Helicopter Tours of Uptown Charlotte & Lake Norman

Enjoy a bird’s eye view in the Bell 206 Jet Ranger the world’s most popular helicopter!

Queen City Tour

Depart from Wilson Air Center at Charlotte Douglas International Airport for a breathtaking helicopter flight around Uptown Charlotte. Relax in our Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter while flying over Panther Stadium, The Epicenter and the heart of Charlotte Tryon Street.  You will fly over BB&T Ballpark, Romare Bearden Park and even NASCAR Hall of Fame! Be sure to bring a camera for these spectacular views over the Queen City! This tour will have 4 passengers per flight weight permitting. If you would like a private tour please purchase a Queen City Private Tour.   

$99 per person. Approximate Tour Time: 15- 20 minutes

Lake Norman Tour

Depart from Lake Norman Airpark and take in the beautiful views of the lake. You will see the popular Catawba Queen and Lady on the Lake at Queens Landing, Trump National Golf Course at The Point, Stutts Marina, and you could even see some wake boarders out on the water. With 500 miles of shoreline there is always something to look at. This is truly an amazing tour. This tour will have 4 passengers per flight weight permitting. If you would like a private tour please purchase a Lake Norman Private Tour.   

$99 per person. Approximate Tour Time: 15- 20 minutes

Helicopter Tour Rules:

  • 4 passengers per tour weight permitting no more than 200lbs per passenger
  • A passenger 220 lbs and over is required to purchase an additional seat for helicopter weight and balance safety. Max 300 lbs per passenger
  • Passengers must arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time for a Pre-flight Safety Briefing
  • All tours will have 4 passengers per flight weight permitting. If you would like a private tour please call our office to purchase a Queen City Private Tour or Lake Norman Private Tour.
  • Our Queen City Tour operates out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport which is the 5th busiest airport in the world. In order to maintain our 100% safety record we have to fly as per the instructions of air traffic control to safely conduct flight operations. Our flight times are subject to change due to airport traffic which has over 700 flights a day and can cause airspace delays.
  • All passengers 18 years of age and older must bring a valid photo I.D and their email booking confirmation.
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of flight time or no shows will be assessed full tour charge
  • Please contact us prior to 24 hours to reschedule your tour at no charge.
  • Late passengers will be scheduled for the next availability and will be assessed full tour charge
  • All tours require an advanced reservation. Reservations are done online through our website. To make a reservation please visit our tour page.
  • There are NO refunds. Tours and Gift certificates; however it is good for 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • Tours that are cancelled due to weather/maintenance will be rescheduled at a mutually agreed upon date and time
  • Queen City Helicopters #1 priority is safety. Queen City Helicopters reserves the right to terminate any operation at any time in the interest of safety.

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