Greenville Downtown Airport, 13-A Aviation Lane Greenville, South Carolina 29607

About Us

Our Desire & Mission

The professional team of Upstate Helicopter Tours enjoys offering helicopter rides in Greenville SC 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 thirty-five years.    

Our Equipment

We fly a Robinson R-44, 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.


Tour 1-After departing the Greenville Downtown airport, Tour 1 begins 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 total for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 18-20 minutes) Tour 2-Paris Mt Loop. 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 over Saluda Lake, before finishing up with a dramatic view of downtown Greenville on the return to the airport. $300 total for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 30 minutes)

Tour 3- Depart 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 total for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 45 minutes)

Tour 4- The Table Rock tour 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 total for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 60 minutes)

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 total for up to 3 passengers. (Approx. 1 hour, 10 minutes)



Scheduled Tours

 Scheduled upstate tours depart from the beautiful Greenville Downtown Airport Terminal Building Helipad at the base of the tower. The address is 100 Tower Drive, Greenville, SC 29607. 

Saturday Morning "walk up" Tours from Runway Park

Look for the signs at the airport observation  parking areas on Friday afternoons, or check this website (below) for weekly update to schedule.

Select Saturdays between 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM (weather and scheduling permitted). Come take our Introduction to Helicopter Flight, the most exciting 8 to 10 minute ride you will ever experience. A thrilling ride soaring from the Greenville Downtown Airport to downtown Greenville and back with incredible panoramic views of Downtown Greenville, Flour Field, and  the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park. If you are looking for an exciting, low cost introduction to helicopter flight, you will love this opportunity for only $25 per person. "Walk Up Tours" depart from the South Ramp Helicopter pad, located adjacent to the Runway Park and Runway Cafe.  

Before or after your tour, plan to eat a fantastic lunch at the Runway Cafe and let the kids enjoy playing at the incredible, one of a kind, Runway Park, provided to the public by The Greenville Airport Commission. 

Exclusive Custom Tours

Upstate Helicopter Tours offers a variety of custom tour destinations to meet your desires and needs, such as Lake Jocassee, Whitewater Falls, Lake Lure, and the Biltmore Estate. Fly over areas of the DuPont Forest where scenes from The Last of the Mohicans and The Hunger Games were filmed.  We offer tours of Real Estate properties, personal homes and special occasions from the Midlands of South Carolina to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Contact us today  and let us assist in making your dream tour become a reality. 

Thank you for you patience. Please check website January 20th.

Saturday Walk Up Tours (Winter Schedule)

Saturday Walk Up Tours should be back by in full swing by February 3rd. The helicopter is down for annual maintenance and new rotor blades.

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Upstate Helicopter Tours

(864) 704-4312 or (864) 704-2078

Hours of Operation

Tours by appointment.

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