Top 10 Adventure Flight Tours in the United States
There are some pretty amazing adventure flight tours in the United States. With sights such as Hawaii, Alaska, Niagara Falls, National Parks and several breathtaking coastal lines, there’s no shortage of flight tour options.
Here are some of the top adventure flight tours in the United States:
Pearl Harbor Adventure Flight Tour
The Pearl Harbor Experience is the perfect way to relive history. Your experience begins as a member of the Aviation Detachment – on December 10th, 1941 three days after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. History comes alive once you receive your simulated Classified Intelligence Brief, similar to what you may have experienced in 1941, to assist you in your Route-Reconnaissance and Battle Damage Assessment mission. Then execute a Battle Damage Reconnaissance flight aboard the venerable U.S. Navy (AT-6) that many WWII Aviation Cadets experienced early in their training. See Pearl Harbor and O‘ahu from the air as the Army and Navy airmen saw it. Fly the same routes the Japanese attackers used. The sights, sounds and smells of the military aircraft with its radial engine provide the experience of a lifetime. Collect critical Tactical and Strategic Intelligence on the Pearl Harbor attack to aid the G-2’s Battle Damage Assessment, Current U.S. Force Posture, and Defensive Realignment of Hawaiian Region.
Learn more about the Pearl Harbor Warbirds Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.
Hawaiian Lava Tour
Paradise Helicopter’s premier air adventure, Experience Hawai‘i, explores all five volcanoes, hidden white and black sand beaches, lush waterfalls cascading down 2,000-foot valley walls, breathtaking coastlines and 11 different climate zones.
Upon departure from Kona Airport, you will overfly the world-famous Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualālai and Mauna Loa. Learn about the unique history, geology, and culture of the Big Island through a special two-way communication system that lets you ask the questions and get to you know your pilot. During the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tour section if the flight, you’ll start the hunt for red, hot lava at Kīlauea, the world’s most active volcano. In winter, you’ll see snow atop Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Watch for the sun glinting off the handful of astronomical observatories positioned on Mauna Kea, where scientists have the best earth-bound views of the universe. Then, you will head toward East Hawai‘i’s lush rainforests and the incomparable Kohala valleys. The views here are so spectacular that even our pilots, who see them on a daily basis, often say this area is their favorite hidden gem to share with visitors and guests. Rounding out your trip, you’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of iconic beaches, including Hāpuna Beach and Kua Bay, consistently voted as some of the best beaches in the world, on your return to Kona.
Learn more at Paradise Helicopters.
Sedona Air Adventure Tour
Sedona Air Tours offer several different air tours of the majestic red rocks of Sedona. Choose the Ancient’s Way tour to experience a flight deep into the back canyons and forest of Sedona viewing formations rarely seen by even the most avid hiker.
Stop in mid-air to view ancient ruins of a bygone civilization perched 800 feet above the canyon floor in a hidden cliff alcove just below the rim of the mountain plateau.
Learn more at Sedona Air Tours.
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Hot Air Ballon Over Niagara Fallas
As the exclusive hot air balloon company to launch from within Letchworth State Park, Balloons Over Letchworth offers unique and spectacular views of the waterfalls, gorge, and scenery of the “Grand Canyon of the East”. Between the breath taking regions of Niagara Falls and Finger Lakes, Balloons Over Letchworth hot air balloon rides promise to be the thrill of a lifetime.
Learn more at Balloons Over Letchworth.
San Juan Islands Scenic Flight
For the ultimate seaplane sightseeing experience, spend a couple hours experiencing “a day in the life” of a Kenmore Air seaplane pilot as you ride along on a round-trip flight to the spectacular San Juan Islands. Make at least one and possibly more stops in the islands as passengers embark and disembark before returning to Seattle. As the skyscrapers of the city come into view on approach back into Lake Union, you’ll have made Northwest memories that will last a lifetime. Fares include tax and current fuel surcharge, if any. (Please note the San Juan Islands Scenic Tour is not narrated and does not offer the chance to disembark on the islands.)
Learn more at: http://www.kenmoreair.com/flights/scenic-flight-tours/
Dry Tortugas Sightseeing Flight
The Florida Keys do not end in Key West. The chain of islands that make up the Florida Keys continue for a further 70 miles. The Keywest Seaplane Adventure flight route takes you due west, over the island chain. Your destination, Dry Tortugas National Park, lies in the blue/green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and is the true end of the Keys. The next point of land would be Mexico.
In Keywest Adventure seaplanes everyone gets a window seat and a headset. The flight is narrated throughout, and with your pilot as your personal tour guide, it is a low altitude sight-seeing flight you will never forget. In fact, there are as many passengers whose sole purpose of going to the Dry Tortugas is to experience their airplane ride.
Immediately after take off, you get a birds-eye view of Key West and the historic downtown and harbor area. Learn more at http://keywestseaplanecharters.com/DryTortugas-Sightseeing-Flight/
Mackinac Island Flight Tour
Great Lakes Air is a full service FBO offering safe and affordable passenger and freight charter service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island and the surrounding areas for over thirt years.
Learn more at http://www.greatlakesair.net/
Maine’s Coast and Acadia National Park
Cruise over coastal Maine at 1,200 feet with Maine Coastal Flights and spot lighthouses, shorelines, cliff bluffs and islands from a bird’s-eye view. Cruisers can spot their vessel from the air as the aircraft passes over Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the perimeter of Mount Desert Island.
Learn more at: http://www.acadiaairtours.com/
Glacier Landings in Alaska
Flying anywhere in Alaska is an experience unlike any other. Go on a Denali flightseeing tour to see one of the great mountain ranges on earth. Over six million acres of mile high granite gorges, ancient blue glaciers and endless icy peaks.
Add a glacier landing to a flightseeing tour to walk among the great peaks and experience an environment known only to mountaineers.
Learn more at Talkeetna Air Taxi, the Glacier Landing Company since 1947.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Pilots who fly over Canyonlands National Park their entire lives say they can never grow tired of it. There are few things that compare to seeing the sheer size and shapes that nature carved into the Earth.
These scenic tours takes you over two of the nations most popular national parks – Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. See all of the great geographical anomalies in both of these parks and learn the unique history from a highly trained pilot as you soar over arches, canyons, and rivers. Learn more at Redtail Aviation.
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
Experience an immersive two hour adventure that allows you to relive history as a Naval Aviator and fly Pearl Harbor like it was on December 10th, 1941. Learn more about the Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.