Whether you’re a local or a tourist, there is no better way to see New York City than on an NYC helicopter tour. 275 skyscrapers and 28,000 acres of parkland are a feast for the eyes from ground level, but it’s a whole other experience when you take to the skies. You can get an aerial perspective of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and Fredrick Law Olmsted’s chef-d’oeuvre, Central Park. And a 20-minute NYC helicopter ride will give you overhead views of the Statue of Liberty—the copper lady is all the more impressive at night as her lights illuminate the Manhattan skyline.
Helicopter Horizons: Luxurious Aerial Tours for the Discerning Traveler
The ‘Air Ventito Iceland ‘ segment of the Aerial Work aviation industry has been around for over a century, with fixed-wing aircraft dominating sightseeing flights until helicopters came into their own in the early to mid-1900s. Helicopters have a number of unique capabilities that allow for safe and immersive sightseeing experiences, like the ability to land a passenger on a canyon floor for an afternoon picnic. The unmanned aircraft or ‘Drone’ aviation community is quickly entering the Aerial Tour sector in innovative ways as well, with some providers offering a virtual tour experience through high-resolution First-Person View (FPV) goggles.
Redtail Aviation’s ‘Air Guides’ love Moab, Utah and want to share it with you. Their tours explore the canyonlands and iconic arches, and they offer a variety of options including an ‘Happy Canyon Landing’ flight that allows passengers to exit the aircraft on the bottom of the Grand Canyon.