Scenic Helicopter Tours Pigeon Forge

Scenic Helicopter Tours Pigeon Forge1949 Winfield Dunn ParkwaySevierville, TN 37876
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Pigeon Forge helicopter rides offer stunning views of the Smokies and surrounding areas from above! See a beautiful panorama of the Smoky Mountains, French Broad River, Douglas Lake, Bluff Mountain, the Chilhowee Mountain Range, downtown Gatlinburg, and more. Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of flights that are ideal for families and nature lovers!

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Good To Know

  • The pilots are very knowledgeable about local history and will keep you informed throughout your entire flight.
  • Flying since 1972.
  • Breathtaking views of Smokies.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Wear darker clothes for better photos.
  • Great for all ages.
  • Souvenir photos available.


from Scenic Helicopter Tours
Take in breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains with Scenic Helicopter Tours, located in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! Their family-friendly tours offer a unique vantage point to marvel at stunning landscapes, vibrant fall foliage, and serene mountain vistas.

With a commitment to safety and an exceptional customer experience, Scenic Helicopter Tours' skilled pilots guide you through the skies, providing insightful commentary. Their aircraft can accommodate up to six passengers at a time.

As one of the only helicopter tour operators permitted to fly over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of tour packages, ranging from introductory flights to extensive aerial adventures that showcase the best of the Smokies.

Tour Packages
French Broad River View: This flight takes you over the French Broad River and rolling hills of Sevier County. From 1,200 feet you will see a beautiful panorama of the Great Smoky Mountains. This flight covers 8 Miles.

Lake View Tour: Our Lake View tour takes you past the French Broad River and out to Douglas Lake, a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight takes you to an altitude of about 1,500 feet, providing a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains to the South. Along the route you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pasture land. As you approach the Lake, you’ll fly next to Douglas Dam. Your flight time will be about 6 minutes depending upon wind and weather conditions.

Extended Lake Tour: Extending beyond the Lake View flight, this tour flies directly over Douglas Dam and across Douglas Lake, nationally renowned for both largemouth bass and crappie fishing. In summer, enjoy sun-glistening views of the water and people enjoying their time on the lake, while winter reveals majestic views of exposed islands and coves.

As your flight heads southwest, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance. On this flight, the helicopter climbs to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for greater visibility of the national park. This flight covers about 16 miles.

Mountain Valley Tour: Departing toward the lower foothills and Bluff Mountain, this tour offers an amazing view of the Smoky Mountains. Covering 24 miles, the tour duration is approximately 12 minutes depending upon wind and weather conditions.

Ridge Runner Tour: This is a newly named "classic" tour flies over the Chilhowee Mountain Range and lesser developed areas, offering views of historic downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in the distance, along with mountains, ridges, and valleys.

Gatlinburg Mountain Tour: Soar high above the foothills and lots of undeveloped mountains. This flight offers views of Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge too. A breathtaking experience! This tour covers 36 miles with a duration of about 18 minutes.

Lake to Mountains Tour: Perfect for those wanting both lake and mountain views in one fabulous flight, this tour flies across Douglas Dam and along the western shore of Douglas Lake, then heads southwest with the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance. The tour continues over Sevierville and up to the crest of Cove Mountain at the National Park boundary line, with spectacular views of Wears Valley. This tour covers 50 miles, with a duration of about 25 minutes.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking an unforgettable outing, Scenic Helicopter Tours promises an unparalleled Tennessee adventure.

*Tour times are approximate and dependent on winds and weather conditions. *All flight routes are weather permitting.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic Helicopter Tours

How many people do the helicopters at Scenic Helicopter Tours hold?

Scenic Helicopter Tours' fleet consists of three different types of helicopters that can accommodate from 2 to 6 passengers depending upon the aircraft.

What time should I arrive for my scheduled flight?

Please arrive about 20 to 30 minutes prior to flight time to allow time for the safety briefing.

Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit. Children ages 23 months and under qualify as a lap child. So, if you don’t mind them riding in your lap, they can ride at no extra charge.

Can persons with disabilities take a flight?

Absolutely! One of their biggest thrills is to enable those who cannot hike the back country trails to still enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains area.

What should I bring?

You don’t need to bring anything apart from your camera for taking video and photos. You may also bring your cellphone for taking photos. We also 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.

Where do Scenic Helicopter Tours depart?

Scenic Helicopter Tours' heliport is located at 1949 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee. Look for the big yellow helicopter.

Is there a weight limit?

Max passenger / per-seat weight limit is 300 lbs. Passengers exceeding 300 lbs. can still be accommodated in the Bell Jet or Long Ranger aircraft. An additional fee may apply, payable directly to Scenic Helicopter Tours on the day of the tour. Per FAA regulations and in the interest of passenger safety, all passengers must be weighed at check-in. Only the flight crew will have access to passenger weights, and all information will be kept confidential.

Is it appropriate to tip the pilot?

Pilot gratuities are accepted and greatly appreciated.

Can pets come along for the ride?

No. FAA regulations strictly prohibit animals on board any helicopter flight.