This file photo shows a helicopter flying in the sky. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

This file photo shows a helicopter flying in the sky. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)


There is no comparing an airplane tour to a helicopter tour, as enthusiasts and novices alike can tell you. It’s an entirely new and thrilling experience that you will not soon forget. Imagine being able to hover over your favorite moment in time or place — now get in one of these helicopter tours and make it happen!
Sky Helicopters
2559 S. Jupiter Road
Garland, TX 75041
(214) 349-7000
www.skyhelicopters.com

Sky Helicopters offers the greatest variety in tour destinations from the air. Ranging from tours that specialize in areas to specific destinations, Sky Helicopters is bound to show you something you’ve never seen before, and even if it isn’t your maiden voyage to a destination, seeing it from a helicopter will guarantee another perspective on the beauty that North Texas has to offer. Try Sky Helicopters if you want to give it a whirl with a downtown Dallas tour, romantic sunset tour, Dallas/Fort Worth tour, Lake Ray Hubbard tour, or even the more recently added AT&T/ Globe Life Stadium Tour.

Epic Helicopters
Fort Worth Meacham Airport
3951 Lincoln Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76106
(817) 625-1800
www.epichelicopters.com

The only helicopter company with the option of a fireworks tour, Epic Helicopters offers this unique find during major holiday weekends like Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend and the Fourth of July. For a more tranquil, yet thrilling ride, try one of Epic Helicopter’s romantic tours or mix your business with pleasure over a wine tour option. For those new to the area, a general sightseeing tour would also be a top-notch way to introduce yourself to the metroplex.

Air Center Helicopters
Fort Worth Spinks Airport (FWS)
13451 Wing Way, Suite 110
Burleson, TX 76028
(817) 624-6300
www.aircenterhelicopters.com

Air Center Helicopters provides general local sightseeing, through Dallas/Fort Worth’s most renowned sites and scenery. An air tour of lakes and parks will appeal to the nature lover, while a holiday light tour will wow the party people. Whether day or night, the cityscape is absolutely amazing and new when seen from the bird’s eye view. Customized tours and charters are also offered through Air Center Helicopters. Finally, with a permit, wildlife aerial photography is an opportunity that few will have. Air Center Helicopters is ready if you are!

Related:  Helicopter Light Tours

Longhorn Helicopters
4849 Spartan Drive
Denton, TX 76207
(940) 387-2193
www.longhornhelicopters.com

Longhorn Helicopters will take you above the city like the rest, but can you find another helicopter company that allows skydiving from a helicopter for experienced skydivers? For those who would rather stay in the chopper, day and night tours will offer perspectives of the city that cannot be found anywhere else. What’s really tempting at Longhorn Helicopters is the Discovery Flight. For $275, the brave can take a 30 minute flight after ground school with an instructor, where they can experience a flight as if they were the pilot, from inspection to hovering. There is nothing like taking hold of the controls for the first time. Try it for yourself!

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

Custom aerial photography, not standard tours, and special events charters are the bulk of business for North Texas Helicopters. They cater to those who need to get somewhere quickly and safely. So, make a grand, unforgettable entrance with a helicopter ride to a wedding, corporate event or even a date night to remember!

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Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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