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New York City: Helicopter Piloting Experience

Product ID: 59801
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Experience the thrill of being a helicopter pilot! Take the controls, learn what makes a helicopter fly, and see New York from a whole new perspective. You’ll have ground instruction followed by approximately 30 minutes of actual flight time.
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Duration: 1 hour
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English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take the first step toward becoming a helicopter pilot
  • Fly over the Westchester area as you take the controls for simple maneuvers like a real pilot
  • Choose the passenger option and bring a friend along for the ride
Full description
Your first helicopter flight lesson begins with 30 minutes of ground instruction that covers helicopter flight controls, flying techniques, and safety procedures. You will then be able to join a professional flight instructor for an exciting 30-minute flight departing from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, just outside New York City. Bring a friend or family member along for the ride if you like (additional fee applies).

Once airborne, you will have the opportunity to take control of a Robinson R44 helicopter, one of the most popular civilian helicopters in the world. Take in stunning views of Westchester County, the New York/Connecticut coastline, the Hudson River, and the NYC skyline in the distance.

No prior flight training or flying experience is necessary. Please note that flight lessons do not go over NYC. Flights depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit, Metro-North rail, and by car with free parking available.
Includes
  • 30 minutes of ground instruction
  • 30 minutes of flight time with a certified instructor
What’s Not Included
  • USD 25.00 airport facility fee

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Meeting point

67 Tower Road, West Harrison, NY 10604. The meeting point is easily accessible by the Metro-North train from Grand Central to White Plains station, then a quick taxi ride to the airport. The average travel time is 45-60 minutes.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Max weight 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger and 500 lbs (226 kg) combined in R44 helicopters.
• Max passenger height in R44 6 ft 3 in (192 cm).
• Flights must be confirmed with the local partner at the time of booking.
• Children under 2 may ride on parent’s lap at no cost.
• Under 18s require parental or guardian consent.
• Lessons are not permitted in New York City airspace by federal regulations.

From £326.48 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 59801