 17, 2017
Our pilot was great! He was nice, polite and knowledgeable. It was a great experience.
Quitsy · May 11, 2017

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