Best Helicopter Tours In DFW

September 21, 2013 7:00 AM

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

If you thought that helicopter rides were only for viewing places like the Grand Canyon, think again. It’s not only the natural sights that will take your breath away. Everything will look spectacular as you witness it from great heights while riding along on these DFW helicopter flights.

Epic Helicopters
4201 N Main St.
Fort Worth, TX  76106
(817) 625-1800

Take any of the joyrides with Epic Helicopters and you’ll be in for an epic adventure. As many as four can take flight from Fort Worth’s Meacham Airport or Addison Airport to experience breathtaking views of everything from fireworks displays to seeing the metroplex’s notable landmarks at prices starting from $379 for 20-minute flights. If you think Christmas lights are awesome from the ground, how about sharing the skies with Santa for a panoramic view from above? From the Stockyards and Interlochen to Beverly Drive and the Prairie Lights, Epic’s holiday lights tours takes the holiday season to a whole new height.

SKY Helicopters
2559 South Jupiter Road
Garland, TX 75041
(214) 349-7000

Forget dinner and movie and instead make it a date night to remember by sweeping your true love off into the sunset with Sky Helicopters for $638. Soar above the big D skyline while you watch the sun go down and get a bird’s eye view of Cowboys Stadium, DFW Airport, Six Flags and the rest of the metroplex on a 45-minute romantic ride that will leave you breathless. Or make it a daytime date and take a Dallas city tour like no other with a package built for two priced at $338.

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Cavanaugh Flight Museum
4572 Claire Chennault
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 380-8800

Aviation buffs will find a stellar collection of military aircraft at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, but even more phenomenal is actually taking to the air in one of these historical flying machines. You can travel back in time on several warbird trainers, fighters and bombers, or you can experience military history on a Bell 47/OH-13 Sioux helicopter, the same kind that was used for MASH during the Korean conflict. This Bell 47 may not have served combat duty, but it did spend its years as a trainer for the US Army. For only $125, you can take this joy flight for 30 minutes of unforgettable thrill.

Longhorn Helicopters
Denton Municipal Airport
4650 John Carrel Road
Denton, TX 76207
(940) 387-2193

Anyone can leave their wedding in a limousine, but the happy couple is sure to be the main attraction when they make their grand exit in a helicopter. Longhorn Helicopters is one of just a few companies that is licensed to transport people for charter flights. Whether you want to take your wedding to a higher level or get the gang together for a wild adventure, you can rent Longhorn’s four-passenger Bell 206B3 helicopters for a flat rate of $950 an hour and let the pilot do the flying while you do the spying.

North Texas Helicopters
Propwash Airport
15879 Guy James Road
Justin, TX 76247
(940) 648-0592

If you’re into photography and on a quest to get the perfect shot, taking it from a helicopter will give you an amazing perspective. When it comes to film and photography, the pilots from North Texas Helicopters have years of experience flying for the film and television industry. They know exactly how to maneuver their Bell Jet Rangers safely around to capture the shot you are going for and, just to make sure you get the best view, they will take the doors off if you want. For $1,000 an hour, you can charter any type of flight, whether it’s scouting out real estate, investigating pipelines, special events or simply to admire the city sights.

Related: Best Flying Adventures In DFW

Ilene Jacobs is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. Ilene enjoys writing about a variety of topics, ranging from food, fitness and travel, to kids, pets and senior care. You can find some of her work at

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