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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This was my first time in a helicopter and I must say it won't be my last! Our Pilot was great and knowledgeable, she was very good keeping our fear of flying in check. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I thought it would be a little longer for the price that we paid. We chose the National Park tour, I would suggest that you ask either when you book or call to find out how long the tour is so your not disappointed. Happy flying!
We flew on June 17th. Our pilot Tommy was awesome! He pointed out things of interest and made my teenage daughter very comfortable the whole time because she was very nervous. We will definitely fly with them again the next time we make it to Tennessee! Our attendant Isaac explained everything in great detail and took great pictures. We had booked a party of 4 and our fourth person refused to get on and they were very nice and comped us the cost of her ticket in free pictures!
We thought it would be a great way to see The Smokies,Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg. It was. People we very friendly,knowledgeable, and accommodating. Loved our Pilot...Shannon. Thank you all. Made it a memorable trip. Would like to do again,definitely. Don't skip this adventure!
My husband proposed with the help of Scenic Helicopter tours! The staff was amazing and made the whole experience that much more wonderful!
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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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