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The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter

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    What to Expect
    The National Park Tour is the grand daddy of them all! With over forty years flying in the Smoky Mountain National Park Scenic Helicopter Tours knows how to make it a special experience you are sure to never forget! The best part of this flight is the value, with the National Park including all of our mountain flights and then some. Taking off over historic downtown Sevierville you are instantly greeted with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. The flight continues over the strip of Pigeon Forge while taking in all the sights of the surrounding areas as you move southbound to Gatlinburg. Once over Gatlinburg you will head west far and away from civilization into the National Park itself! Get your camera ready as this is a very popular area to view wildlife with an unrestricted birds eye view! You will fly over the stunning Sugarland Valley, Fighting Creek Gap and into the Elkmont area of the park. With views of Mount Leconte, Clingmans Dome, and Cove Mountain you will round out of the Elkmont area and follow the Little River to Metcalf Bottoms and on to the sparsely developed areas of the always beautiful Wears Valley and Walden's Creek. The National Park flight route then falls in line with the route of the exciting Ridge Runner tour and crosses over Bluff Mountain and into the Tennessee Valley. As you follow along Bluff Mountain you will fly over the rolling foothills of Sevier County towards the Scenic Heliport. This flight covers a 50 mile flight route with an average flight time of 25 minutes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Scenic Helicopter Tours
    • 25 minute/50 mile Helicopter Flight with views of Smoky Mountain National Park
    • Professional Guide/Pilot
    • Headsets to communicate with each other and the pilot will provide a informative narration of the flight.
    • Entry/Admission - Great Smoky Mountain National Park
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My grandmother and I had an amazing time! My grandmother was worried about getting into the helicopter but Simon and Raz were great about getting us in and out! Our pilot Tony was very informative and friendly!
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    First time ever in a helicopter!! Awesome way to see the fall leaves and mountains. Lindsay was a great tour guide.. We highly recommend...
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    This was a gift for my husband who loves all things aviation. I'm terribly afraid of heights, so I stressed over this. Tony was our pilot. My husband sat upfront with him. It was such a smooth 25 minute flight. We took a ride over Niagara Falls 20 yrs ago & we both remember it
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    Response from lcenter333, Owner at The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
    Responded 1 week ago
    We are so happy that we were able to be apart of such a wonderful experience for you and your husband. I will be sure to let Tony know how much you enjoyed the tour! We always appreciate the feedback so thank you for sharing your experience with us and we are looking forward to your next visit!
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    We were very nervous to try this as neither of us had flew in a helicopter but the team there made us feel very comfortable. The ride was smooth and breathtakingly beautiful. It was a great end to our first anniversary trip, I can’t wait to do it again!
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    Response from lcenter333, Owner at The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make such a special trip even more memorable. I am happy my staff was able to put you at ease and be so accommodating to your needs. Happy anniversary and we hope you come back to see us soon!
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    Literally the best part of our vacation! The scenes were well worth every penny. Sean, our pilot, was wonderful and knowledgeable and took us on the most beautiful flight we have ever been on! Everyone should do this flight! Especially in the fall with the colors changing in the
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    Response from lcenter333, Owner at The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for your feedback, I will be sure to tell Sean how much you enjoyed the tour! He is very skilled and knowledgeable, so happy he was able to make your experience one to remember.
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