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"Helicopter Flight Across Manhattan" Battery Park Tip by mollymoo0oo0

Battery Park, New York City: 98 reviews and 161 photos

A quick google search will bring up a number of helicopter flight companies... the one we chose seems to offer a competitive rate - around 50 USD - and certainly met our expectations.

We arrived for our flight on our first morning in NYC, and after a brief security check we waited for our flight. There were four passengers - as well as our friendly pilot, of course, providing our in-flight commentary for the 20 minutes journey... we flew above the Hudson River, and one of the first landmarks I saw was Ground Zero, which I hadn't expected, and left me thinking of the not-too-distant events of 911 which have impacted the city so symbolically. Next, onto the Statue of Liberty.... w0w, how tiny it appeared compared to it's representation in the US blockbuster movies we are so familiar with...

Our flight continued, as the helicopter turned and tilted, with fantastic views and great photo opportunities, all with a real buzz of flying in such a tiny craft.... if only we could have continued....

Address: Battery Park, State St. & Battery Pl., New York, NY
Directions: Take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green Station or the N/R to South Ferry Station
Phone: (212) 344-3491

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2007
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