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We set the standard for helicopter experiences in the Northeast—Helicopter tours and charter in the Hudson Valley, Adirondacks, and NYC, plus one of the best flight schools in the region.


Lift-Off to the Races Saratoga Helicopter Tour
Private New York City Helicopter Tour
Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Private Helicopter Tour
Lake George Private Helicopter Tour
Create Your Custom Adventure Private Helicopter Tour
West Point Adventurer Private Helicopter Tour

Our clients become pilots. Flying is fun-your training should be, too!


Lawrence Andrews
Matt – Thanks for the time you spent with my son on his Birthday. The introductory helicopter flight turned out to be a great present that he will always remember. You are a fantastic instructor – and we just want to commend you on a job well done! I will be calling you soon for my lesson.
Brianne Palmero

Had a great experience flying with Matt!  He was calming yet fun and personable!  Smooth flying.  My boyfriend and I loved it so much.  Next summer we are looking to do this again and take a longer ride.

Elizabeth Rose

The best helicopter flight yet!  So peaceful and relaxing and the pilot Heather was so knowledgeable and confident.  We will definitely be riding again!  Highly recommend them!

Michele Eckerson

Amazing!! Loved it!! One of the most amazing experiences! Thank you!

Tracy Minnich Neer

The pandemic forced us to find and alternate way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Now we can’t imagine having spent it any other way! Seeing the brilliant fall colors enveloping the Hudson River, Mt. Beacon & West Point from this viewpoint was utterly fascinating. We highly recommend booking a tour with Independent Helicopters. Heather’s company is top notch and you will not be disappointed.

Kudos to you, Heather! Thank you! We’re still smiling!

Monika Fijor

Amazing breath taking experience. Beautiful state of art facility in Orange County. Experience professional stuff. Highly recommended.

Barbara Martinez

Such an amazing experience. This is a must do. Put it on your bucket list and then to do it! Heather and her Team are the best.

Robert Daly

My wife and I flew with Heather today at Rhinebeck, first time for us in a helicopter. Heather owns the business and the choppers looked very clean and maintained. It was a great experience and Heather made the flight very enjoyable with her confident personality. Thank you Heather for a most enjoyable day!

Danielle Renee Chipman Barrosse

Great experience!!!! Totally worth the money! We got the honor of riding with the owner of the company and she was so experienced and sweet. She even took us to our house to snap a pic, since it was close.

Jennay Cut

Thank you Heather for making me and my little boy so happy today!! Amazing!

Raymond Sosler III

Incredible Experience with Independent Helicopters at Orange County Distillery for Father’s Day. Heather Took Father, Son and Grandson on an Amazing Ride and We Can’t Wait to Go Again! We Highly Recommend Independent Helicopters to Anyone Looking for a Friendly and Professional Aviation Experience!

Rick Dorion

A first rate experience! Everyone made us feel at home. The flight was a fantastic time!! Highly recommended.

Ivette Quinones

My first helicopter ride!!!! it was awesome!!!! Heather is Fabulous!!!! Thank you so much for the first time experience!

Michael Sohm

Very friendly staff. Our pilot Derek was great and his wife Abigail and him were so friendly. They were very patient with helping my grandmother get to the helicopter, get in and out of it, taking pictures, etc. Met the owner Heather and she was very friendly also. Such a great experience and I highly recommend flying with this company! I look forward to flying again. Thank you guys so much for such an amazing time that we will talk about for many years and will cherish the memories.

Our Unique difference

Very professional and personable staff.

Our passion for aviation creates the highest quality, safest, and most enjoyable experience - in the sky and on the ground.

Our pilots are held to the highest standards for training, with FAA-certified pilot licenses and thousands of hours of flight time.