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From Westchester: NYC Helicopter Piloting Experience8 Reviews
Experience the thrill of being a helicopter pilot! Take the controls, learn what makes a helicopter fly, and see New York from a whole new perspective. You’ll have ground instruction followed by approximately 30 minutes of actual flight time.
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- Take the first step toward becoming a helicopter pilot
- Fly over the Westchester area as you take the controls for simple maneuvers like a real pilot
- Choose the passenger option and bring a friend along for the ride
DescriptionYour first helicopter flight lesson begins with 30 minutes of ground instruction that covers helicopter flight controls, flying techniques, and safety procedures. You will then be able to join a professional flight instructor for an exciting 30-minute flight departing from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, just outside New York City. Bring a friend or family member along for the ride if you like. Once airborne, you will have the opportunity to take control of a Robinson R44 helicopter, one of the most popular civilian helicopters in the world. Take in stunning views of Westchester County, the New York/Connecticut coastline, the Hudson River, and the NYC skyline in the distance. No prior flight training or flying experience is necessary. Please note that flight lessons do not go over NYC. 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 with free parking available.
IncludesGround instruction Private lesson in Robinson R44 helicopter 1 passenger (optional) Roundtrip transfer from Manhattan (if option booked). Pickup 90 minutes before flight.
- The maximum weight of a passenger should be 250 lbs (113 kg) per person or less The maximum passenger height is 6 ft 3 in (192 cm) in the R44 helicopter English proficiency is required All flights are subject to weather and helicopter maintenance; if canceled due to these reasons, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund The minimum age for the student pilot is 14 years old. Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult or have parental consent. Children under 2 may ride on a parent's lap at no cost Lessons are not permitted in New York City airspace by federal regulations