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Get a bird's eye view of New York City wit this comprehensive 25-minute Grand Island helicopter ride around the City that Never Sleeps. See some of the world's most famous landmarks from the sky, offering a fresh and exciting perspective: Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State  Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are all sites to behold. It will be grand indeed!


  • Comprehensive 25-minute helicopter flight over New York City
  • Fly over Manhattan, New York Harbor and the five boroughs
  • Bird's-eye views of the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Empire State Building and Central Park
  • Fly on modern, comfortable state of the art aircraft
  • See districts of Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island
  • Great photo opportunities of Manhattan's world-famous skyline
  • The most complete helicopter tour of New York City!

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What You Can Expect

New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

New Yankee Stadium, New York City

Ascend into the sky starting at the heliport in downtown Manhattan and get ready for some thrills on this Grand Island 25-minute helicopter ride throughout New York City. Get an up-close and personal view of the Statue of Liberty and then cruise right by One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America, before flying along Frank Gehry's dynamic 76-story 8 Spuce Street tower and the Brooklyn Bridge. Fly right over Chinatown and the Lower East Side heading north before seeing bustling Times Square below. 

Keeping flying north, going over that giant swath of green known as Central Park and head up to the Bronx where you'll get a great view of legendary Yankee Stadium, the world's third most expensive sports stadium. After this, head back south, passing by the George Washington Bridge, the United Nations and the historic South Street Seaport. 

There is no better way to get a great sight of New York City than via a helicopter and this 25-minute thrill-a-second is the way to do it. 
Please note: The listed price does not include a US $35 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. This fee increases for departures on or after June 1 2017 to US $40 per person.

Customer Reviews

Gwen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour

Konstantin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour, really enjoyed it!

Tracy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was worth every penny. The Grand tour, being a longer tour was well worth it. The views were spectacular. The tour, from start to finish, was well organized. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it and would do it again on my next trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Everything, from start to finish, was fantastic. Cannot recommend this highly enough. Thank you everybody at Zip Aviation for the experience.

Vanessa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The staff were friendly and the flight experience was amazing. It was well worth the money. Showing New York's major attractions and more. Defiantly recommend.

Dawn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A fabulous experience would thoroughly recommend, well worth the money seeing Central Park and the vastness of it was great and the skyline. Really finished off a great trip to New York, cant wait to return

Katherine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent, informative, and lots of fun.

Jeremy Mark L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016


George Glenn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fantastic and Highly commended.
All staff are great and well composed which create a safe environment.

I had a great time specially with our very accommodating Pilot. We had an excellent photo shot but sad to say i dont get his email add or fb account in order to share. I will deffinately recommend this to all my friends here in Qatar....George Glenn Dayada

ginger f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fabulous! Buying through Aviator online is the way to go. We got there and were on the helicopter in about 20 minutes. People who purchased their tickets there had to wait in line. Ginger Fountain

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