Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of tours with breathtaking views of the Smokies! Choose from 8 different flight packages to see a beautiful panorama of the Smoky Mountains, French Broad River, Douglas Dam Lake, Bluff Mountain, Chilhowee Mountain Range, historic downtown Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. These scenic tours are for those who love nature, as the views are beautiful!
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We did the helicopter rider to celebrate our one year old daughter.I would say helicopter is too small, and old relative to my other experiences, and the lake view did not feel like eight minutes ride . The crew was courteous and made us feel comfortable. Not much waiting, as we paid for the third seat.
My husband has been begging me to go on a helicopter ride every time we go to Florida but I refused because I am afraid of heights and have never even been on a plane. So, the day before we left I decided to surprise him and go. When we got in the helicopter the pilot introduced himself and asked where we were from. I explained to him I was terrified of heights and he explained everything to us like when he was gonna turn, descend and all that. He made the ride very enjoyable.
upper state south carolina
This was a fun experience. I only wish the longer rides were a little more affordable. I could see single rider costs, but when you have multiple riders I think the cost should reflect that since its only 1 flight. if there were 3 riders seems like they are double dipping on the cost of flight since each person pays the same amount. Great for a first time flyer is the $10 deal. you basically go up in the air, circle the building and land. its a great way to see if you want a longer ride. I have done rides before and loved them, my friend is scared of heights and I forced her to go. so we just went up then down. i had fun video taping her reaction and really didn't even get to see the ride much. Listen carefully to the instructions given. Be ready for your picture to be taken when you land. The entire staff was pleasant, informative, inviting and talkative. seemed genuinely interested in finding out about us and shared stuff about themselves as well. i will come back for a longer ride
Fort Wayne, Indiana
We have an awesome experience. Craig the pilot was great. We also loved Gavin the photo guy (plz call for Indiana girl) 260-573-6856 😜 Savanna was very great too.
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How many people do the helicopters at Scenic Helicopter Tours hold?
Our helicopter's hold either three (3) or four (4) passengers. We believe in quality rather than quantity, and our helicopters offer the best visibility with all seats facing forward.
How long do the flights last?
To get the times on the flights, you just cut the miles in half. So for example the River Island flight is 8 miles in distance, so the length is 4 minutes. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to flight time to fill out paperwork and ensure on-time flights.
Is there an age limit?
Not at all. Our youngest passenger was 20 days old and the oldest passenger we know of was 102 years old, so if you're in between those ages you are good to go. If you're older or younger, please let us know so we can make note. Children less than 24 months are free.
Can handicapped people take a flight?
Absolutely! One of our biggest thrills is to enable those who cannot hike the back country trails to still enjoy the beauty of our area.
Do you fly over waterfalls?
No, not any longer. The reason is, that most of the waterfalls in the park are very popular destinations for hikers and in order to see them from the helicopter we have to get very low over them. We decided years ago to discontinue this for the hiker's enjoyment of natural quiet, besides the park offers many other awesome views that are virtually untouched by human feet.
Can we take pictures/video from the helicopter during our Scenic Helicopter Tour?
Yes. In fact, it is highly recommended.
Where is Scenic Helicopter Tours located?
The physical location is 1949 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville.
Is there a weight limit?
Yes. In one of our aircraft we have a per seat limit of 300lbs.
Can pets come along for the ride?
No. FAA regulations do not allow us to accommodate animals.
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