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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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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 3 April 2017

We arrived early and spent most of our time chatting to the guy on the front door.....so friendly, New Yorker through and through. He guided us to the nearest Starbucks so I could calm my nerves!! Check in guys we're great and all the staff...More

Thank Natasha H
Zip M, Public Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Natasha, thank you for leaving such a kind review! We are so glad that we were able to make your first time in NYC such a great experience. Happy anniversary!

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My niece, nephew and I had a fantastic trip with zip aviation with the added Irish charm of Andrew Woods adding to the trip of a life time! This was a birthday treat on the last day of our holiday in New York and it...More

7  Thank Pc307
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Breath taking experience absolutely fantastic highly recommended! However do not book with "zip aviation" as the staff behind the counter are pathetic rude and have no respect towards any of there customers absolutely disgusted

Thank Joey S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great experience, good value for money. We had a clear blue sky which made the experience and view even more astonishing. Fabulous!

1  Thank Freek74
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We never knew 20minutes could pass so quickly. A stunning view of the city, the Statue of Liberty and the surrounding areas. Smooth, silk, professional, friendly - too many adjectives, but all-in-all, a great once-in-a-lifetime experience. Such an elegant way to see the city and...More

1  Thank Ayrdiver
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Bought this for my partners Christmas present for when we visited New York. The staff were excellent, even though we arrived early - they were very accommodating and put us on an earlier flight. The pilot was fantastic and engaging and made it fun for...More

1  Thank southernsunworshiper
Reviewed 19 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!

1  Thank Miss L
Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank fjick
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...More

1  Thank Kelvin M
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank It2450
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?
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
what is the speed of one of these helicopters?
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).