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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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6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
Financial District
+1 866-947-6837
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to New York for my wife birthday on friday the 1st of september we call Zip Aviation to see if they had space on one of their flights..we got great news there was space for two at 2 pm....yess Arrive at 1pm we...More

4  Thank sean s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super cool way to see New York from a different perspective. Despite the relatively high price I would definitely recommend it because of the great view. It's well organized, takes about 20 minutes and you're stunned afterwards.

1  Thank Holly G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the extended trip for 18-20 minutes but its hard to count as you are too busy looking outside. Very nice helicopter and even better pilot who was super friendly and even bit funny. He knew what he was doing for sure. Competitive market down...More

1  Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I looked around the helicopter when we were in the air and everyone had a huge grin on their faces. That just about says it all. Amazing views. Professional set up. Money well spent. We went with an 18-year old and a 10-year old and...More

1  Thank LJHLondon_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grand tour out to the atlantic, around the statue of liberty, quarentine islands, gov island, quick 2g turn cause he said some people like that, (he asked 1st), then back down the hudson all around manhattan Pilot was great, turned off the prerecorded crap and...More

1  Thank markycoulson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Andrew Wood who made the experience one to remember for myself and my friend both celebrating our 40th birthdays. Seeing NYC in the best possible way only made special by the Irish charmer himself!!! Thanks Andrew xxxxx

3  Thank Katybr650
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I spent a week in New York at the beginning of August and one of the highlights was the helicoptor flight with Zip. We had been recommended to use Zip by a family friend and were not disappointed. I had done a...More

5  Thank Corinne M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Was surprised by my son who lives in the city, with this helicopter tour when I went to visit. Had never been up in a helicopter before and had heard it could be unnerving.... OMG... not true! I could have stayed up there forever! It...More

3  Thank Make1000Memories
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Ive always wanted to fly in a helicopter round New York, and ive got to say i wasn't disappointed, it was brilliant! I chose Zip Aviation as they offered a 30 minute flight known as the Grand Island Tour, a lot of companys only offer...More

2  Thank Nick G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

On the day of our booked helicopter trip I telephoned to double check everything was OK - at this point we were encouraged to get to the heliport asap - earlier than the 45 mins expected - as we may be able to fly earlier....More

2  Thank Amy W
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Amy, We are sorry to read that you were disappointed at the service you received. Our shortest Tour is 12-15 minutes long. This 12-15 Minutes time is disclosed on our website and also the websites of our Travel Partners (if you booked your Tour...More

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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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
17 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
2 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).