New York is one of the best cities in the world and has one of the best skylines in the world. One of the best ways to see it all is on a helicopter ride soaring over New York City and having a bird’s eye view of Central Park, Times Square, Empire State Building and the World Trade Center! There are many New York helicopter tours but none like FlyNyon. FlyNyon provides a unique adventure experience that allows guests to hang their feet out of the helicopter for the perfect shoe selfie!


The Experience

NYC Experience – $199 per person for 15 minutes and takes off from Kearny, NJ. This ride flies around downtown Manhattan where guests can capture amazing shots of the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, Financial District and the World Trade Center.

Manhattan Experience – $399 per person for 15 minutes and takes off from 34th st in Manhattan. This ride provides opportunity for guests to decide on downtown but also have sights set on Times Square and Central Park.

NYC Classic – $499 per person for 30 minutes and takes off from Kearny, NJ. This ride allows guests to see all of Manhattan’s iconic landmarks! This longer flight time allows passengers more chances to take amazing photos and great opportunities for the perfect shoe selfie with every landmark.


I chose the NYC Classic and did not regret it one bit! Each ride has a max capacity of 5 passengers and don’t worry each person will have a seat to hang their feet out. The 30 minute ride went by so fast and I felt like I did not have enough time in the air. I could have easily spent another 30 minutes soaring over New York. I highly suggest going during golden hour or sunset for the best photo opportunities.





Lucky for us we flew as low as the cruise ship to capture this awesome shot!!






Where else does FlyNyon fly?

Miami – San Francisco – Los Angeles

Things to know before your flight

  • Arrive 45 minutes early with a photo ID
  • Age limit is 12 years of age
  • Bring all cameras. They provide attachments to all equipments so they do not fall
  • iPhones tends to shut off in the air due to the cold air
  • Ladies – bring a hair tie
  • Wear a warm jacket. It gets cold up there!
  • Leave your sunglasses and hat at home
  • Wear cute shoes!

Thank you FlyNyon for taking me on my very first helicopter ride and helping me check this off my bucket list. This was one of the best experiences I ever had and can’t wait to fly with them over Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles!

Book Now: FlyNyon

Soaring Over New York City

This post was written in partnership with FlyNyon.
As always, all honest opinions are my own.

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  • Mel

    November 1, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Wow! What an amazing way to see NYC. And your photos are off the chart.

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 1, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Thanks Mel!! Glad you like them!

  • Karen

    November 1, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Wow. The photos blew me away. What type of camera are you using?
    Do you have any idea what the age limit is?

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 1, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Karen!! I use the sony a6000 and the age limit is 12 years of age

  • Maggie

    November 1, 2016 at 6:41 am

    What an awesome experience! I grew up outside of NYC and this is definitely a different way to see the city. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 1, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Anytime Maggie! You should definitely do it next time you’re in the city.

  • Christina

    November 1, 2016 at 10:14 am

    This is SO cool Christine!! I really need to push through my fear of heights and do this one day. The photos are awesome!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Yes you can do it!! It’s not as scary as I had imagined. I think I was too excited to be scared =)

  • Suzanne – Travelbunny

    November 1, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Your photos are fabulous and I love your cute shoes!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Suzanne! Glad you like my photos and shoes =)


    November 1, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    That’s so cool! Would totally love to do something like this someday but the price freaks me out a bit. Your pics are great though!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Aww thank you!!! A splurge once in awhile could be worth it! =)

  • Joe

    November 2, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Hahaha, brilliant! I would be tempted to pretend I was a giant, crushing the skyscrapers below, and trying to get pictures to match! It looks thrilling however you do it, and the NY skyline is definitely among the best in the world 🙂

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Thank you Joe!! I love your ideas on how you would take the photos! hahaha

  • Abigail

    November 2, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Yes to the two statements on the first sentence of this post! New York is undeniably beautiful and being able to tour it from a helicopter is such a great experience. That skyline is so beautiful. Seeing your feet dangle off of the helicopter is giving me major altophobia. Haha!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Haha don’t worry you will be so excited you won’t be scared!

  • Ari

    November 2, 2016 at 11:29 am

    How cool! You captured some awesome pictures! This is definitely on my bucket list now : )

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 2, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Thanks Ari!!! It’s a great check list off my bucket list! =)

  • Tina Pik

    November 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    What an amazing NYC experience, I would’ve never dreamed of seeing the city in this way. You captured some really stunning pictures too!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 2, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much Tina!! I’m so glad I got to experience it!

  • Shem

    November 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    This looks like such an exhilarating experience! I love flying and I love skylines, so I’d love to do this someday in San Francisco!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 2, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Yes you definitely do! I can’t wait to do it too!

  • Tara @ ShataraTravel

    November 3, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Oh my gosh Christine this looks so scary! They are great photos though! eeeep!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks Tara!! I wasn’t scared at all!

  • Christie

    November 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Sooooo cool. We should do this in SF over the golden gate!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Yes!! I totally want to do it!

  • Marlene Marques

    November 6, 2016 at 5:25 am

    What a great experience! And a perfect way to get to know New York city from above. I think the prices are a little bit to much, but how many time you get the opportunity to catch some pictures like this? 😉

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      The price is a bit high but totally worth it!! Once in a lifetime experience for sure!

  • Jimmy and Tina

    November 7, 2016 at 4:44 am

    I’ve never heard of FLYNYON what a cool way to see the city! NY is so big and this route certainly would come with some fantastic views on a sunny day!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 10, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      I was really glad I found this company. It was a great way to see NYC!

  • Liana

    November 7, 2016 at 7:24 am

    I’ve flied to NYC 5 times already, and I fell in love each time even more. I didn’t have the chance to fly over in Helicopter like you’re showing us, but it’s so impressive! It’s just WOW! This City is one of my fav in the whole world, and seeing it from above is just amazing! The photos are quite incredible!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 8:08 am

      I hope you get to do it next time you’re in New York!

  • Prerna Malhan

    November 8, 2016 at 6:40 am

    WOW Christine, all the pictures are gorgeous. I am so kicked out about going for my first helicopter ride. 😀

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 8, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      You’re going to love it! I’m hooked and can’t wait to go on another one!

  • Cat | For Two, Please

    November 14, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    another great way to experience NYC! Thanks for sharing your experience and the helpful tips!

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