New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

Activity provider: Wings Air Helicopters

From US$ 499 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
You will be picked up by a private car from your accommodation in Manhattan. The rates are based on regular cars.
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • 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 private or shared flight for photography enthusiasts. Enjoy unobstructed views in an open-door Robinson R44 helicopter (2-3 passengers) or an Airbus AS350 helicopter (4-5 passengers). Depart from Westchester Airport, and fly over major Manhattan landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and more. Choose to request additional 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. Take advantage of optional roundtrip transfers from anywhere in Manhattan.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • 1-hour helicopter flight
  • Airport fee/fuel surcharge ($35 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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. 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).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Shared flights require a minimum of 2 passengers and may be canceled if the minimum is not met
  • 2-3 passengers fly in Robinson R44 helicopter, 4-5 passengers fly in Airbus AS350 helicopter
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs per passenger and 500 lbs (226 kg) combined in R44 helicopter. The maximum passenger height is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm) in an R44 helicopter. Maximum weight 1000 lbs (453 kg) combined in 5-passenger Airbus helicopters.
  • Children between 14 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult or have parental consent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Must have been done once in a lifetime !!!

The entire organization in advance ran smoothly. We were picked up on time in Harlem and then it was 45 minutes to the departure point outside of New York. There we were received and briefed by the pilot. Then it went straight to the helicopter. Of course we had time for photos and it was already in the air towards Manhattan. Because the helicopter had no doors (we had it removed to be able to take better photos), the direct experience of flying the helicopter was indescribable. The pilot gave us enough time at every hotspot to be able to take a lot of photos. We easily had 40 minutes to take sufficient pictures of all the sightseeing points. Our conclusion: If you really want to experience something extraordinary you should jump over your shadow and spend the money.

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December 28, 2018

Die Tour war wirklich großartig! Es lohnt sich die weite Anfahrt in Kauf zu nehmen da wir wirklich eine Stunde geflogen sind ☺️ Der Pilot war sehr nett und hat viel über die Stadt erzählt. Als kleiner Tipp: Die weite Anfahrt ist eigentlich ganz leicht zu bewältigen ihr steigt im Grand Central Terminal in die Harlem Line Und fahrt Richtung white plains. Von dort aus könnt Ihr Euch ein Uber buchen zum Hangar.

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December 29, 2021


June 23, 2019

Product ID: 133749