What to Bring on a Helicopter Tour

February 25, 2016
helicopter ride nyA helicopter tour is an exciting way to see many of the famous landmarks in New York City. In order to get the most enjoyment out of your flight, you should be sure to dress appropriately and bring along some important items.
Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a light jacket in spring or fall, and a coat, hat, and gloves in the winter. Temperatures can change quickly high up in the air. Wear secure shoes, rather than sandals or flip-flops. Do not wear a hat, visor, scarf, bandanna, or headband. If you have long hair, tie it back or braid it. Do not wear a necklace or bracelet. Any loose objects can get blown into the rotors and cause damage to the helicopter.
The amount of weight on board affects how the helicopter handles. Do not bring a bag, purse, or backpack on your helicopter tour.
You will probably want to bring a camera to capture the breathtaking views of New York from the air. Your camera should have a strap to secure it to your wrist or around your neck. Do not bring a camera bag or case. You might want to bring a pair of binoculars.
Helicopters are noisy. You might want to bring a set of ear plugs or noise-canceling headphones.
A helicopter flight creates a lot of motion and vibration that can cause motion sickness for some people. If you are prone to motion sickness, bring some over-the-counter or prescription medication.
Being prepared can help you relax and enjoy your flight. If you are interested in booking a helicopter tour of New York City, contact Helicopter Flight Services today to make your reservations.