You’ve booked a helicopter tour of the city, with fabulous views of the breathtaking New York skyline in your path. You may be wondering what to capture to make these beautiful photos last a lifetime. HeliNY tours are the perfect opportunity to capture pictures of historic landmarks, astounding architecture, and phenomenal sights. But what exactly should you photograph on your HeliNY ride? Photograph any sights that speak to your heart; here are some of our favorite suggestions.
Historical landmarks. Shots of Ellis Island, a place where millions of immigrants landed to start their lives anew, can be taken to show a glimpse of our country’s history and even the history of one’s family. In fact, an estimated 40% of all U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to this very island. To connect with this newfound freedom is the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France devoted to the people of our country. Two historic landmarks that represent lasting independence can be captured with the push of a button.
Architecture. You will fly by the Empire State Building, a profound architectural skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan, that illuminates the New York skyline. The drawings for the skyscraper were completed in just two weeks, but it has embellished the New York night’s sky for decades. You will also view One World Trade Center, which serves as both a remembrance of our past and a light for our future.
Bridges. Capture the routes that bring New York together. The George Washington Bridge, illuminated at night, is the busiest motor vehicle bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge was built over a century ago, making it one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country.
The Ultimate Tour is the longest tour (thirty minutes) and includes all sights of historical landmarks, skyscrapers, bridges, parks, stadiums, and the New York Metro Area. But all NYC helicopter tours guarantee beautiful views that can be photographed to create pictures that will last forever.