The Best Spots in America to Fly a Helicopter
There are about 26,500 helicopters humming through the skies across the world right now. The global rotary aircraft market is valued at $8.2 billion, and that figure is expected to rise to $11.6 billion by 2027.
If you are looking to buy a helicopter, we have you covered. If you are looking for cool places to fly that new helicopter of yours, we also have you covered. Check out our list of the best spots in the country to fly your helicopter.
The Grand Canyon
We could go on and on about this natural Wonder of the World, but no one has framed this marvel’s splendor as eloquently and succinctly as our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt: “In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world.”
Gingerly stepping out onto the cantilevered glass of the skywalk lets you see the Grand Canyon, but you cannot truly experience the natural beauty and wonder until you are zooming above it. The sense of scale that you experience from up above is unlike anything that you have seen before. If you are out in the Southwest, we would highly recommend darting down to Arizona.
Alaska is sometimes called the Last Frontier, and few areas in the country are as well preserved and underappreciated as Denali National Park. Moose, grizzly bears, and caribou run wild over glacial rivers, taiga forests, and alpine tundra environments. There is no better place than a helicopter to get a stunning view of what was formerly known as Mount McKinley.
You should keep in mind, however, that air pressure is pretty low around Denali. The higher up you go, the lower air pressure you have. Further complicating matters is the fact that it is cold in Alaska. Pursuant to Gay-Lussac’s Law, drops in temperature are correlated with drops in air pressure. If you were to fly to the top of Mount Everest, your helicopter would generate one-third of the lift you otherwise would. You would need a special helicopter to reach certain altitudes. In Alaska, your ceiling may be a little bit lower.
Whizzing across the Everglades lets you get a unique look at one of Florida’s last unspoiled swamps. Far below you, alligators and crocodiles will slither through the high grass. The advantage of flying your helicopter over the Everglades is evident when you can see parts of the National Park that very few people get to see.
Plus, Miami is nearby and swarming with heliports. You can land your helicopter and then experience all the nightlife the Magic City has to offer.
New York City
The Big Apple attracts people from all over the world, but few know what it looks like from the air. Flying your helicopter over New York will give you a chance to literally look down on the Empire State Building. Why not see what the Hudson River and all of the skyscrapers look like from tens of thousands of feet up? You should keep in mind, though, that you cannot fly on Sundays, nor can you fly over Staten Island or Governors Island. Still, as long as you are mindful of the law, you can get some great views.
If you are looking to buy a helicopter, or you would like some more information on flying, reach out to us today. We want to make purchasing a helicopter an easy, reliable, and convenient experience.