Helicopter Tours

Chicago Pilot Experience

Chicago Pilot Experience

One Passenger Per Flight

The Chicago Pilot Experience offers an adventure unlike any other as you are seated in the cockpit with your certified flight Instructor and in control of your own city flight.  The experience begins as you arrive at Vertiport Chicago’s world class facility in downtown Chicago.  After check in, your instructor will take you through a 30 minute pre flight review to go over safety and critical instruction points to take control in the air.  Once you have been signed out of the pre flight review, you will board the Enstrom 280FX equipped with two sets of controls.  You and your instructor will share the cockpit and the controls as you head into your adventure.  As you embark into the skyline, your instructor will turn the controls over to you to complete your in flight experience over the city.  As an added memory, you will be able to purchase a special souvenir video of your Chicago Pilot Experience.  Total experience is 1 hour and includes 30 minute pre flight review and instruction and 20-30 minutes in flight.


$390 / per person

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  • In cockpit with Instructor
  • Willis (Sears) Tower
  • Millennium Park
  • Magnificent Mile
  • And more!
Important Information
  • Minimum age 16 and above.
  • Everyone 16 and over must present a valid ID to board.
  • Only 1 passenger allowed in helicopter with pilot instructor.
  • Maximum per seat capacity is 250lbs. Passengers will be weighed before boarding.
  • Flight time is approximately 20-30 min based on uncontrollable factors such as flight patterns, weather and boarding time.
  • Fly-overs of sports stadiums restricted on game days and other designated no fly dates, such as events or concerts.
  • Additional heliport fees of $10/person apply and are payable at the time of purchase.
Amazing Chicago Landmarks You Will See
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