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  4. Empire State Building

New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

Product ID: 133749
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Do something different in New York City and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for all those interested in aerial photography. Fly over the city center with unobstructed views from an open-door helicopter to take amazing photos.
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Duration: 1 hour
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • Fly over New York City in an open-door helicopter
  • Capture the best photos of Manhattan from the sky without glare from helicopter windows
  • Get guidance from a friendly and experienced pilot
  • Enjoy a private flight without other passengers, just for your group and the pilot
Full description
Discover how to capture amazing aerial photos of New York City on your camera during a 1-hour flight for up to 3 photography enthusiasts. Climb aboard a Robinson R44 helicopter with an open door for unobstructed views!

Depart from Westchester Airport, and fly over major Manhattan landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and many more. Avail of the opportunity to request additional or specific landmarks, as long as they're not located in a restricted area and fit into the 1-hour time slot.

Available 7 days a week, weather conditions and aircraft maintenance permitting, flights can be taken during the day, at sunset, or in time for the sunrise to suit your preferences. 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 (free parking).
  • 1-hour private aerial photography flight aboard a Robinson R44 helicopter
What’s Not Included
  • Additional early/late operation fees, applicable before 7:00 AM and after 8:00 PM
  • Airport fee ($25 per person)

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Meeting point

Ross Aviation West Hangar, Westchester Airport, 67 Tower Road, White Plains, NY 10604. 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. Average travel time is 45-60 minutes.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Flights depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, a 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 additional fee (if selected)
• Max weight 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger - subject to combined weight limits per helicopter (500 lbs or 226 kg)
• Max height 6 ft 3 in (192 cm)
• Flights must be confirmed with local partner at time of booking
• Share flight with other photographers or book private helicopter. Shared flights require a minimum of 2 passengers and may be cancelled if minimum is not met
• Flights are with open doors unless otherwise requested
• Legs and feet must be kept inside helicopter at all times. Anyone violating this important safety policy is subject to immediate termination of the flight with no refund and a penalty of $250 USD
• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s require parent/guardian consent
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Product ID: 133749