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They were extremely flexible picking not only me up in brooklyn but friends in harlem as well. Its a bit of a drive up to the airport but totally worth it as you get to see all the beautiful homes en route and approach the city from a distance which is truly impressive.

Was astounded as we not only approached the city and flew right over it but came within a city block of the top of the empire state building. We zigzagged our way across the city and then took two loops around the statue of liberty before heading back up the east side of manhatten (avoiding the area where el chapo is being kept as indicated as a no fly zone on the radar), and back to the port where we were picked up in a golf cart and escorted back to the vehicle that took us back downtown (or where ever we asked). Everyone was beyond friendly and happy to help in any way. Great job guys (and gal), ill definitely be booking another private tour for the night time.

45 minute tour

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rick H
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WingsAir H, General Manager at Wings Air Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind words, Rick! Many people are discouraged by the distance to our Westchester departure location but your review perfectly describes why it's worth it. So double thank you!

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best way to see Manhattan! Our pilot was very friendly and pointed out all the sights, as well as putting up with me asking about what every dial and lever in the helicopter did.

If you’re looking for helicopter tours pick this one instead of the ones taking off from downtown; a smaller helicopter gives you a much better view than you’d get out the side windows of the bigger corporate helicopters.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Geir Anders B
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Want to see the Hudson Valley from a birds eye view and this was as good as it gets. Staff is helpful and the proximity of New York City or the beautiful Hudson River towns made this a wonderful diversion.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Yes you get the flight, no you do not get luxury . The airbusAS350BA is second rate equipment for six passengers . If you are in the back on the port, or left side , you better be under 5’6 tall or you will have trouble. My partner and I are 5’8” and 5’9” and we were jammed up against the front seat. Also from these seats you get little view except from the small window on the port side and forget trying to take photographs. The pilot Anthony was knowledable about the trip down to Manhattan and did his best and safety was good.

This company needs to reconsider the equipment and upgrade to perhaps a eurocopter EC130. We recently did a two hour journey in one of these fully loaded and it was a much better experience . With 6 passengers paying $400 they are raking in $2400 for 45 min with a run cost of about half that so it is time this company reinvested in equipment and started delivering on their promise. Reality is they deliver the bare minimum as an experience if you have ever been on a Heli tour before.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank skipAussieontour
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WingsAir H, Manager at Wings Air Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you were not happy with the equipment, as we take great pride in maintaining our helicopters to the highest standards. Being both Wyvern and ARGUS rated as well as the first helicopter company ever named Virtuoso Preferred are a testament to our 16 years of safe and high quality operation. We are planning upgrades and additions to our fleet in the near future but it all has to be planned out carefully based on demand. Since helicopter tourism in New York is becoming more and more restricted by new rules, our aim is to distinguish ourselves from our competitors by offering custom routes and other in flight perks.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely great experience from beginning to end. It was a bucket list wish for me and a surprise for my 4 year old twins, whom a month later are still talking about it. The aviation location was welcoming, clean. Staff were great, pilot was so welcoming, warm, fun and knowledgeable. It was a great experience to be on top of the world!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LaToya L
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Came here for an intro flight and had an amazing time. Staff were great and the Instructor was great. Gave me great advice and pointed me in the right direction to pursue a life long dream.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Paul L
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