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Scenic Helicopter Tours in Pigeon Forge, TN

1949 Winfield Dunn ParkwaySevierville, TN 37876
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$10.00
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Overview

Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of tours with breathtaking views of the Smokies! Choose from 8 different flight packages to see a beautiful panorama of the Smoky Mountains, French Broad River, Douglas Dam Lake, Bluff Mountain, Chilhowee Mountain Range, historic downtown Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. These scenic tours are for those who love nature, as the views are beautiful!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Sevierville Travel Experts
  • The pilots are very knowledgeable about local history and will keep you informed throughout your entire flight.
  • Flying since 1972.
  • Breathtaking views of Smokies.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Wear darker clothes for better photos.
  • 3 or 4 passengers per flight.
  • Great for all ages.
  • Souvenir photos available.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

Joan B.

I recommend the Lake View Tour, which follows the French Broad River to Douglas Dam. There are so many lake and mountain views; be sure to bring your camera!

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Description

from Scenic Helicopter Tours
Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of tours with breathtaking views of the Smokies! Open 9AM - Sunset daily. No weight limit. Our facilities are Handicap accessible. We can accommodate up to 6 passengers at a time. Scenic Helicopter Tours is one of the only helicopter operators allowed to fly into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Upsey Downsy: The name says it all! You will climb to about 500 feet and circle our heliport "Just to get the feel of a helicopter." WE RECOMMEND THE NEXT FLIGHT UP - For a much better value and experience.

Mountain and River View: This flight takes you over the French Broad River and rolling hills of Sevier County. From 1200 feet you will see a beautiful panorama of the Great Smoky Mountains. This flight covers 8 Miles.

Douglas Lake Flight: At 1500 feet above the ground, this flight extends along the French Broad River toward the Douglas Dam Lake area with lots of scenery. 12 miles/flight time about 6 minutes.

Foothills or Extended Lake Flight: You pick on this option - We can fly you out further along the rolling farmland and Douglas Lake area or out toward the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Flight Path is 16 Miles.

Mountain Valley Flight: As you depart from the heliport toward the lower foothills and lots of undeveloped mountains and Bluff Mountain, you’ll be amazed at the view of the Smoky Mountains. 24 miles/Flight time about 12 minutes.

The Ridge Runner: This is a newly named "classic" over the Chilhowee Mountain Range. You will fly over the lessor developed areas. Historic downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge can been seen off in the distance, but mountains, ridges and valley are the highlight of this flight.

Gatlinburg Mountain Tour: Soar high above the foothills and lots of undeveloped mountains. This flight offers views of Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge too. A breathtaking experience! 36 miles/flight time about 18 minutes.

National Park Flight: This flight is perfect for those who love nature as the views are beautiful. This flight covers historic downtown Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before it enters the Great Smoky Mountains National Park over deep valleys and high mountains and shows the heart of the Tennessee side of the park. 50 miles/Flight time about 25 minutes.

All flight routes are weather permitting.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

9 Reviews
Diane C.
1 Review
"Awesome morning flight!"
April, 2017
The best part of our tn visit. My son loved it.
Tip: It was by far the best money I spent this trip. Well worth it. Awesome crew.

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Andrea H.
Tinley Park, IL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic views"
June, 2016
Short but perfect! Just another view to see the beauty of the smokies... First time for all of us in a helicopter and we enjoyed the ride.

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stephanie mccall
tollesboro, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"amazing"
June, 2016
This was my husband and my first time in a helicopter,. The people there were super duper nice,and told us everything we needed to know . The pilot was very knowledgeable, and explained the whole trip . It was worth our time .
Was awesome to spend that first experience with your company . The weather was beautiful , you could see everything from up there . It was the best time my husband had in Tennessee. He has talked about it since we been back home. Thank you all again for the great experience.
Tip: take lots of pictures

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Joni W.
1 Review
"Anniversary getaway"
April, 2016
I enjoyed our mountain tour, my husband Timmy, wasn't as excited as me. The wind was bad, our course had to be rerouted, the pilot made a good call for everyone's safety. He was knowledgable and gave a good tour!

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Barbara Padgett
Chattanooga, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Birhday!!!"
October, 2015
Wanted to do something special for my sons birthday since we seem to be so busy all the time. Thought helicopter ride would be different & fun. Wasn't disappointed, beautiful view & my son enjoyed his birthday & videoed the whole ride. It was Great!
Tip: Be ready to have a good time & bring your camera.

