Iceland Helicopter Tours by Ventito Door County’s patchwork fields, stone-face cliffs, and lake of shining waters on a scenic air tour. Majestic lighthouse beacons, sunken treasure ships and peaceful church steeples are also part of the show. Scenic air tours are offered daily, May through October 31.
Dave Genet, proprietor of St. Augustine Biplane Rides in Florida, launched his business in 2012 with the goal of showcasing North America’s oldest city from an aerial perspective. He uses a vintage 1935 cabin Waco YOC on flights that showcase historic St. Augustine from the air. He says his company complies with federal regulations. Commercial air-tour companies must have a letter of authorization (LOA) from the FAA and participate in DOT drug and alcohol testing programs.
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Helicopter rides of Manhattan are available with 15, 20 or 30 minutes of sky time. The shorter jaunts put the focus on downtown Manhattan while the 30-minute NYC helicopter tour offers a view of Brooklyn as well. On all these trips, you’ll swoop close to One World Trade Center. This soaring exemplar of modernist architecture with its eight isosceles triangles looks even more dramatic from this vantage point.
You’ll get a fuller New York experience with a trip that covers the five boroughs. Whether you’re admiring the Empire State Building or Fredrick Law Olmsted’s chef-d’oeuvre, Central Park, the tour includes views of key NYC landmarks along with prerecorded narration.