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Scenic Helicopter Tours in Pigeon Forge, TN

1965 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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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 Pigeon Forge 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.

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 roling 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 will extend 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

Mounain 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 wil 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: You will 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

8 Reviews sorted by:
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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Susan G.
Jerusalem, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great fun!"
March, 2015
What a fantastic view... My only regret was not opting to pay for the longer ride. Seemed as if we had just went up and it was time to land. But, for the price I wouldn't of expected much more.
Tip: Get the headset, we did and it was nice to block the noise and hear our pilot Travis. Also pay for the longest ride possible, it's so cool up there!

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sasha_cortes
Tampa, Florida
"Excellent experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 31, 2016 NEW
It was a great experience. Our first time on a helicopter and We can't wait to do it again. Wonderful staff.. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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christgirl1991
Maquoketa, Iowa
"Great Ride, Great Views. A MUST for everyone!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2016 NEW
I can not tell you how much fun we had doing the helicopter ride!!! We choose to do the extended lake view and it was gorgeous!!! Our pilot was amazing and friendly, and really the entire staff was great!! I had so much fun as well as my mom and my 5 year old!! I will definitely be doing this again if I'm ever in the area!!! I also highly recommend adding the head gear, it makes the experience that much more awesome!
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daisymae12
york, pennsylvania
"Wonderful adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2016 NEW
Took the family for a ride on the Ridge Runner tour. From the beginning, when we received our safety briefing from Gavin, all through the tour with our pilot Travis, we had an excellent time. Travis was funny and kept us informed of everything that was going on and what we were seeing. The flight was very smooth and the first timers in the group (the 2 ladies) were quite impressed. I highly recommend that anyone going to this area take the time to visit these people. Very professional and fun to be around.
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howardroger
Sandy Hook, Kentucky
"Awesome staff (Isaac), especially the pilot (Annie)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2016 NEW
Very friendly and accommodating people to deal with, by far the best helicopter ride in the area....
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Anonymous
"Amazing "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2016 NEW
This was my first helicopter tour. My husband and I took the Scenic Tour. The views were breathtaking. Our pilot Savannah was great. She was knowledgable about the places and an excellent pilot. I would definitely recommend this tour. We will be back!

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.