The Areas Only Approved Flights Over the Great Smoky Mountains

Delve Into the Local History

Explore Seldom-Seen Areas

Spot Native Wildlife

Great Smoky Mountains Helicopter Tours

On our Smoky Mountains tours, you’ll have the opportunity to fly over downtown Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. You’ll have unrivaled views of Elkmont, Blanket Mountain, Meigs Mountain, Tremont, and Thunderhead while your knowledgeable and friendly pilot will share history, local stories, and legends of the Smoky Mountains. Take a look at our selection of tours below and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

2-6 people

Cross the Bluff Mountain & Tennessee Valley

50-Mile Tour

2-6 people

Explore Seldom-Seen Areas

65-Mile Tour

2-6 people

Explore the Great Smoky Mountains

90-Mile Tour

2-6 per Flight

Extended Douglas Lake Flight

110 Miles / 1 Hour

2-6 people

Private Setting

Total Experience (90min to 2hr)

2-4 people

Breathtaking Scenery

110-Mile Tour

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tenn – The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed an air tour management plan for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on December 3, 2022. The plan establishes measures to protect park resources including natural and cultural resources, preservation of wilderness character, and visitor experience.
The air tour management plan protects national park resources and values by providing continued education and management oversight.

The plan authorizes up to 946 air tours per year on six defined routes conducted over the park and up to ½-mile outside the park’s boundary at an altitude above 2,600 feet. Scenic Helicopter Tours are currently the only operator authorized to perform these flights.