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    Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

    After taking off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport, you will fly over Governor's Island, a former Revolutionary US Army post, and the birthplace of New York. Next you will come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, which has become synonymous with America's most fundamental value, freedom. Don't forget to pack your camera for unique shots of this famous landmark!

    Next your pilot will guide your state-of-the-art helicopter past the humbling site of Ground Zero, before heading up the Hudson River alongside two magnificent feats of civil engineering: the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.

    Fly over Central Park, check out the George Washington Bridge from above and enjoy amazing views of bustling Times Square and the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Catch a glimpse of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid and hover over the most passed-through point in the history of immigration, Ellis Island. You'll be able to see it all without battling the crowds on this New York City helicopter tour!

    This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
    Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

    6 East River Piers, New York

    • Witness the spectacular Manhattan skyline from above, aboard a helicopter
    • Fly over Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Ground Zero, and even along the Hudson River
    • See all of these sites without battling through crowds
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    Beginner Hang Gliding

    Get ready to soar off into blue skies and green horizons! This introductory class will give you a first taste of what hang gliding is all about. You'll start off in a simulator to get a feel of what it's like to speed up, turn, and land a hang glider. As you learn to hold, balance, and run with the glider, you will gradually progress towards taking flight from a small hill. This will be an important part of working your way up to more difficult, exciting, and inspiring hang gliding. Come and experience the closest thing to human flight!
    Beginner Hang Gliding

    77 Hang Glider Rd, Ellenville

    • Embark on a hang gliding journey and learn the basics of this thrilling and adventurous activity
    • Practice in a simulator before working your way up to full flight
    • Build a strong foundation by starting off small with basic turns and landing techniques
    • Learn what it feels like to soar through the sky and see the world from a new angle as you hang glide
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    Three Way in the Sky: Helicopter, Plane, and Skydiving

    Looking to start living like a real-life action hero? Trade the beach for a helicopter ride. Trade the bar for a airplane flight lesson. Trade the Golden Girls reruns for a tandem skydive jump. And do it all in one day. It all begins with a low-altitude whirlybird flight from Manhattan to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, Long Island. Then, pair up with a teammate, and an FAA-certified instructor, and take your place behind the controls of a Piper Warrior aircraft! Airborne, you'll handle 80% of the flying as you make your way to Calderton. Communicate with your instructor via headset to get instructions on various maneuvers, and perform daring aerial feats to score points for your team! Arrive in Calderton for a briefing on the essentials of tandem skydiving. Then take the plunge from 13,500 feet. Reach free-fall speeds as you plummet towards the ground, before your parachute is deployed and you continue your descent for a gentle landing. Afterwards, it's back aboard the Piper Warrior for a return trip to Republic Airport. This time, your teammate will take the controls. Cheer them on, because upon landing, your points will be tallied and ranked against other participants to see who’s up to snuff in the daring-do department. Win or lose, this adventure ought to leave you feeling on cloud nine, long after you descend from the sky. But just in case you’re not quite ready to call it a day, a return helicopter trip should provide a fitting hero’s return to the city!
    Three Way in the Sky: Helicopter, Plane, and Skydiving

    8100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

    • Enjoy a helicopter ride to Republic Airport, and a return trip later in the day
    • Learn the basics of airplane flight with a lesson in the skies over Long Island
    • Jump from a plane at 13,500 feet and parachute to the ground
    • Treat yourself to three incredible experiences all in the course of one day
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    Flight Instruction For Two with Dinner

    Wanna win your place as the wind beneath someone’s wings? Forget dinner and a movie. Dinner and a flight lesson is your ticket to everlasting smooches! You and your sweetie will enjoy a lengthy 2-hour flight lesson. That’s 45-minutes to an 1-hour of flight time for each of you, which means no fighting over who gets to fly. Of course, in this case three is a comfort. While you'll handle the controls for most of the experience, you'll be accompanied on your educational excursion by a knowledgeable flight instructor, and connected throughout via headset. Halfway through, you'll even land at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut for a romantic dinner at 121 Restaurant before soaring back to Long Island! Just try not to be a backseat flyer. Otherwise, you might also get a lesson in skydiving.
    Flight Instruction For Two with Dinner

    8100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

    • Take to the skies for a fun-filled flight instruction experience for two
    • Handle the bulk of the flying under an experienced instructor’s guidance
    • Land in Connecticut for a romantic dinner at the 121 Restaurant
    • Plan an innovative experience for you and your significant other
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    First Flight Adventure

    Tired of living with both feet firmly planted on the ground? Dream big with this soaring flight of fancy! Climb aboard a small aircraft for a 1-hour learning session. While you'll be supported by a knowledgeable flight instructor, this innovative first-timer’s experience lets you man the stick for the duration. Develop an understanding of the terms, protocol, and equipment. You'll be connected throughout via headset for clear cut, 1-on-1 instruction. You can even choose between a flight over Long Island’s Gold Coast, or the Great South Bay. Both offer the picturesque scenery and are the perfect backdrop for an uplifting adventure. When it's finally time to return to earth, you'll receive a ticket to Cradle of Aviation Museum, and an invitation to continue your training at Ventura. Mementos of the experience are also gifted, including a pilot’s logbook of your adventure, a photograph of you in pilot mode, and a certificate to prove your daring … All of which should come in quite handy for the endless bragging that’ll transpire soon after!
    First Flight Adventure