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Ashley Diaz
Ashland, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"An amazing experience"
October, 2015
The staff was so great and informative. We were really comfortable and we had 2 girls under 5! It was so amazing and beautiful, to see all the mountains and the water. The helicopter was smooth as well. I loved it and my husband did too.

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Brian Henderson
Elizabethton, TN
8 Reviews
"AWESOME"
July, 2015
This was an amazing experience. The views were breathtaking and stunning. The pilot was very helpful and knowledgeable. The cost is a little up there but I guess that is to be expected for the type of amenity that it is. WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
Tip: VERY FUN, VIEWS ARE AWESOME!!!!!

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Emily Kelsey
McMinnville, TN
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"great experience!"
April, 2015
The view is amazing. Our pilot was great and we got some good pictures out of it. We will definitely do again.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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barc05
West Grove, Pennsylvania
"Patient with timid flyers"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
My two sons wanted to go on a helicopter ride. The younger one was excited, but nervous. The entire staff was excellent in engaging the kids. They explained the experience, offered to let them sit in the helicopter and they were positive and upbeat. Finally, my younger son’s nervousness overcame his excitement and he said no. There are about a half dozen helicopter tour businesses in the Pigeon Forge Area. They all seem to have comparable equipment and the prices seem to be within a dollar or two. So, this experience hinges on the staff. Scenic Helicopter Tours is the furthest from the main attraction area of Pigeon Forge. Later that day when my younger son said he said he wanted to go back to the helicopters and fly, we willingly drove the additional 10 minutes or so to fly with Scenic Helicopter Tours. My wife later revealed that she, too, was nervous about flying in a helicopter. After her experience, she said all her fear of flying in a helicopter was gone. While I cannot speak for the other helicopter tour companies, I can whole heartily say that Scenic Helicopter Tours was excellent with my timid flyers. I could not imagine that any of the other companies could have done any better, and probably would not have been as good.
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E2722DNangieb
"Awesome time. A must do"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2017 NEW
This was our best experience of the smokey mountains. This was my first time in a helicopter and this is something I will definitely be doing again. The staff and pilots are so nice and reassuring.
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Tonja12
"WOW!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
We did this on a whim and it was the best!! They made me feel very comfortable about flying, I did it as a teenager but now I'm scared of everything LOL. We took my 11 yr old son and my 16 yr old stepson for their first times. Isaac was very helpful in getting us ready and just really nice to my boys. Not to mention our great pilot Jonathon, he flew that helicopter like no ones business. I wasn't scared one time. We all loved it and will probably be back for a longer ride next time.
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suen350
"will be doing it again next time we are there"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
everything about the tour was perfect. from the online booking to the staff that greeted us in the facility and mostly the pilot. She was an awesome person just to talk to and get to know.
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mommy2twins04
"1st time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
Wonderful!!! Would definitely recommend doing this. We will be doing this again. Enjoyed it alot. Pilot was great!!!

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic Helicopter Tours

How many people do the helicopters at Scenic Helicopter Tours hold?
Our helicopter's hold either three (3) or four (4) passengers. We believe in quality rather than quantity, and our helicopters offer the best visibility with all seats facing forward.

How long do the flights last?
To get the times on the flights, you just cut the miles in half. So for example the River Island flight is 8 miles in distance, so the length is 4 minutes. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to flight time to fill out paperwork and ensure on-time flights.

Is there an age limit?
Not at all. Our youngest passenger was 20 days old and the oldest passenger we know of was 102 years old, so if you're in between those ages you are good to go. If you're older or younger, please let us know so we can make note. Children less than 24 months are free.

Can handicapped people take a flight?
Absolutely! One of our biggest thrills is to enable those who cannot hike the back country trails to still enjoy the beauty of our area.

Do you fly over waterfalls?
No, not any longer. The reason is, that most of the waterfalls in the park are very popular destinations for hikers and in order to see them from the helicopter we have to get very low over them. We decided years ago to discontinue this for the hiker's enjoyment of natural quiet, besides the park offers many other awesome views that are virtually untouched by human feet.

Can we take pictures/video from the helicopter during our Scenic Helicopter Tour?
Yes. In fact, it is highly recommended.

Where is Scenic Helicopter Tours located?
The physical location is 1949 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville. 

Is there a weight limit?
Yes.  In one of our aircraft we have a per seat limit of 300lbs.

Can pets come along for the ride?
No. FAA regulations do not allow us to accommodate animals.