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Top Helicopter Tours In Connecticut

September 21, 2013 8:00 AM

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Helicopter rides give a new perspective to the Connecticut you thought you knew. Choose your destination from either the shoreline, capital city, Long Island sound or New York City. Tours leave from locations across the state and provide an aerial view of the Constitution State and/or New York. Choose from a romantic trip for two or a gathering of friends for this amazing ride.

Air Ocean Aviation
120 Church St.
Yalesville, CT 06492
(203) 294-8800
www.airocean.com

Customize your helicopter ride to view Connecticut’s beautiful canvas. Fan-favorite destinations are the shoreline, autumn foliage, Long Island sound or New York City’s skyline. New York trips will give a unique aerial view of the Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island and Central Park. Capture memories of the Thimble Islands and submarines along Connecticut’s shore. Bring a camera and a flying companion to capture the memories. Air Ocean Aviation helicopter rides last one hour and 45 minutes with a cost of $450 per person when four people book the ride.

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Centennial Helicopters
Danbury Municipal Airport
53 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 798-9632
www.centennialhelicopters.com

Up to three passengers can enjoy aerial helicopter tours with Centennial Helicopters. Ride in style and comfort with the professional pilots. The company offers four tour options including Candlewood Lake, the Hudson River, the Connecticut shore and Manhattan. Each of the tour sights will leave lasting impressions of Connecticut and New York’s popular locations, but with a new view. The aerial tours of Candlewood Lake is a cost of $305, Hudson River or shoreline is $435 and Manhattan is $615. Tour cost is based on the tour itself, not the amount of passengers.

Hartford Helicopter Tours & Rides
Meriden, CT
(888) 519-3853
www.helicoptersoverhartford.com

Celebrate a special birthday or romantic anniversary with a bird’s eye view of Connecticut’s capital. Hartford Helicopter Tours & Rides can accommodate both small and large groups. It is the perfect opportunity to gather a group of your closest friends or family to experience this unique flight together. Depending on the aircraft, you will reach speeds up to 80-90 mph or 110-130 mph. Pack your camera to capture the scenic snapshots of Connecticut.

Connecticut Helicopter Charters
(800) 685-3719
www.connecticut-helicopter-charters.com

Take sightseeing to a new level. Not everyone can say that they’ve privately toured Connecticut from the sky. As the leaves begin to change this fall season, it is the perfect time of year to capture the scenic beauty of New England. Take flight with experienced pilots to see Connecticut from a new perspective. Even local residents will appreciate the aerial views. Connecticut Hartford Charters tours Hartford, Bridgeport or Norwich’s popular tourist attractions.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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