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.
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.