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FAQ's

General

The Ultimate Aerial Photo Experience. Fly like the pros into our helicopter with open doors, giving you visual access to the world below. Use your creative eye to capture the images that inspire you and challenge your photographic skills. Don’t be fooled, it is not as easy as it looks, but it sure is fun and will encourage you to come back for more.

HeliPhoto is our doors on aerial photography flight that allows you to capture the best photos of any city. All our flights are tailored to the sights you want to visit. There is no better way to see your favorite city but on a helicopter ride that suspends you above the hustle and bustle of the greatest cities in the world.

For first time aerial photographers, we recommend a flight midday or morning where there is plenty of light to capture the iconic sights from the air. For the more experienced shooter who is looking for a bit of a challenge, a flight at sunset or later is a great option.

If your flight does not meet the minimum number of passengers required to fly, we may have to adjust your departure time to combine you with other passengers. We’ll always do everything we can to accommodate your original reservation.

Bring a valid photo ID. (Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport) And a camera* (see more info, below)

h4 Camera Gear: We provide tethers and/or cases for smartphones. We recommend no more than two image capture devices per person. All photo equipment must have a strap to be securely attached. DSLR, 35mm, Mirrorless, Compact and Point & shoot cameras are all welcome. Lenses must remain attached and may not be switched in flight. If you would like to shoot more than one lens, you must have more than one body. Detachable lens hoods, caps and accessories are to be removed pre-flight. Selfie sticks (longer than a handle/grip) are not allowed. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are not permitted on any flights.

Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Keep in mind it will be very windy. Loose clothing is discouraged. Bring a hair tie. Baseball caps may fly off so we will leave those on the ground. If you want to take a shoe selfie, you’re free to do so over the water. Note that only tightly laced or strapped shoes are permitted. Slip-ons and flip flops will need to be removed for flight.

Yes, flight time is measured from takeoff to landing.

Please contact us, we’d love to see what we need to do to get you in the air.

Absolutely! Please contact kim@flynyon.com to discuss options.

Our age limit for doors off flights is 12 years old. There is no age restriction for doors on flights. Your parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form if you are under 18.

Some of the best images come when the weather is not perfectly clear. We will not fly if the weather is not suitable to fly or take pictures. If weather on the day of your flight is questionable, we will make a GO/NO GO decision four hours before your scheduled departure time. Please check your email frequently for updates on the day of your flight and make sure to provide a day of flight contact number on your order.

FlyNYON and HeliPhoto operates year ’round! We will always try to fly with the doors off if possible. Here’s what you can expect during the colder months: If it’s 35°F or warmer, doors can/will be removed. Between 35°F – 25°F sliding doors may be opened mid-air for a chance at a shoe selfie. Below that the doors may remain on the aircraft. Door removal is ultimately at the discretion of the Pilot

Flights are non refundable. Scheduling changes can be made up to 48 hours before flight departure. If you need to reschedule or weather grounds the flight, vouchers will be issued which are redeemable for up to 12 months. Flight vouchers can be transferred to another city or another person.

FlyNYON is the recipient of the 2017 Eastern Region Helicopter Counsel Safety Award for unwavering commitment to ground and flight safety. All aircraft are maintained to strict FAA Regulatory standards. Pilots are trained annually by the aircraft factory and/or checked out by the FAA and passengers and their equipment are safely secured and doubled checked prior to take off.

In town for a short period of time? Purchase weather insurance to receive a refund for your flight in the event of a cancellation due to weather. If you are unable to reschedule during your visit, a refund will be given for the cost of your purchased seat.

Our standard cancellation and scheduling policies still apply. Refunds will be issued only in the event of a weather cancellation by the FlyNYON team.

If you have purchased seat credits before June 29th, 2017 you will select the flight date and time you prefer. When you are ready to checkout, click pay, and then click Redeem Gift Card/Promo Code. Please apply your code there (+ Enter Code). If you have more than one seat credit, apply them one at a time. tutorial-redeem-seat-credit

If you have purchased seat credits after June 29th, 2017 your credits have been automatically uploaded into your account under Gift Cards. No need of a code. Please select the flight date and time you prefer, and at checkout, your credits will be automatically applied to your purchase.

FlyNYON is an FAA certificated air carrier holding a Part 135 Air Carrier certificate. We operate all flights in New York, Miami, Loa Angeles and Las Vegas. Flights in San Francisco are operated by FAA certificated air carriers Air 360 Helicopters LLC.

New York

Where do YOU want to go? We tailor the flight to the sites and views you and your copter-mates want to see. We do not have set routes. You’ll be able to discuss your image requests with the pilot during your safety briefing. The NYC Experience is focused on lower Manhattan and the harbor area. With double the time in the air, The NYC Classic can cover most of NYC’s iconic landmarks in one flight, from the Statue up to Central Park.

In New York, we take five passengers per flight. Don’t worry; if you’re flying solo, we’ll pair you with other photographers. We require a minimum of three passengers departing from Kearny.

