About Us

Our Desire & Mission

The professional team of Upstate Helicopter Tours enjoys offering helicopter rides in the Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson South Carolina area with a variety of exciting tours of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina that will provide anyone the thrill of a lifetime! It is our goal to create lasting memories of the joy and excitement of flight, while seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. 

Our Pilots

Our professionally trained, FAA Commercial Rated pilots have accumulated thousands of flight hours, providing safe, enjoyable aviation adventures for over forty years.    

Our Equipment

We fly a Robinson R-44 Raven II, one of the most popular helicopters in the world. Our helicopter offers each passenger with their own panoramic window seat view. Each passenger is equipped with a professional pilot headset with a microphone to enable passengers to communicate with the pilot and with each other throughout the tour.

OUR MOST POPULAR TOURS

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The "Downtown" Tour - Departs  the Greenville Downtown airport with an exciting treetop level climb to beautiful Downtown Greenville, soaring from one end of Main Street to the other, providing breathtaking views of Main Street, Falls Park, Liberty Bridge, Fluor Field, the Peace Center, and much more, as one has never seen before. $100 plus taxes and fees for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 10 minutes. MUST CALL TO SCHEDULE)                             Tour 1 - "The City Tour" -  Departs  the Greenville Downtown airport with an exciting treetop level climb over the Northeast face of Paris Mountain with a thrilling descent down the Southwest face enroute to the beautiful Furman University campus, experiencing  incredible views of the bell tower, Swan Lake, and athletic fields. The tour continues to the North Main Street area of Downtown Greenville, soaring from one end of Main Street to the other, providing breathtaking views of Falls Park, Liberty Bridge, Fluor Field, the Peace Center, and much more, as one has never seen before. $200 plus taxes and fees for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 18-20 minutes) Tour 2 - "The Paris Mt/Saluda Lake Tour"  allows passengers to view Paris Mountain as an eagle would. Enjoy the thrill of climbing over the mountain at treetop levels. See Paris Mountain State Park, spectacular views of lakes, golf courses, and mountains. Hover back over the mountain and experience incredible views of Swan Lake at Furman University and the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The tour then continues west of Greenville over Saluda Lake, before finishing up with a dramatic view of downtown Greenville on the return to the airport. $300 plus taxes and fees for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 30 minutes)


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Tour 3- Glassy Mountain Tour. Departs the airport with an exciting tree top level climb over Paris Mountain enroute to view the beauties of Glassy Mountain and the Greenville Watershed reservoir. Witness  magnificent views of mountains, valleys, golf courses, and spectacular mountain homes. An incredible, exciting tour with several changes in elevation. $450 plus taxes and fees for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 45 minutes)

Tour 4- The Table Rock Tour.   This is one of the most thrilling, beautiful tours offered, circling around Table Rock and over the lake behind it with views most have never seen or even knew existed. The flight then returns for a tour of Furman University and then to Downtown Greenville with breathtaking panoramic views of Fluor Field, Falls Park, and the Liberty Bridge. $550  plus taxes and fees for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 60 minutes)

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Tour 5- The Table Rock/Caesar's Head Tour is absolutely one of the most thrilling, beautiful tours offered, circling around Table Rock and over the lake behind it with views most have never seen or even knew existed. The flight then continues  to an exciting hovering stop off the face of Caesars Head. The tour continues North over Scenic Highway 11, viewing beautiful golf courses and mountain terrain before turning back towards the airport, soaring over Swan Lake and the historic clock tower at Furman University, finishing up with a breathtaking tour of Downtown Greenville with panoramic views of Fluor Field, Falls Park, and the Liberty Bridge.  $650  plus taxes and fees for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 1 hour, 10 minutes)


*ALL TOUR TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE BASED ON DISTANCE OF TOUR AND FROM STARTUP OF AIRCRAFT TO SHUTDOWN.

*Prices are per tour, NOT PER PERSON. 1 to 3 passengers, same price.

*Weight limit of any one passenger is 250 lbs. Total weight of all passengers must be within weight and balance specifications. Upstate Helicopter Tours has right to terminate schedule tour and make refund to scheduled passenger(s) if not within a safe weight and balance configuration. 

*No Show Policy - A 24 hour notice must be received by Upstate Helicopter Tours to reschedule a tour. Failure to make notice forfeits tour and refund.     

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Upstate Helicopter Tours now accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

Upstate Helicopter Tours

Office (864) 498-1600 or (864) 704-4312.

Hours of Operation

Custom tours by appointment.

upstatehelotours@gmail.com



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