It is said that New York City never sleeps, and for good reason. There are countless things to do in the city after dark: monuments to visit, Broadway shows to see, thousands of restaurants to dine in and nightclubs to go to. But, even if you know New York City’s streets like the back of your hand, you have never truly experienced the Big Apple at night until you have seen it from above. And how does one do that, you ask? Well, by taking a nighttime helicopter ride over NYC, of course!
Luckily, there are a few companies that provide this kind of service in the New York City metropolitan area - and FlyNYON, an aviation company based in Kearny, NJ, is the largest and most renowned of them all.
FlyNYON offers a variety of different flight packages to customers, all of which are customizable to fit the client’s tastes. For example, clients can customize their flight path, and choose between a doors-on or a doors-off flight. And, of course, they can choose whether they want to fly during the day, at sunset or at night.
Now, going on a helicopter flight at night may seem a bit counterproductive at first. After all, isn’t the point of going on a helicopter ride over New York City to take in Manhattan’s skyline in full?
But nighttime does not hide New York City’s visual magnificence; rather, it simply reveals a different side of it. And here are good reasons why you should consider taking a helicopter ride over New York City at nighttime. Indeed, there are at least four:
New York City has one of the most instantly recognizable skylines in the world. There is scarcely a person who can look at an image of NYC and not point out the Empire State Building, or the Chrysler building, in the midst of its skyscrapers. But there is a big difference between seeing a representation of New York City, and seeing the real thing unfurl beneath your feet with your own two eyes. That is the magic of helicopter rides: they allow you to see familiar sights from an entirely new and unusual perspective.
The same goes with taking nighttime rides. For one, going on a helicopter ride after sunset adds a new layer of spectacle to an already spectacular experience. Imagine hovering over the Brooklyn Bridge as it is illuminated by its iconic necklace lights against the darkness of the Hudson River, or flying by the Statue of Liberty and seeing its famous torch lit up by dozens of floodlights. Wherein certain landmarks can become a little lost in the busy background of Manhattan during the day, such as the financial district and the 9/11 memorial, at night they stand out like beacons of light. It is truly an unforgettable sight!
While attending one of New York City’s most popular nighttime festivities, such as New Year’s Eve in Time Square or Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks spectacle, may sound exciting and fun to some, regular goers know that the crowds in and around Manhattan can become a serious hassle. Luckily, FlyNYON offers focus flight packages that allow passengers to hover above the hustle and bustle of the crowd while witnessing the fun and excitement of the various celebrations hosted by the city, all from an advantageous spot in the sky. The goal is to allow clients to enjoy the city’s most popular festivities away from the bustle of the crowds below, while also granting them the opportunity to take stunning pictures of fireworks and commemoration.
What better way to celebrate life’s achievements than by spending a night cruising the starry skies above Manhattan, taking in the sights of Central Park and the World Trade Center, soaring over Staten Island or Ellis Island, or even the New York Harbor, and hovering above the Yankee Stadium with your loved ones? Whether you are celebrating a personal milestone, or on a date with that special someone, a nighttime helicopter ride over the Big Apple is the recipe for an unforgettable time, the ultimate treat.