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    Essential Helicopter Safety Tips

    Last updated 2 days 14 hours ago

    Taking a helicopter tour can be a very exciting experience. However, flight can be dangerous if you do not practice the proper safety precautions and procedures. Watch this video to learn about the essential helicopter safety tips.

    When it comes to helicopter tours, it is important to strictly adhere to safety procedures. Never board a helicopter without the proper personal protective equipment; this includes fire resistant clothing, leather boots and gloves, and protection for your eyes and ears. Any debris near the landing area should be removed so that it is not blown around upon arrival of the helicopter. Be aware of the location of any emergency exits as well as first aid and survival kits.

    Wings Air is a New York City based helicopter tour and flight training service. We also specialize in aerial photography as well as aerial film production. You can find out more information about our services by visiting our website or giving us a call at (866) 983-0188.

    Exploring the Advantages of Flying Private

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Many people experience some level of anxiety when it comes to traveling via airplane. This could be due to a general fear of flying, or the dread of dealing with the stress that is often encountered in busy airports. Fortunately, chartering a private aircraft is a very different and more positive experience. Keep reading to explore a few of the advantages of flying private.

    Personalized
    A typical airport experience involves long wait in different lines, extensive security checks, and, sometimes, the difficulty of finding your terminal. With a private charter, on the other hand, the process is much more seamless and personalized. Private flyers usually enjoy free parking at secure lots, and their transport drivers will help them load their own belongings into the helicopter. Flyers present their identification to the captains themselves, skipping the uncomfortable and invasive process of security wands and X-ray machines.  

    Straightforward
    Although airports and commercial airlines have a tendency to present confusing information at times, private travel is much more straightforward. There are no layovers or changes once you lift off, so you can rest assured that you will be getting exactly where you need to go. If you are running behind schedule, your private aircraft will even wait for you before departure.  

    Stress Free
    Among the most important advantages of private flying is the efficiency of operations. Knowing that everything will go according to plan and that you will not be met with any surprises can significantly reduce the stress that you may feel when it comes to air travel.

    If you would like to know more about chartering a private aircraft, feel free to call Wings Air at (866) 983-0188. We are happy to serve the New York City area with helicopter rentals, tours and flight training, and we also offer aerial photography and film production. Find out more about our helicopter services by visiting our website today.

    What Can You Expect from Your First Flight Lesson?

    Last updated 24 days ago

    If you have dreamt of soaring the skies in an aircraft of your own, you must start with introductory flight lessons. Helicopter flight training can help to mold you into a capable pilot who can realize that very dream. Continue reading to find out what you can expect from your first helicopter flight lesson.

    Ground Briefing
    Before stepping foot in a helicopter, it is imperative that you understand a number of different concepts. When you arrive for your first flight lesson, you will begin with a ground briefing that will last for about 30 minutes. During this time your instructor will go over the technique that should be employed while flying as well as the controls that will be used. You will also be reminded of the proper safety precautions and procedures that must be implemented in order to ensure a safe and successful flight.

    One-on-One Education
    After you have gone over the controls and technique as well as safety procedures, the next step is to gain practical experience inside the helicopter. Depending on the lesson you choose, this discovery flight will last for 30 to 60 minutes; also depending on the lesson, you may be able to bring up to two friends or family members to be a part of the experience. Throughout the flight you will work directly with your flight instructor, and you will be the only student on board. With this dynamic in place, your instructor can allow you to control the helicopter under proper supervision to ensure the safety of all passengers.

    Memories
    Helicopter flight training can be incredibly fulfilling and exciting—so much so that you may get caught up in the moment during your first few flights. Fortunately, Wings Air equips its training helicopters with high definition video cameras so that you can have a permanent memento of your introductory flight experience.

    For more information on helicopter training, contact Wings Air or visit our website. We are a professional helicopter flight school and commercial operator, also offering scenic tours, aerial photography and video production in the New York City area. Call us at (866) 983-0188 to learn more about our helicopter flight training. 

    Check Out Our Christmas Lights Helicopter Tour

    Last updated 1 month ago

    New York City is a beautiful place no matter what time of year it is, but it is at its best during Christmastime. If you’re searching for the ideal way to see all of the holiday lights strung up throughout NYC, Wings Air has the perfect solution.

    During the holiday season, Wings Air Helicopter offers New York Christmas Lights Helicopter Tours for two. These 30-minute helicopter tours allow you to take in the stunning beauty of New York at Christmas, when the chilly weather and wonderful decorations combine to create a true winter wonderland. Contact us today to find out more about our New York Christmas Lights Helicopter Tours, or to learn about our helicopter charter services.

    The Christmas Gift Guide by Wings Air

    Last updated 1 month ago

    This Christmas give the gift of flight! Helicopters are wonderfully versatile machines guaranteed to impress even those who may not be so much into flying.

    At Wings Air we offer a wide variety of helicopter services from flight lessons to sightseeing tours so everyone can find their best match. We also offer open-ended gift certificates that can be applied to any flight and are valid for one year.

    If you're still searching for the perfect Christmas gift, here are some pointers!

    FOR HIM

    Introductory Helicopter Piloting Experience on Robinson R22 or R44 Helicopter

    Duration: 60-90 minutes

    Price range $210-$575

    Let him feel like he's in control with this private helicopter piloting experience! No prior flying experience is required since each lesson begins with a 30-minute ground briefing covering helicopter controls, flying technique and safety procedures. Lessons are offered in 2-seat and 4-seat aircraft so you have the option to hop in the back seat and watch him fly the helicopter (additional fee and weight limitations apply).

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    Introductory Helicopter Piloting Experience on Turbine Helicopter

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Price $450

    If he's a speed demon, he's going to love getting his hands on a powerful turbine helicopter like the AS350 or MD600 with average cruising speeds of 100 knots. The experience begins with a 30-minute ground briefing given by a seasoned helicopter pilot, followed by an approx. 20-minute supervised flight over Westchester with views of the Manhattan Skyline in the distance. Bring additional passengers for $45 per person.

    Call (914) 361-4674 to Purchase

     

    FOR HER

    Romantic Night Helicopter over New York for Two

    Duration: 30-45 minutes

    Price range: $450-$625

    She may have done sightseeing in the city that never sleeps but not like this! Dazzle her with a romantic, private flight over the iconic Manhattan Skyline to get a close-up view of Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower and wave to Lady Liberty. Toast with champagne after you land!

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    Are you looking for something not listed here? Contact us to discuss custom projects! (914) 202-3440 or info@wingsairhelicopters.com

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