Yesterday we took "The Central Park Tour" lasting about 19 minutes, and it was fantastic... Keep an eye out for discounts & vouchers that you can find online or in promotions. We got about 35% off the listed price using a discount (plus a free photo each), which made the experience much better value for money.
Take lots of photos (and video) plus let the whole experience soak in... :)
The pier 6 helipad is large, and can house over a dozen helicopters at a time. The high speed of air coming off the blades is powerful, and can blow you around when getting on & off.
My mate was picked to sit upfront with the pilot, for uninterrupted and breath-taking views. It's harder to take photos sitting on either side in the back (and particularly sitting in the middle of a person on either side)... Perhaps try asking beforehand to sit in the front if you want the full experience, since there is no premium charged for any particular seat.
The windows in the back can be slid open to take photos through the gap, but this is windy and a bit cold (wear a sweater in the air).
New York is an awesome city to see from the sky - consider doing a flight in Fall (for the wonderful colour of the leaves) or in winter (when there's snow & many fewer people in the air).
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