• Duration: 1 hour
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The near-perfect symmetry of Manhattan can really only be appreciated from the air. Soaring above New York City in an open-door helicopter is a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for all those interested in aerial photography, including amateur photographers or pros looking to add aerials to their portfolio. No prior experience is required.

Helicopters lift off from Westchester Airport in White Plains, NY and reach New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The flight path includes major landmarks such as Midtown, Central Park, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and many others on the way. Fliers wear seatbelts for safety. Camera straps are a must. Legs and feet must be kept inside the aircraft at all times.

Maximum weight 250 lbs per person and 500 lbs per helicopter.

What's included

  • Private 1-hour open-door helicopter flight for 3 or 5 passengers (depending on option selected)
  • Live pilot commentary
  • Professional photography instructor (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)

What's excluded

  • Airport fee $25 per person
  • Late operation fees (applicable before 7am and after 8pm)

What do I need to bring

  • Bring your own camera or smartphone for picture taking (must be secured by neck strap or wrist strap)

Important information

  • NOTE: please select date and time first then set group size. Group size is the number of passengers. Up to 2 passengers are allowed per booking. "R44 Helicopter for 2" is the number of helicopters you are booking and stays at 1 by default. To book multiple helicopters please create separate bookings.
  • Online bookings are subject to real time availability and not automatically confirmed. Efforts will be made to accommodate requests or we will offer an alternative or refund.
  • Please review our Cancellation Policy and Safety Policy before booking: Customers canceling more than 48 hours before departure time are subject to a $50 per person fee. No cancellation or changes are allowed less than 48 hours before departure. Cancellations inside 48 hours, no-shows, or late arrivals, forfeit their tickets with no refund.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions and helicopter maintenance; if canceled due to these reasons, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Please note: this flight departs and arrives in Westchester. 
  • Photo flights depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, a relaxed crowd-free location just outside NYC easily accessed by public transit (Metro-North rail from Grand Central Terminal) or car (free parking).
  • Convenient roundtrip transfers are available from anywhere in Manhattan for additional fee (if option selected). Rates are based on regular cars.
  • Routes are subject to change based on weather, air traffic control and temporary flight restrictions.
  • Price based on Robinson R44 helicopter.
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs per passenger and 500 lbs (226 kg) combined.
  • Maximum passenger height is is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm).
  • Photo flights are flown with open doors unless otherwise requested. Door removal is at the sole discretion of Pilot In Command. Doors are not removed if it's less than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 Celsius) outside. 
  • Passengers must wear 'quick release' seatbelts during the entire flight.
  • Cameras and smartphones must be secured with neck straps or wrist straps. Smartphone holders are provided by local partner upon request for additional fee.
  • Bags and any loose items must be stowed or left behind for the entire duration of the flight.
  • The use of poles or selfie sticks that could protrude from the aircraft is prohibited.
  • Legs and feet must be kept inside the helicopter at all times. Anyone violating this important safety policy is subject to the immediate termination of their flight with no refund and a penalty of $250 USD.
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or have parental consent.
  • Recommended minimum age is 14 years.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 2 days or less before departure



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  • English


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