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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

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Address: 6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
Phone Number: +1 866-947-6837
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Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly...

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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50th birthday

We had the 12 min tour of New York... we booked it for 6.30. Had a fantastic time.. well worth the money.. staff were professional and felt completely safe.. our pilot Ralph was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Nicky L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the 12 min tour of New York... we booked it for 6.30. Had a fantastic time.. well worth the money.. staff were professional and felt completely safe.. our pilot Ralph was very funny and we felt we were in good hands.. not pushy with photos videos etc ... a great experience ..

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This experience is not cheap, particularly for a family of 4. But what a fantastic experience it is. The views from the helicopter are unbelievable. Our helicopter carried 6 people. My son having the best seat alongside the pilot. A very professional outfit, the pilot we had was brilliant we some good information about the views as we flew. Our... More 

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth doing and the fact we used a groupon voucher we got the photo for free which saves some money, it's definitely worth getting the 18/20 mintute helicopter ride as its over so quickly but worth every penny, we were so blessed to go this Saturday as the weather was gorgeous for November, Dave the pilot was ever so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone did a great job... Make sure to ask for Santiago, he will really take good care of you! He made sure my son had a great time! Thanks again....

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the most amazing experience flying with zip aviation, piloted by the Irish Charmer Andrew Woods. My friend and I travelled separately and had the best seats in the house, next to the pilot Andrew. We obviously were on different flights. We would thoroughly recommend a helicopter flight it is without doubt the best way to see New York.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this tour with two 13 year olds and my husband, so glad we did. Just a fantastic way to see the city. They run a top notch operation. It's safe, efficient and the people could not be more friendly and nice. Even doing a very touristy thing we were made to feel welcomed and apricited, not taken advantage of,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister is crazy about New York City and never stops talking about her times there but I myself hadn't been until recently. As a surprise and without telling me, she had booked a helicopter tour of the city for the two of us. A very generous thought indeed but I was very nervous to do it for myself.....or at... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, I absolutely recommend seeing NYC by air, it's simply breathtaking. Autumn, our pilot, was great, funny, informative and a smooth flyer. The ZIP staff on the other hand were poor. We were pulled in by the street sales people, promising we would fly in an hour. These guys don't tell you about the $30 helipad fee before you're... More 

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Zip M, Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this review

Hello Jordan, We are sorry you weren't completely satisfied with our services. After reading your feedback, I spoke to the Operation Manager on duty on the day of your flight. All passengers are required to arrive at the heliport 45 minutes prior to their flight, to complete the check-in and safety procedures. Since we offer 3 different types of tours,... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As many other reviews state, the helicopter tour around manhattan was incredible and our pilot Autumn was fantastic. However, I suggest if you don't want to be sat waiting for hours and being spoken to like an idiot, go with a different company. We arrived at 10.15am for an 11.00am flight (as they requested for security reasons to arrive 45mins... More 

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Gex, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Company well organised, and professionnal. Security first. We are accompigned from beginning to end of tour by someone from the compagny, telling us what to do , how to do it. We felt very much secured. Flight was fantastic and even if we were 6 people in the helicopter, everyone could easily see and take pictures.

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