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Scenic Helicopter Tours in Pigeon Forge, TN

1965 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863  
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Overview

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!

Highlights

  • The pilots are very knowledgeable about local history and will keep you informed throughout your entire flight.
  • Flying since 1972.
  • Breathtaking views of Smokies.
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Good To Know

  • Bring a camera.
  • Wear darker clothes for better photos.
  • 3 or 4 passengers per flight.
  • Great for all ages.
  • Souvenir photos available.
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Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of tours with breathtaking views of the Smokies! Open 9AM - Sunset daily. No weight limit. Our facilities are Handicap accessible. We can accommodate up to 6 passengers at a time. Scenic Helicopter Tours is one of the only Helicopter operators allowed to fly into the Great Smoky Mountains National park.

Upsey Downsy: The name says it all! You will climb to about 500 feet and circle our heliport "Just to get the feel of a helicopter" WE RECOMMEND THE NEXT FLIGHT UP- For a much better value and experience.

Mountain and River View: This flight takes you over the French Broad River and roling hills of Sevier County, from 1200 feet you will see a beautiful panorama of the Great Smoky Mountains. This flight covers 8 Miles.

Douglas Lake Flight: At 1500 feet above the ground, this flight will extend along the French Broad River toward the Douglas Dam Lake area with lots of scenery. 12 miles/flight time about 6 minutes.

Foothills or Extended Lake Flight: You pick on this option- We can fly you out further along the rolling farmland and Douglas Lake area or out toward the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Flight Path is 16 Miles

Mounain Valley Flight: As you depart from the heliport toward the lower foothills and lots of undeveloped mountains and Bluff Mountain, you’ll be amazed at the view of the Smoky Mountains. 24 miles/Flight time about 12 minutes.

The Ridge Runner: This is a newly named "classic" over the Chilhowee Mountain Range. You wil fly over the lessor developed areas. Historic downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge can been seen off in the distance, but mountains, ridges and valley are the highlight of this flight.

Gatlinburg Mountain Tour: You will soar high above the foothills and lots of undeveloped mountains. This flight offers views of Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge too. A breathtaking experience! 36 miles/flight time about 18 minutes.

National Park Flight: This flight is perfect for those who love nature as the views are beautiful. This flight covers historic downtown Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before it enters the Great Smoky Mountains National Park over deep valleys and high mountains and shows the heart of the Tennessee side of the park. 50 miles/Flight time about 25 minutes.

All flight routes are weather permitting.
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Diana S

Toledo, Ohio, United States

"Just do it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 29, 2016 NEW

Very nice! Excellent customer service and the experience incredible! Just do it! The pilot was smooth and the views magnificent. You will not regret the time or the money spent.

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Samantha H


"Best part of our trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 29, 2016 NEW

Everything was perfect. I called early in the day to book an appointment and was able to snag a sunset tour (its NO extra cost...DO IT) They reserved my spot over the phone and it was very quick and straight forward. It was my husband and my first time on a helicopter. I was not nervous at all. They made us feel very comfortable and timed the tour perfectly to the sunset. It was a perfect ride with AMAZING views. We did the Wears Valley tour. Our pilot was very nice and informative. Customer service was A+ and we would definitely go back!

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Jio P

Washington DC, District of Columbia

"WOW!!!!!!!!! THE VIEWS!!!!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 28, 2016 NEW

We have been coming here for years on our way to space camp from the DC area. They got a new chopper that seats seven with bubble windows so you can take better pictures or get a better view!!!!!!! Our pilot was smooth as silk and we saw a bald eagle!!!!!

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crickett78


"Fun Time!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 28, 2016 NEW

This was our first time on a helicopter Ride and I have to say what an amazing experience! I was a little nervous going in but the staff were fantastic, super friendly and helpful. Our pilot Graham, Boarding Attendant Matt and sweet helpful Annie truly made our experience one of a kind! I highly recommend if you want to walk away with joyful and happy memories!

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Julz W


"Fly Scenic, awesome experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2016 NEW

It was first time I visited Tennessee and first time on a helicopter. I would certainly do it again and with Scenic tours. Travis was our pilot, he was very friendly and interactive. Savannah was the boarding attendant, extremely personable. All the staff were great.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic Helicopter Tours

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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