$199 Per Person

2 Passenger Minimum

50-Mile Tour

See Chimney Rock

Superb Mountain Backdrop

Amazing scenic views

Chimney Rock, Lake Lure Tour and the Blue Ridge Foothills

This tour takes you northeast toward Fairview. Fly over Hickory Nut Gap and the Florence Nature Preserve toward beautiful Lake Lure with views of Lake Lure and Lake Lure Dam. Be sure to look for The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa, featured in the film “Dirty Dancing”. As you turn you’ll pass by Chimney Rock, a 315-foot spire overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. The tour continues over the valley and along Raven Rock Mountain and the Continental Divide in the Appalachian Mountains on your return to the airport.

Trip Details

The Specifics


$199 per person

Time & availability

From 9 am until sunset, every 30 minutes. Thursday – Sunday, year round.

Meeting point

All of our tours depart from

240 Wright Brothers Way

Fletcher, NC 28732

What to bring

  • You don’t need to bring anything apart from your camera/cell phone for taking videos and photos.
  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and dark-colored clothing for taking better photos.
  • Light-colored clothing reflects on the transparent windows and can cause undesirable flares in your photos. This is why it is recommended to wear dark clothing when riding in a helicopter.

Our staff

  • A welcome receptionist to greet you and get you started
  • A safety & boarding attendant
  • A professional photographer
  • One passionate, informative, FAA certified pilot

Additional points of interest

  • Hickory Nut Gorge
  • Lake Lure and Lake Lure Dam
  • Chimney Rock
  • Raven Rock Mountain

What to Look Forward to

Unrivaled views of the the Blue Ridge Parkway & Pisgah National Forest

Sweeping vistas of the beautiful North Carolina mountain ranges below

Enjoy unobstructed, panoramic vistas from our comfortable helicopter

Good to Know

  • This tour can accommodate up to 3 passengers
  • For parties of 1 to 3 passengers, there is a maximum per seat weight limit of 300lbs (total combined weight not to exceed 550 lbs.) If any one guest weighs more than 300lbs call for more information (828) 820-5007
  • Note: FAA regulations require that all passengers be weighed at check-in. Only the flight crew will have access to passenger weights, and all information will be kept confidential.
  • Customers will receive a full refund within 24 hours of notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone (828-820-5007) to cancel or inquire about a cancellation(opens in a new tab). No-shows will be charged the full price.
  • Noise-canceling headphones with full group communications are included with this tour.
  • Tour team gratuities are not included.

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