The delight of flying above it all is priceless, but we’ve got tours for every budget
Explore our tour categories with pricing below. Further down are also additional options that may be purchased during your reservation (options also available the day of your flight). Note that some options such as doors-off flight require advanced notice or may not be able to accommodate under certain circumstances.
- One flat-rate price for all
A 5-minute, unnarrated trip around the airport traffic pattern, providing just enough fun that you’ll ask for more
- Distance: Local Airport
- Favorite Sights: Rolling farmland, Ithaca Airport, Cayuga Lake
Classic Tours*Best Value*
Individual and private tour price $199 per person. Groups of 2+ fly for $149 each!
Our Classics balance a packed sightseeing profile with just the right amount of helicopter fun at the best value
- Distance: 25 miles
- Favorite Sights: Taughannock Falls, Cayuga Lake Valley, Downtown Ithaca, Cornell University
- -Private Tour Option
- -Group and Family Friendly
- -Finger Lakes History
- -Personally narrated by your pilot
Individual and private tour price $398 per person. Groups of 2+ fly for $298 each!
Tours for those wanting a more immersive excursion plus a more individualized experience up to twice as long as our Classic Tours!
- Distance: Routes up to 50 miles long (within 25mi radius of Ithaca Airport)
- Favorite Sights: Watkins Glen and raceway, Vineyards, Seneca and Cayuga Lakes
- Features: All “classic tour” options available
- -Individualized and flexible tour
- -Off-route excursions
- -Additional flight time extensions available
Additional Tour Options
Are you the type of person that loves to enjoy the great outdoors in solitude? We offer a one-on-one option with our pilots. You get his/her personal attention and extra space in our cabin to stretch out without anyone else on board. The experience becomes a little more individualized and we can cater to special requests. Likewise, groups of 2 who don’t want a third person (possibly a stranger) getting lumped in with their group are welcome to purchase this upgrade as well.
Cost: Each person pays the full / undiscounted group rate for the tour ($199 ea. for classic tours, $398 ea. for premium tours)
If you or your group desire to go off the beaten path we have an option to add a little more customizing to your tour. For a flat fee you can add up to 10 additional minutes to the flight to visit your favorite landmark or see something specific. Please note that pilot discretion determines if your excursion is viable or not. Of course you will not be charged if we cannot fulfill your upgrade for some reason.
Cost: Flat $100 for the entire group, up to 10min customized deviation from normal tour route
Ever wanted to feel the rushing wind of a helicopter in flight with the doors open? This is your chance to look just like in the movies! The procedure is simple for us to set up, but typically we do require advance notice of this request.
Cost: Flat $50 for the entire group
Sometimes, when the clouds are low, winds are gusting or visibility is poor (or other meteorological conditions) we are unable to fly and may be forced to reschedule your tour. It does happen in aviation, unfortunately. We understand that the non-refundable deposit may put some groups in a tight position when they are visiting from out of the country or are otherwise unable to reschedule. If you are concerned about being unable to reschedule a tour and not getting your deposit back we would recommend purchasing our weather insurance option. It’s a great way to guarantee a complete refund (including the deposit, credit card fees excluded), no questions asked! Learn more about how it works.
Cost: $50 per reservation. Weather Insurance holds your deposit in a “refundable” status allowing us to give you a complete refund if we cancel for weather.
Not finding a tour option that fits the bill? We do offer completely customizable tours that start at $500 per person. These tours can be configured virtually to any liking with premium options.
- Description: Uniquely curated aerial adventures for those who want their own kind of journey
- Distance: Completely customizable (Up to 2 hours of flight time)
- Custom routes featuring your favorite landmarks
- Explore sights unseen including the state parks from high on up
- Perfect for marriage proposals and other big moments
- Doors-off flight and other special options
If you are interested, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your needs.