What’s the Best Time for a Helicopter Tour Around the Big Apple

Jun 20, 2019 | Liberty, The Helicopter Company News & Events

There is no time like the present to go on an adventure, and a helicopter ride over NYC is one grand trip that you will never forget. While you can always find something to do in the Big Apple, you also want to plan your visit carefully to make sure that you maximize every moment. Since all of our visitors have different preferences for their tours, we offer you this guide to help you find the best time for your helicopter ride to create a truly magical moment.

Choose the Right Time of Day

Some people are early birds who love watching the sunrise over the harbor, and others would rather go on their adventure in the evening to top off a fun-filled day. The time of day also affects your ability to get great pictures. For instance, you may want to fly in the early afternoon hours if you plan to capture images of the Statue of Liberty in optimum sunlight.

Consider the Weather

Our pilots constantly monitor the weather because things such as wind speed and fog can change in an instant. However, if there is an issue with weather, please reach out to us and we will accommodate you. Please keep in mind, safety is our number 1 priority.

Pick a Certain Season

New York is filled with seasonal events that people flock from all over the world to see. While you can always brave the crowds to enjoy events such as the Macy’s Day parade, you can also enjoy a birds-eye view of special events from the sky. For instance, the view of holiday lights in the Big Apple is breathtakingly beautiful from our helicopter seats. It is also fun to enjoy watching the boats sail through the harbor during the warmer days of summer.

Fly to Celebrate a Special Occasion

One of our favorite things to discover is that our passengers are celebrating a special occasion. In fact, we specialize in offering in-air proposals. Feel free to book your private helicopter tour of New York. Visitors love to use our helicopters to celebrate a special moment. Whether you take your spouse out for an anniversary adventure or treat your child to a flight over their favorite sports arena for their birthday, you can bet that this is one special treat that no one will be expecting.

Plan an Unforgettable Business Trip

There are also times when you may not be traveling to New York for pure pleasure. Business trips happen all year long, and sitting in so many meetings may not leave you much time to enjoy one of the most historical cities in the United States. The good news is that our tours let you see more in a few hours than you could touring the city on foot. Since you can book these flights in advance, you can make your arrangements at the same time you plan the other parts of your business trip.


To put it simply, the best time to take a helicopter tour around NYC depends upon you. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions about the weather or any events surrounding your trip and we’ll help you make sure that your flight is scheduled for the absolute best time for making amazing memories.