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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Charleston, West Virginia
This was my first ride in a helicopter. The staff was great! They answered all our questions and provided insight on each of the tours to help us better decide which one we wanted to take. The views were fabulous and our pilot gave a lot of facts and information about the area we were touring which helped to make the trip an even better experience. I would recommend this experience. I am ready to go again!
We took the extended lake tour while on our honeymoon, it was amazing! Alex helped us get ready for the ride and Travis was our pilot. Both were friendly and experienced.
We bought the Wears Valley tour and we were not disappointed. A tip-if you go to the ticketing center tickets are $10-$15 cheaper than online booking. There are many different tours to choose from. There are ones that last from $8-2 hours+ and the prices vary darastically. The ladies at the ticketing center are very helpful. They helped my boyfriend and I pick the perfect tour and described their faves as we had never flown on a copter before. They have 5 helicopters and are constantly going it's a sight to see. The actual flight was great! It was 18min and our pilot Tommy was very personable! He was very informative and funny and made the flight worthwhile. You can buy headsets so you can headsets you can talk to the pilot and each other-they are totally worth it! Great experience!!!!!
Our pilot was John knew the area well and was very informative. Our boarding attendants was Craig and Alex both was very professional and nice. We had a great experience. I would recommend them.
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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.