NYC Helicopter Tours

An Unforgettable way to Experience New York City’s Finest Attractions

There’s nothing quite like a skyline view of one of America’s most iconic and impressive cities: NYC. At Garden State Helicopters we know a thing or two about creating a safe and unforgettable experience for our clients.
We rank among the most experienced and well-recognized helicopter sightseeing and charter service providers in the greater Garden State and surrounding areas.

A Bird’s Eye View

From NYC to Manhattan, New York is home to the type of cities that truly make America great. Full of rich culture, delectable cuisine and impressive architecture.
And while most tourists follow the beaten path filled with parks, shopping and the hustle and bustle of city life, few get the opportunity to view the city from an aerial perspective.
From the safety and comfort of our choppers you will experience NYC like never before, and will have an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
From booking to liftoff, you’ll be inspired by the beauty and aerial majesty of the skies above and lights below.
To describe the experience in words would do nothing more of falling short of the breathtaking wonders of the friendly New York skies. This is simply an adventure that you MUST experience to fully appreciate and understand. We promise, you’ll thank us that you made the leap of faith.

Budget Friendly Tourist Packages

Once a luxury only for the “ultra-rich”, at Garden State Helicopters we’ve worked hard to make helicopter tours both accessible and affordable for individuals, couples and families alike.
Have a specific excursion, activity or special occasion in mind? Contact our service team to have a custom package put together that is as friendly on your wallet as the smiles on our staff’s faces.
On a tight timeframe and need a fast and efficient tour? Ready to take the whole afternoon off and make a real day of it? No matter what your schedule or plans, we can make it work. From short 15 minute fly by tours, to 25-min or longer excursions we’ve got you covered.

The Best of NYC

Each of our helicopter tours have been carefully mapped out and designed to highlight the very best that New York City has to offer. We aim to dazzle and delight with every takeoff from our helio pads. From classical and iconic architecture to majestic parks, our tours cover it all.

Unbeatable Service

We aim to please, and take pride in the reputation we’ve built up over the years as a friendly, accommodating and “customer first” helicopter tour provider.
From your first experience booking with us, to customizing your tour, and take off to landing, we’re here to make sure you are comfortable and having an enjoyable experience.

Unparalleled Safety and Performance

With a solid track record of safety and performance, you can rest assured that you and your loved ones are in qualified, experienced and good hands.
We have a steadfast commitment to ensuring our helicopters are properly serviced, maintained and that our pilots are among the most experienced and well qualified in all of the state.

Tours & Photo Flights


You aren’t alive until you have seen New York City from the sky! See the city that never sleeps from a helicopter is like floating through a fantasy that never ends. If you are on vacation from another state, or if you have been a New Yorker for years, isn’t it time you experienced the view of a lifetime? At the same time you can check off the helicopter ride box in your bucket list. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Tour & Photo Flight Offerings

• The NYC Tour departs Lincoln Park airport and flies over MetLife Stadium (home of the Giants and Jets) on its way into NYC. We enter the Hudson River corridor south of the George Washington Bridge and head south along the NJ coastline, providing views of Hoboken, Colgate Clock, downtown Jersey City and Ellis Island. We then loop the Statue of Liberty and fly northbound up the Hudson seeing downtown NYC including Freedom Tower, Battery Park, 9/11 Memorial, Chelsea Piers and the Intrepid before heading back to Lincoln Park.
• The Highlands Tour provides stunning aerial views of the mountains and lakes of the NJ Highlands as well as Montclair University, Great Falls of Paterson, Meadowlands sports complex and Montclair Country Club. Passengers will see the NYC skyline, but the tour does not reach Manhattan.

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Flight Training


Garden State Helicopters is a helicopter flight training facility that focuses on quality over quantity, we dedicate our resources to each individual student to create an environment that places emphasis on not only remembering lesson content, but also truly understanding the intricacies of aviation. We are passionate about aviation and would like to share that same love for flight with all of our students. Garden State Helicopters provides flight training ranging from entry level private pilot training, to rotorcraft add-on ratings for fixed wing pilots that are looking to experience helicopters, all the way to an A through Z professional pilot track.

Flight Training Offerings

• Introductory Flight Lessons
• Private Pilot Rating
• Private Pilot Add-On For Fixed Wing Pilots
• Commercial Pilot Rating
• Commercial Pilot Add-On For Fixed Wing Pilots
• Certified Flight Instructor Rating

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Our Fleet

Robinson R22 Beta II & R44 Raven II

The Robinson R44’s aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. A low tail-rotor tip speed, newly designed muffler and large cambered tail reduce flyover noise.Raven II helicopters are powered by Lycoming’s IO-540 fuel injected engine. The IO-540 delivers better altitude performance, increased payload and eliminates the need for carburetor heat. The ideal platform for Photography, Tours and Training.


The Robinson R22 Beta II incorporates a Lycoming O-360 four-cylinder, carburetor-equipped engine fueled with 100L grade aviation gasoline. This 145 hp engine is derated to 131 hp for five minutes at takeoff and 124 hp for continuous operation. A powerful engine, a lightweight steel-tube airframe, and aerodynamic shape gives the R22 a cruise speed of up to 90 kts and an average fuel consumption of only 7-10 gallons per hour. The R22 seats two adults and occupants have panoramic views due to R22′s large windows.

About Garden State Helicopters

img Convenient Location We're located roughly thirty-five minutes away from Manhattan!

img Ideal Airspace for Training Located on the outskirts of the Class Bravo and at a non-towered field means more time for training and flight.

img Non-Towered Field With less traffic and no tower to contend with you can focus on your training.

img Most Modern Fleet Our fleet is the newest in the tristate area, ensuring you're flying the freshest aircraft!

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Why Lincoln Park Airport

Our local flight school is the premier training resource for pilots in New York and New Jersey, offering flight training, tours, and photo flights. We are located at the Lincoln Park Airport, for your convenience. A short drive from major cities, like New York, we provide in-depth, hands-on training close to home. Our field is non-towered ensuring that you spend less time waiting for traffic and more time in the air!

Garden State Helicopters
425 Beaver Brook Road, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Tel: (862) 200 0785
Hours: By Appointment Only


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