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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

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Financial District
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Address: 6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
Phone Number:
+1 866-947-6837
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly...

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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Amazing Experience!!

An amazing way to see the whole of New York City!! Friendly staff and pilot, easy to locate, I would 100% recommend this to anyone visiting New York! It's a must!

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Miss L
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing way to see the whole of New York City!! Friendly staff and pilot, easy to locate, I would 100% recommend this to anyone visiting New York! It's a must!

Thank Miss L
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

5* This trip was amazing, better than I possibly imagined. The staff were so friendly and the flight fantastic. The weather was beautiful, blue skies and very clear. I would whole heartedly recommend this company.

Thank fjick
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We struck gold weatherwise, we flew on Wednesday 8th Feb, on the 7th it rained all day with poor visibility, on the 9th we had 9 inches of snow!! Weather report over....The views were fantastic, from the pickup point south of the Brooklyn Bridge, over the Statue of Liberty, on to Staten Island, Coney Island and up to the George... More 

Thank Kelvin M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took my wife for ride in helicopter tour over New York, we hadn't booked anything, it was a last minute decision. Just walked in off the street after leaving the Staten island ferry. It was fantastic! Would definitely recommend this to all. We did have a clear sunny day to add to our flight experience. Just excellent. A must do... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best ways too see New York !! Absolutely fantastic our pilot took us on a scenic delight !! Would love to experience this again 😃👍

Thank Kathy C
Glyndon, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best way to see NYC! Funny pilots and music make it enjoyable especially if you've never been in a helicopter. Not sure how I was talked into this but LOVED every second! You will see everything!

Thank dawnnyc816
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great experience and very well organised! David Seaman was our pilot who was very informative and great to fly with. 100% recommend!!

Thank Hannah R
York, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I can honestly say this was my favourite trip we did in New York absolutely loved it would do it again and again. The experience of being in a Helicopter was fantastic and also the sound track that was played was very fitting and pilot was just great. It is a must if you can do it. Thank you so... More 

Thank Emma S
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Due to an amazing trip with Zip Aviation back in December 2007 with partner, I booked again without hesitation at beginning of year for midday flight on 31st December 2016 to take daughter (13) both had memorable experience. Female pilot very welcoming and friendly as well as knowledgeable of everything that could be seen and gave information throughout the duration... More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience!! It was our first helicopter flight and all the staff were lovely, especially the pilot who gave us a smooth flight and Santiago who allowed me to ride front seat. The tour ended our trip beautifully and anyone who visits New York should see the sights from a birds eye view, it is fabulous and unforgettable.

Thank Nicole P

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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 Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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