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 professionally trained, FAA Commercial Rated pilots have accumulated thousands of flight hours, providing safe, enjoyable aviation adventures for over thirty-five 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 professional pilot headset with a microphone to enable passengers to communicate with the pilot and with each other 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-Paris Mt/Saluda Lake Tour. 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 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 FROM STARTUP OF AIRCRAFT TO SHUTDOWN.
*CHILDREN UNDER 24 MONTHS OF AGE MAY SIT ON PARENT'S LAP AND NOT COUNT AS ADDITIONAL PASSENGERS.
See one of North Carolina's most dramatic mountain scenes. Chimney Rock as never never before, soaring high above the village of Chimney Rock, NC.
Fly over beautiful Lake Lure, Lake Lure Beach and the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. Lake Lure, the filming location of the original movie, Dirty Dancing.
Fly over The Grand Canyon of North Carolina", located within the Pisgah National Forest. The Linville River is approximately 1,400 feet below the ridge. Absolutely a natural wonderland flight!
Fly over the beautiful Biltmore House mansion, built by George Washington Vanderbilt. See the largest privately owned house in the United States. Seeing this incredible estate from the air will surely inspire a visit to see the mansion and grounds on foot. A spectacular tour!
Circumnavigate this incredible granite rock mountain as it rises almost 4,000 feet from it's valley floor. See breathtaking panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountains of Transylvania County, NC.
Soar over the beautiful , historic city of Asheville, NC, with views of the Grove Park Inn, the French Broad River, downtown Asheville and the surrounding area. See this historic city nesselled in with endless mountain views and natural beauty.
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 !
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 & 2:00 PM (weather and scheduling permitted).
Enjoy exciting Helicopter rides in Greenville SC. Our Introduction to Helicopter Flight is an incredible, affordable 7 to 10 minute 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. (Children under 24 months old ride FREE , but must sit in parent's lap) "Walk Up Tours" depart from the South Ramp Helicopter pad, located adjacent to the Runway Park and Runway Cafe, located at 21 Airport Road Extension, Greenville, SC 29607.
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.)
Spring is almost here! Check out this website each week for notification of our next planned Saturday Walk Up Tours , located adjacent to The Runway Cafe on the South Ramp of the Greenville Downtown Airport. Also look for the signs at the airport observation parking lots. COME JOIN THE FUN! Call Michelle at (864) 704-4312 if you would like to "reserve a time.
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Don't want to wait too late to schedule the "Most incredible Date" with that special person in your life. Forget the candlelights. Make him or her weak in the knees, flying low together, just over the trees. Call Michelle today at (864) 498-1600 or (864) 704-4312 , to schedule your Tour.
Only $200 - Includes an incredible 20 minute tour for two over Paris Mountain and Beautiful Downtown Greenville, Box of sweets, and a photograph taken by a professional photographer! This is truly a heart throbbing date of dates!!
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