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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 13 February 2014 via mobile

We were so lucky to have a beautiful sunny day for our 15 minute trip around Manhattan on board a stunning Zip Heli. It was easy to locate the heliport on South Street, opposite the NY Vietnam Veterans Memorial & beside the Staten Island Ferry...More

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We bought a 30 helicopter ride for our kids as a holiday present. The staff was GREAT, making sure that our kids were safe (we did not take the flight) and had a good time. The photos we got back and the smiles proved it...More

Thank purpletaffy
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This was a "spur of the momment" decision to do the helicopter tour and it well worth it! Wanted to go to Statue of Liberty on Christmas Eve but the queues were too long, so just along from there was the heli-decks - we didnt...More

1  Thank SCATCAT53
Reviewed 8 January 2014

It was a great experience, the reception very kind, we had to chage the fly about weather and no problem to choose the best day for us, the pilot, extremely welcoming, pleasent and very funny!! It´s has beeing our Honeymoon and better than we could...More

1  Thank Pablo C
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We booked this in advance from over seas and it worked very well. It was definitely one of the highlights of our fabulous stay in NY. Personally I would have preferred it if the reception had been a bit more personal and not so much...More

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Thank Anette G
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Simply the best experience we have ever had, mind blowing to see NYC in this way, especially at New Year. Made a perfect 1st trip to NYC even better than we could have imagined. Worth every penny. Special mention to James the pilot who was...More

Thank pete1895
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I booked this in advance before travelling to New York and the process worked reasonably well. I selected a time range that was the time I wanted and received confirmation of a more exact allocated time nearer the date. As mentioned in other reviews there...More

Thank WelwynTraveller
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

We did the 18 min tour with ZIP aviation. It was definitely one of the highlights of an fantastic trip to NY! The reception and preparation felt a bit 'factory like', admittedly it was one of the busiest days of the year. It was my...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This was a great experiens wich I strongly recommend. A very nice femal pilot did a great job. Even if the tour only last for 10 - 15 minuts it feelt OK. Have a lot of nice photos over Manhattan, Hudson River, Staty of Liberty...More

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Thank Christina J
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Amazing views!! A must do! One of the most incredible experiences of my life!!!! Staff here were great too, they gave great banter too!! Difficulty contacting them before the flight though as no one seemed to be answering the phone but aside from that the...More

Thank Stvhales
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).