I did this a number of times for work. The trick is that only me and another guy in my class had the nuts to apply for this job (the helicopter thing was part of the job posting) and I won the competition.
The experience will vary with the pilot…some are boring, others are fun. :) 2 months ago
How I did it: I planned and booked a helicopter ride in advance with a helicopter company in manhattan. It was like a month in advance. It was for my birthday to go in the helicopter. The weather was not cooperating. It was raining and wasn't sure we would be allowed up but it cleared up enough to go and we got to go up. Would have liked it to be a sunnier day but still was pretty cool seeing manhattan and getting to do it. :-) Read how I did it… 5 months ago
I have booked my helicopter tour. Its a deluxe helicopter tour in manhattan! Yay :-) I hope its nice weather that day. Its on November 7th. My 40th Birthday…. Its a 30 minute tour. It should be awesome…
A friend is going to come with me also. Maybe Ill make a day of it and do the tour and do dinner. 6 months ago
Finally did it! I was surprisingly nervous about it (I’m not scared of heights so I’m not sure what precisely was making me uneasy) but it was really good. Only trouble was it was just a 10 minute flight, which wasn’t long enough! I would say if you have the option, spend more money and go for a longer tour, it’s worth it. 6 months ago
It’s tomorrow! Keep your fingers crossed for me that it doesn’t get cancelled again! 6 months ago
Im looking into helicopter rides in manhattan. I hope to do this within the next month or two. 6 months ago
I was literally seconds away from getting a surprise ride on a film crew helicopter when the damn thing broke and they had to fly it back to base. Garn darn it. 7 months ago
My helicopter flight was meant to be tomorrow. So we’ve had fantastic weather for three weeks.
My helicopter flight is booked for the day when the weather breaks and we have storms.
This sucks. 9 months ago