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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
+1 866-947-6837
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Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly improving our customer's experience. Our NEW management and flight crew teams are focused on your safety. We are completely dedicated to deliver an awesome experience during your visit and Tour. We strive to be the consumate and Premier Helicopter Service in New York City.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
Financial District
+1 866-947-6837
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

An amazing experience which i'd thoroughly recommend if you visit NewYork. We opted for the 15 minute flight and the views of the empire state, freedom tower and statue of liberty from 1500 feet is something we wont forget. The staff are excellent - very...More

Thank AndyG6
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The title sums it up! the whole experience was first class. I was in New York celebrating my 50th birthday with a couple of friends and due to the weather being quite overcast we felt going up the Rockafellar or Empire state building would be...More

6  Thank Sirron64
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was my second time in a helicopter, the first time being over the Grand Canyon but I have to say the views of New York from the air were mind blowing. On top of the views I was lucky enough to get a front...More

6  Thank Danny360
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I have to admit I was bricking it... but the pilot Aaron was amazing. This was at the top of my 'to do' list in New York. A few times I didn't want to go through with it but I can say I had such...More

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I'v always wanted to do a Heli flight in NY! So this time I made it happen! Although I was quite nervous about the flight (never did it before) I wanted to have a unique view on NY and an unforgettable experience. Once arrived at...More

5  Thank MelliSchmitt
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Its was our first time in NY and we're in honeymoon. The team allowed to go to the front of the helicopter and the pilot flew for more 5min. Excelent!!! Thanks Santiago (one of the guys of the team). It sure if i returd i...More

Thank Silvie T
Reviewed 22 May 2014

A 15 min flight over New York might sound expensive but it is well worth it! The crew are well organised. The scenery amazing!

Thank JacoParsons
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We went on a helicopter tour today in New York. All I can say is that it was an amazing experience, made even better by the pilot, Andrew. I am not a good flyer so was really worried about going up in the helicopter. However,...More

5  Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 29 April 2014

It's a must in any city especially NYC - we had an Irish pilot who made my very nervous wife at easy just till we got in the air :) Flew past statue of liberty, Yankee stadium, empire state and all the buildings along the...More

2  Thank KeithLacey
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I toured New York City last week with Zip pilot James Hershman after living here for six years and never seeing the city from the sky, and I had the best time! He's a great guide and the tour was breathtaking! The whole experience was...More

Thank NewYorker111111
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Zip M | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it's possible to transfer someone from a wheelchair to the helicopter. The individuals family member will have to assist the passenger into the helicopter. Our ramp agents can assist the... More
17 April 2015|
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Response from holssunski | Reviewed this property |
The company will do its best to maximise the capacity of each helicopter therefore it is highly unlikely that you will get a helicopter to yourself. They also weigh everyone and then tell you where to sit to ensure an even... More
Victor S
2 January 2015|
Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
For the Bell 407, the manufacturer claims a maximum cruise speed of 133 knots (153 mph or 246 kph). The never exceed speed is 140 knots (161 mph or 259 kph).