Due to the shorter daylight hours, please do not schedule tours on line for after 6:00 throughout October. Starting November 1st, do not schedule tours for after 5:00 (due to daylight savings time change). Our online scheduling system may still allow you to schedule a tour for after 6:00 or 5:00, but we will not be able to fly the tour if after sundown. Thank you.
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. PLEASE SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF WEBSITE FOR IMPORTANT COVID-19 DISCLOSURE.
Our professionally trained, FAA Commercial Rated pilots have accumulated thousands of flight hours, providing safe, enjoyable aviation adventures for over forty years.
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 comfortable, professional pilot headset to enable passengers to listen to the pilot, and Air Traffic Control communications throughout the tour.
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)
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)
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, for one 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 scheduled 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.
Scheduled tours depart from the Greenville Jet Center East facility, on the East Ramp of the Greenville Downtown Airport, located at 1 Aviation Lane, Greenville, SC 29607. Turn off Haywood Road onto Woods Lake Road, turn onto Piper Lane, and then onto Aviation Lane. Drive straight ahead to the last building on right. Come in the glass doors under the blue awning and walk to the lobby at the end of the hall. YOU HAVE ARRIVED !
Enjoy exciting Helicopter rides in Greenville SC. Our Introduction to Helicopter Flight, the "City Tour" is an incredible, affordable 5-7 minute experience. This thrilling ride soars from the Greenville Downtown Airport to downtown Greenville and back with incredible panoramic views of Downtown, 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. Scheduled City Tours are only available on select Saturdays, and tours depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport South Ramp, located adjacent to the Runway Park and Runway Cafe, located at 21 Airport Road Extension, Greenville, SC 29607. THIS TOUR IS OFFERED ONLY BY CALLING (864) 704-4312, as availability is limited.
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
Upstate Helicopter Tours offers a variety of custom tour destinations to meet your desires and needs. 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. (Upstate Helicopter Tours does not provide charter services, or dropping off passengers at locations other than where tours originate.)
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Upstate Helicopter Tours is all about promoting good health and doing our part to stop the spread of any virus or other potential health issues. Until further notice, only headsets will be provided to allow passengers to listen to pilot and air traffic control communications. The microphones have been rendered unusable and positioned away from passengers mouth.
Special care to sanitize the aircraft, headsets, seats, etc. will take several minutes to complete after each tour. For this purpose, Upstate Helicopter Tours management will do their best to schedule adequate time between tours to sanitize the aircraft. Upstate Helicopter Tours reserves the right to deviate from scheduled tour times as necessary to adequately sanitize.