By Zip Aviation 04 Aug, 2016

The Agusta Westland 109 SP Grand New (AW109SP) is the premium, latest-generation light twin engine helicopter equipped with the latest global navigation satellite system for all-weather operations. Thanks to its low noise, and low vibration technology, passengers on board of the AW109SP will enjoy the smoothest flight experience, surrounded by the highest level of comfort of the aircraft's luxurious and spacious cabin.

By Zip Aviation 18 Jul, 2016
It doesn't get any more romantic than the New York City Skyline!
Zip Aviation teamed up with Ever After Proposals  to provide the perfect, unforgettable, and most romantic marriage proposal experience. 
By Zip Aviation 18 Jul, 2016

NEW YORK, NY –   Zip Aviation today announced that it has reached an agreement partnering with the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) to provide helicopter charters to the highly anticipated Championship tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey July 25 – 31. Zip Aviation prides themselves on providing the safest helicopter services in the tri-state area with first class customer service.


Zip Aviation is happy to be working with the 2016 PGA Championship to provide on-site access to the Major tournament. Working in conjunction with the PGA, Zip Aviation will be able to provide helicopter service directly to and from Baltusrol, giving golf fans access to premium corporate hospitality venues at the PGA Championship.


As part of the partnership, Zip Aviation has exclusive rights to land on the Club’s property, leaving only a short walk for helicopter passengers to watch their favorite professionals tee off. Zip Aviation and PGA are offering individual and group Champions Club tickets with access to the exclusive tent. The Champions Club tent includes food, beverage, open bar, VIP table seating, and widescreen TVs with viewing pass access to the Hole 4 grandstand.


“We are excited as a local community to have the PGA Championships here and hope to provide them with the most elite helicopter service. This can only have a positive impact on both golf and aviation, exposing regular helicopter travelers to golf and the most loyal golf fans to helicopter services,” said , Itai Shoshani, Founder and Chief Pilot, Zip Aviation.


Helicopter charters are also available to those fans who already have golf tickets, and Zip Aviation is offering custom quotes for those with custom needs. Zip Aviation operates a fleet of Bell helicopters with advanced navigation, safety, weather, and warning systems. For more information or to book a reservation, please contact Zip Aviation at 866ZIPOVER or


About Zip Aviation

Zip Aviation offers helicopter tours, charters, and aerial photography/videography services to locals and visitors in the New York City area. Zip Aviation maintains a clean safety record and operates out of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport seven days a week, 365 days a year.  

By Zip Aviation 28 Jun, 2016

New York, NY - Zip Aviation today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor ® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.  Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

"We are so happy to receive the Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year in a row.  Management and staff have worked hard to please customers on a daily basis and earn an excellent reputation among the helicopter tour industry.  Safety and customer service are our highest priorities, and we look forward to continuing to serve the residents and visitors of New York City," said Meagan Dooley, Director of Marketing, Zip Aviation. 

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

About Zip Aviation

Zip Aviation offers helicopter tours, charters, and aerial photography/videography services to locals and visitors in the New York City area. Zip Aviation maintains a clean safety record and operates out of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport seven days a week, 365 days a year.  

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide. 

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016

***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

By Zip Aviation 25 Nov, 2015

New York, NY – Zip Aviation announced today it will offer $10 off per customer on any  helicopter  tour of New York City (NYC) Black Friday November 27th through Cyber Monday November 30, 2015.  To get the discount, customers must call the reservations line at (212) 422-1700 or toll-free at (866) ZIP-OVER to request the specific flight date.

3 types of NYC Helicopter Tours

Zip Aviation offers three public helicopter tours of NYC called the  Liberty Harbor  tour lasting 12 to 15 minutes,  Big City  tour lasting 18 to 20 minutes, and  Grand Island  tour lasting 25 to 30 minutes.  All three helicopter tours take off from and land at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on Pier 6, East River.

The Liberty Harbor tour flies over the Buttermilk Channel between Brooklyn and Governor’s Island, around the Statue of Liberty, past Ellis Island, and north up the Hudson River past One World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Times Square, U.S.S. Intrepid, and Central Park.  It turns back south in the middle of the Hudson River abeam Central Park to see the sites again heading southbound.  The Big City tour takes the same route, but continues north up the Hudson River, over the George Washington Bridge, past Yankee Stadium, Columbia University, Grant’s Tomb, the Bronx, then turns back southbound near the Palisades Cliffs in New Jersey.  The Grand Island tour takes the same route as the Big City, but before the Statue of Liberty detours south to the Verrazano Bridge and Coney Island.

Ready to take advantage of these great holiday tour deals?

The public helicopter tours fit four to six people per helicopter.  Private helicopter tours can be arranged for the same FAA-approved routes or private charters are available to detour from that route.  The heliport mandates a $30 per person heliport fee.  To book a helicopter tour or charter, please call Zip Aviation reservations at (212) 422-1700 or email . Happy Thanksgiving!

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