Hours of Operation
Sightseeing hours of operation for air tour companies are:
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Approved Helicopter Tour Routes
All air tour operators must follow one of two tour routes. All sightseeing helicopters will depart and approach the Downtown Manhattan Heliport from the south, maximizing aircraft distances from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Helicopters will then follow the center of the Hudson River north to either 79th Street, or Yankee Stadium, before returning south center-west of the Hudson River.
All flights will fly over the Hudson River at 1,500 feet or above in order to reduce noise, barring any Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.