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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
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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 yesterday

Well worth the money to see some exceptional views of the city. All sides of the helicopter got the chance to take some breath taking pictures! Treat yourself

Thank GoonerPaul1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our grandson on a trip to NYC and thought a helicopter ride would be a great experience. The woman who booked our trip over the phone was extremely nice and helpful. I had found a trip with another company that...More

Thank sanblue2017
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello sanblue2017, I am sorry to hear that you had less than an awesome experience when you took your Tour with us. This is not the impression we want our customers to take away when they fly with us. I am glad your grandson was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The copters are fairly small and have three seats in one row. That means the person in the middle doesn't have an unobstructed view and cannot take any pictures. What was worse: we prepaid for an USB-Stick with pictures from the flight and didn't get...More

Thank Thomas K
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Thomas, I sincerely apologize that it took this long to resolve the missing photos on your USB. After an exhaustive image search, we found no matching photos. We understand how frustrating this whole process has been for you. A refund has now been processed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say this experience was one of the most amazing things I've ever done, and a huge THANKYOU to Andrew our pilot, he made myself and my friend Janine feel so at ease, and made the whole experience wonderful, we saw New York...More

5  Thank Julie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a rep on water front explained wanted to do Coney Island trip when inside was told no time slot for that so opted for deluxe tour. Got there 2.15 had tour booked for 4pm first available time. 6 people squashed in helicopter sat opposite...More

Thank Andrew G
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Andrew, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read that your Tour experience is less than awesome and unforgettable. Though an apology at this point will not change your experience flying with us, I do offer it sincerely. Seating arrangement in a...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you would like to have an onforgettable and wonderful memory of NYC you have to make a helitour. Our pilot Andrew Woods did an amazing job and gave us the feeling to be completely safe. It was absolutely fantastic. Love to do it again

5  Thank Pascale R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The tour above NYC was incredible, amazing, fabulous... The company Zip Aviation was organized very well and in particular the pilote was very attentive to share with us this unforgettable experience (for sure too short!). A very particular "Thank you" to Andrew for this moment;...More

6  Thank 23Natascia23
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

It was a magic moment, thank you to Andrew, our nice pilote for this unforgettable tour! Seeing New-York from the sky is just an amazing experience!

5  Thank SarahMara
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My family and I visited New York at Easter to celebrate my 50th birthday. I follow a car YouTuber, Nick Murray, who is also interested in helicopters. He posted a brilliant video of his tour over NYC flown by Andrew Woods of Zip Aviation. I...More

7  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our last full day in New York we went to Zip Aviation offices and booked on a ride. The very attentive friendly staff could not have done enough to help. Andrew Woods the pilot made our experience all the better with his Irish charm. An...More

6  Thank juboto
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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Is it possible for someone in a wheelchair to transfer into the helicopter?
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
If you book for two people, say my mom and I, do we get to ride in the helicopter with the pilot ourselves or do we ride with other people who reserved the same day? How do reservations work?
18 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
what is the speed of one of these helicopters?
3 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).