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 today's Groupon: for $125, you get a private helicopter lesson over New York from Wings Air in White Plains (a $197.50 value).
Wings Air sets students aloft in a modern helicopter to tour the sites of New York State under the friendly guidance of a highly trained instructor. Students receive up to a half hour of instruction on the ground, covering the basics of helicopter systems, general aerodynamic principles, and how to elude categorically unsafe ostrich flybys. After the ground-bound lesson, instructors and students motor up the rotors to make their triumphant flight around the countryside in a half-hour flight. Atmosphere-bound trips reveal previously undiscovered aspects of aerial New York, such as a secret sixth borough tucked away in the countryside and the 18th century Jacob Purdy House, known as the campaign hub for the United States' first and most famous president, Jacob Purdy. Students hold the controls and pilot the helicopter under the supervision of their trusty instructor.
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.
67 Tower Rd.
White Plains, New York 10604