Experience New York City from Above
Wings Air takes you higher, letting you experience Manhattan’s skyline from the top
Autumn in New York is one of the most magical seasons, with beautiful red, orange and yellow leaves decorating the trees. It’s one of the most perfect times to visit the city and the neighboring Hudson Valley.
With a population of 8.6 million people, and a land area of 302.6 square miles, New York City is also one of the busiest places on earth. The city draws people from all over the world for business, tourism and lifestyle, bringing along crowds and traffic.
With Wings Air, you can beat the congestion by seeing the city’s best sights through the comfort of a helicopter. Wings Air is a helicopter company based out of New York State, just north of the city in Westchester County, specializing in luxury helicopter experiences. The company holds a license to fly over Manhattan, allowing guests to get up close and personal to major attractions such as Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and more.
Wings Air offers many options for top-of-the-line aircrafts – such as the Airbus AS355N Twin Star, the Airbus AS350B3 A Star, and the Robinson R44 Raven II – and can tailor its trips to suit their customers. Active since 2002, Wings Air specializes in helicopter charters, tours of New York (including private tours and wheelchair-accessible tours), flight training, aerial photography and aerial film production services.
The company even has a Motion Picture Waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration, which allows them to provide their services to production companies who need those iconic shots of New York City’s streets. Some of their film credits include X-Men, Total Recall, Transformers, The Fast and the Furious, The Hangover, and more.
Started in 2002 by former Deutsche Bank investment banker and experienced pilot Javier Diaz, the company was created to focus on the pure pleasure of airborne travel. Diaz’s uncle was an airplane and helicopter enthusiast who flew his own aircrafts. After 12 years, Diaz wanted to start his own company. He told CNBC: “I had the idea of buying an airplane and renting it out for lessons…I continued my day job, but I had somebody working for me as an instructor. And then, I bought a helicopter and started doing the same thing.”
Located within Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, NY, and at Ross Aviation West, the airport can be accessed by car and rail from Grand Central Terminal with ease. Committed to satisfaction, safety and service, Wings Air flies an average of 3,500 hours every year without concern, and can fly almost every day in most types of weather. The helicopter charter service area runs between the northeast United States from approximately Washington, D.C. to Vermont, and can operate flights in Canada as well. Audited by Wyvern, a global aviation safety firm, Wings Air has been tested and approved as a high-standard helicopter operator.
With Wings Air, travelers really get to see New York City from a new angle, embracing the once-in-a-lifetime views of its skyscrapers, architecture, and surrounding waters – and if you’re lucky, you might just get to experience these gems when the fall foliage is at its height. For more information and how to book, visit wingsair.net.