    8100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

    • Take to the skies with a flight instruction experience for novices
    • Handle the bulk of the flying under an experienced instructor’s guidance
    • Get acclimated to the controls and instruments, and learn about flight protocol
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Long Island area with a choice of route
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    Paragliding - Beginners

    Looking for a new sport that will give you a top notch adrenaline rush? Fly into the face of your fears by beginning your paragliding journey today! Learn about paragliding from the launch to the landing during an introduction day that will help you discover if this exhilarating sport is for you! This full-day course is designed to provide you with the basic skills too enjoy kiting your glider. You'll be able to make your first few flights on the training hill, allowing you to get a feel for the sport. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with the slopes and canopy so you can be all ready to go for your first true flight. Paragliding? More like paradise.
    Paragliding - Beginners

    1691 Boston Corners Rd, Millerton

    • Familiarize yourself with the exhilarating sport of paragliding in an introductory lesson
    • Get a feel for the canopy and slopes of paragliding so you’re fully prepared for your first flight
    • Practice your first few flights from a training hill that allows you to improve your technique
    • Take the first steps necessary to embarking on the flight adventure of a lifetime
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    First Tandem Jump (Weekend)

    Petty sang it first and Cruise sang it better, but now you can outdo both Toms with your own version of Free Fallin’. Jump with Finger Lakes Skydivers for a tandem program that will introduce you to the world of skydiving! Following a short instructional session, you'll fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet where your skydiving adventure begins. Harnessed to your own personal instructor, you'll jump from the aircraft and experience the incomparable thrill of a 30 second freefall through the air. After the parachute is open, the instructor will fly you on a 5-minute ride back to the landing area while you enjoy spectacular views of the Finger Lakes. So get off your butt and into the sky -- cross skydiving off your bucket list today!
    First Tandem Jump (Weekend)

    2562 Parish Rd, Ovid

    • Experience a 30 second tandem free-fall from two miles up with an experienced instructor
    • Get your adrenaline-fix with this heart-pounding, exhilarating jump
    • Feel the rush while you take in a spectacular, steadily-growing view of upstate New York
    • Start a new hobby that you can continue in the future
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    Paragliding Discover Session

    Looking for a new sport that will give you a top notch adrenaline rush? Fly into the face of your fears by beginning your paragliding journey today! Learn about paragliding from the launch to the landing in a 3-hour basic class that will help you discover if this exhilarating sport is for you! You may be wondering how you'll learn about paragliding in 3 to 4 hours, but don't worry, they aren't going to put you up in the sky until you are fully trained. This short introductory training program give you the basics of how to paraglide and is designed to teach you about the actual sport and process. It's a great way to get a feel for the sport and get familiar with the canopy and sloes without committing just yet. Paragliding? More like paradise.
    Paragliding Discover Session

    1691 Boston Corners Rd, Millerton

    • Familiarize yourself with an exhilarating sport without having to commit
    • Get a feel for the canopy and slopes of paragliding so you’re fully prepared for your first flight
    • Spend a few hours getting comfortable before deciding to move forward
    • Take the first steps necessary to embarking on the flight adventure of a lifetime
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    Hudson River NYC Flight

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's you in a plane! You may not actually have superpowers, but you'll sure feel like it during this aerial tour over Manhattan. Hop aboard a small passenger plane, and let an experienced pilot take you on a stirring and intimate 2-hour adventure. Take off over Long Island’s South Shore, and head north along the Hudson River. At a mere 1000 feet in the air, you'll be able to see the city sights, and take in all the little suckers below! Got a special someone in your life? Share this whopping 2-hour experience with them and earn yourself a ten-punch get-out-the-doghouse-free card! Plus, bring your camera and capture stunning photos and video with which to torment your friends with for the foreseeable future! Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. Don’t miss your flight!
    Hudson River NYC Flight

    8100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale

    • Take to the skies over Manhattan with a sightseeing flight for two
    • Fly over the Hudson at 1000 feet for stunning looks at the NYC skyline
    • Capture incredible photographs and video
    • Plan a special outing for someone special in your life
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    Liberty Harbor Helicopter Tour

    Taxicabs rush, cars beep, subways groan -- New York is always a buzz. But you’re above all that, aren’t you? Come see New York like never before -- from a bird's eye view! This helicopter tour of the city is the only way to travel. As you sail through the sky you'll pass by New York’s most famed sights. The trip includes views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial Site, Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, Wall Street, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, U.S.S. Intrepid Museum, Central Park, and more! You’re sure to have a heli of a good time!
    Liberty Harbor Helicopter Tour

    6 East River Piers, New York

    • Soar over Battery Park, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Freedom Tower
    • Feel like a celebrity as you lift off in a luxurious helicopter
    • Stay safe with highly trained and experienced pilots flying the aircraft
    • Take photos, so you can remember the incredible sights forever!
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