1. United States
  2. New York State
  3. New York City
  4. Empire State Building

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Product ID: 133743
Enjoy stunning aerial views of iconic New York City landmarks on a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. See Central Park, Midtown Manhattan and more.
About this activity
Duration: 30 - 45 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a sightseeing helicopter flight over New York City
  • See iconic sights such including Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty and more
  • Choose between 30-minute and 45-minute flight options
Full description
Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan.

On the 30-minute tour, skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. On the 45-minute tour, you’ll have views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area as well, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

Yankee Stadium is accessible outside game times only. In case of poor weather or aircraft maintenance, the operator will notify the customer at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight. Tours 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, the Metro-North rail, and by car with free parking available.
  • New York City helicopter tour
What’s Not Included
  • Airport fee ($25 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Ross Aviation West hangar, 67 Tower Road, White Plains, 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
• Tours 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 available from anywhere in Manhattan for an additional fee (if option selected)
• Maximum weight 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger - subject to combined weight limits per helicopter (500 lbs or 226 kg in R44, 1000 lbs or 453 kg in AS350). Contact local partner for more information
• Maximum height in R44 is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm)
• Recommended to book for the first days of NYC visit, in case of schedule changes due to weather or maintenance
• Flights must be confirmed with the local partner at the time of booking
• This is not a private tour
• Shared flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to operate and may be canceled if the minimum is not met
• Children under 2 may ride on parent’s lap for free
• Under 18s require parental or guardian consent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Good experience overall. We made the mistake of arriving too early, so would recommend arriving 15-30 mins before. The title of the trip states that you see the Statue of Liberty, however you got no where near it. Overall was a good experience and the views of New York are great.

December 7, 2019

Very friendly staff had to postpone very nice contact in advance because of the weather 2 times, but bright blue sky and great view directly over the Empire statebuilding and once around the statue of liberty. Plus a glimpse of the area around the New York capital, which means you can also see the outskirts of New York. Only recommendable!

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October 20, 2019

The helicopter flight was just incredibly beautiful! Our pilot was very nice and explained a lot to us. We were very short of time at the airport, but were received very friendly and could even have a coffee. The helicopter was very comfortable and we even circled the Empire State Building three times so that everyone could take a selfie. The flight to New York was spectacular again at any time!

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October 18, 2019

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Wings Air Helicopters

Product ID: 133743