Chicago Helicopter Experience in Chicago, IL

Chicago Helicopter Experience2420 S. Halsted St.Chicago , IL 60608
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Overview

Climb aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter and get ready to see the Windy City from an entirely new perspective. Soar high above the city in a daytime, evening, or twilight tour for remarkable views of the Chicago cityscape. Watch the city shine below while you learn about city landmarks, history, notable events, and more.

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This was the most awesome perspective of Chicago. Not only was Neil an awesome pilot, he shared some great history of Chicago. Everything about this experience was great!

Description

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Chicago Helicopter Experience provides you the most spectacular, panoramic views of the world’s best skyline from the optimal vantage point. Your journey begins at our downtown just minutes from the “Loop.” You’ll check in at our guest center where you can learn fun facts about the city and its history. Once aloft, you'll glide through the air in one of our luxurious, state-of-the-art aircraft. Our experienced pilots are well versed in the lore of the city, which they’ll share throughout your 24-mile journey. You’ll marvel at breathtaking vistas of the skyline, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Willis (Sears) Tower, John Hancock Center, Wrigley Field and so much more. Bring your camera for the optimal photo ops or get our GoPro to record your exhilarating adventure. Once you land, don’t forget to pick up the photo of you and your helicopter as a souvenir of your amazing event.

Day Tour:
This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you on an epic journey through Chicago’s amazing cityscape and rich history. You’ll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.” Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center.

Then, take off! Aboard one of our state-of-the-art helicopters, you’ll experience unparalleled views of the world’s best skyline from the optimal vantage point in the sky. Capture one-of-a-kind photos from a unique perspective among Chicago's soaring skyscrapers and spectacular lakefront.

Day tours showcase the most popular city sites including Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Wrigley Field--home of the Chicago Cubs--and many more. As you glide across the city your pilot will share facts and folklore that bring Chicago to life.

Product Terms and Conditions:
When purchasing this product it is important to remember that all members of your party must meet all of the following conditions in order to be flown at the allotted flight time.

1) Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
2) Subject to weather conditions: If canceled due to weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
3) All passengers over 18 years of age must have a valid photo ID. At least one passenger 18 years or older must be on the tour.
4) Recommended for ages 5 years and above. No passengers under the age of 3.
5) Weight limit maximum of 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger.
6) Seating assignments will be based on a weight and load balance for maximum safety. No seat may be reserved.
7) Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
8) Please dress appropriately; all helicopters are climate controlled for comfort.
9) All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
10) Large bags, scarves, hats, and selfie sticks are not allowed in the helicopters.
11) Free lockers are available at the heliport for storage purposes.
12) Intoxicated passengers will be prohibited from flying.

Any failure to comply with any of these requirements will result in service being denied and your card being charged the full amount for the tour.

Please Note:
Once your purchase is complete, you must call to schedule your flight time.


Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

Aquilino Galvan
1 Review
"It was a pretty cool experience"
June, 2017
Well the people there they treat you nice, they pretty friendly people. It was real cool experience if it's going to be the first time I will recommend you to try it.
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Bray, Ireland
"Amazing Helicopter Experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 02, 2018 NEW
Amazing experience from start to finish. Very professional service, very informative pilot as we flew over the city. Great views of the city. Would definitely recommend this trip when in Chicago .
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Kenneth1219
"Awesome attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 30, 2018
Wish it could have been a little longer, but other than that great Chicago attraction and any one visiting Chicago should definitely make this a stop.
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mattdJ6636GK
"Awesome!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 30, 2018
Better than expected!! A must for people in Chicago and visiting Chicago. The entire group - college and high school kids and parents had a blast... Having CHE set up the VIP bus transportation to / from Glen Ellyn made it fun and easy!
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robmZ536TS
"Great Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 30, 2018
Took my wife and 4 kids on the helicopter tour and had a great time...the pilot and all the staff were fantastic. We would definitely return to do it again.
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toyaf958
"birthday surprise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 30, 2018
We had a ball. Our tour guide was great. The establishment was well organized and on point. I would recommend this experience for everyone. Side note if you are overweight I would suggest a private tour if u can afford it. My husband is 250lbs and I am 220lbs. We were a little snug in our seats but it was doable. They grouped us with slim ppl😂. But overall it was amazing the view is awesome and yessss I would do it again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Helicopter Experience

When should I arrive for my tour?
You must arrive at the CHE Downtown Heliport no later than 30 minutes before your tour departure time. Guests who are late will not be accommodated.

How long is the helicopter tour?
The entire experience is approximately one hour long, with a 15-minute helicopter flight.

Where is the heliport located?

The heliport is in downtown Chicago located at 2420 S. Halsted St, Chicago IL 60608.

Can I bring a camera?
Absolutely. You’re about to capture some of the best views of Chicago! Pictures are able to be taken throughout the flight duration. For safety precautions, pictures are not permitted during loading operations.

Will other passengers be flying with me?
If you have booked a daytime, evening, or twilight tour, you are likely to have other passengers flying with you. The helicopter can carry up to six (6) passengers at a time.

What happens in the case of bad weather?
Helicopter tours cannot fly in thunderstorms, snowstorms, or low visibility. In the case of poor weather conditions that prevent us from flying, we will make every effort to contact you as early as possible.

What safety precautions are in place?
All guests are required to take part in a thorough safety briefing prior to boarding and flying. Guests are required to adhere to all rules on the heliport and within the helicopter. Inside the helicopter, guests are provided with headphones and seat belts, both of which must be worn.