It is critical that you are on time for preflight information and safety briefing. We'll make sure waivers are signed, and cameras secured.

FlyNYON doors off flights require passengers to arrive at the NYON terminal an 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to flight time.

HeliPhoto doors on departures require an arrival of 1 hour prior to flight time. If you do not arrive to our location by the designated time, you will forfeit your flight.

We would be happy to arrange transportation for you to ensure you are on time. Just add the car service option to your order and we will coordinate everything for you.

Let us handle that for you! Add the car service option to FlyNYON or HeliPhoto flights. We will arrange a car service to ensure you are on time and guarantee you get airborne.

If you will be driving yourself: Use GPS Address: 78 John Miller Way

For Mass transit, take the NJ Path train to Journal Square in Jersey City OR NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station, then take an Uber or Taxi to the hangar. For ease of use, we recommend downloading Uber prior to coming to the heliport.

When you arrive at the Heliport, please ring the doorbell or call 973-849-6423 and someone will let you inside.

Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Experience flight will depart from our terminal at the Henderson Executive Airport, just minutes south of the Strip. You'll be able to capture all of the activity on the Strip below: from the hotels and fountains, to the lights shining bright in the desert, and more. You will see landmarks of the Las Vegas Strip including the Eiffel Tower of Paris, Luxor's pyramid and beaming light, the Stratosphere, New York, New York, the High Roller observation wheel, and the famous Fremont Street of the Downtown Las Vegas area before returning to land at Henderson Executive Airport.

Our Las Vegas Classic flight departs and lands from the same location, delivering unparalleled views of Red Rock Canyon, the Calico basin, sandstone formations, exclusive golf courses, and the famous Las Vegas Strip's mega-resorts. It is a unique mix of natural beauty and luxurious retreats, but the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is definitely the flight highlight and Vegas’s best kept secret.

Our Grand Canyon Excursions will depart from our Henderson terminal and fly over the Hoover Dam, Black Rock Canyon, the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and the Mojave Desert before coming into the spectacular scenery of the Grand Canyon. The panoramic views are unparalleled from the unique vantage point we’re able to provide. Because once is not enough, you'll be able to capture it all again as we head back to the terminal.

In Vegas, we take five to six passengers per flight. Don't worry; if you're flying solo, we'll pair you with other photographers. We require a minimum of two passengers departing for "Las Vegas Experience", and a minimum of 3 for "Las Vegas Classic" flights. We may need to adjust departure times slightly if minimums are not met.

It is critical that you are on time for preflight information and safety briefing. We'll make sure waivers are signed, and cameras secured.

Las Vegas departures require an arrival of 1 hour prior to departure. If you do not arrive 30 minutes prior to flight departure, you will forfeit your flight.

Miami

Where do YOU want to go? We tailor the flight to the sites and views you and your copter-mates want to see.

In Miami, we fly 5 passengers per flight. Don’t worry; if you’re flying solo, we’ll pair you with other photographers. We require a minimum of two passengers departing from Miami.

Our Miami flights depart from 14200 NW 42nd Ave, Opa-locka, FL 33054

Los Angeles

Where do YOU want to go? We tailor the flight to the sites and views you and your copter-mates want to see. We do not have set routes. You’ll be able to discuss your image requests with the pilot during your safety briefing. We can cover anything from downtown LA, the Hollywood Sign, Universal Studios, The Getty Museum, Griffith Observatory and more. Have something else you’d like to capture? Let us know!

In Los Angeles, we take five passengers per flight. Don’t worry; if you’re flying solo, we’ll pair you with other photographers. We require a minimum of two passengers for all flights in LA. We may need to adjust departure times slightly if minimums are not met.

It is critical that you are on time for preflight information and safety briefing. We'll make sure waivers are signed, and cameras secured.

Los Angeles departures require an arrival of 45 minutes prior to departure. If you do not arrive 30 minutes prior to flight departure, you will forfeit your flight.

FlyNYON Los Angeles is located at Wolfe Aviation, 3511 Jack Northrop Ave, Hawthorne CA 90250.

San Francisco

It is critical that you are on time for preflight information and safety briefing. We'll make sure waivers are signed, and cameras secured.

San Francisco departures require an arrival of 30 minutes prior to departure. If you do not arrive 20 minutes prior to flight departure, you will forfeit your flight.

In San Francisco, we take four passengers per flight. Don’t worry; if you’re flying solo, we’ll pair you with other photographers. We require a minimum of three passengers departing from Hayward.

Our flights depart from App Jet Center 21889 Skywest Drive Hayward, CA 9454.

Where do YOU want to go? We tailor the flight to the sites and views you and your copter-mates want to see. We do not have set routes. You’ll be able to discuss your image requests with the pilot during your safety briefing. The San Francisco Experience will focus on downtown Oakland and the airport and Raider’s Stadium. The San Francisco Classic will focus on the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and your favorite spots of the City by the Bay.