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Independence Helicopters
Office 9800 Ashton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Cross Street: Grant Avenue
Hours Of Operation
Our facility and aircraft are located in the City Hangar behind a secure gate not accessable to the public. For a tour of our facility and aircraft please contact us and schedule an appointment.

We specialize in helicopter flight training, aerial photography, and City of Philadelphia helicopter tours. Our highly experienced and professional staff is committed to providing the highest level of service and training possible. Independence Helicopters Service / Flight Training School were created by knowledgeable and experienced Robinson Helicopter Company factory trained pilots. Our Certified Flight Instructors have received their Flight Instructor Certificates directly from the Chief Flight Instructor of the Robinson Helicopter Company.  We operate aircraft that are clean and maintained well above FAA standards. Our helicopters are fully equipped with top of the line equipment. Safety is our number one priority. Whether you need helicopter services, want to become a Professional Pilot, or are just looking for a once in a lifetime experience, Independence Helicopters is Philadelphia`s best choice for professional helicopter services and training.


**Price below does not include sales tax, $5.00 (per tour) fuel surcharge, or gratuity. Please note that departure times for this tour will vary by season and must therefore be calculated during reservation process.


  • Price: $450 for up to 3 people - $375 for 2 or Ride Solo in our R22 for just $225 Departs from Northeast Philadelphia Airport for an approximate thirty minute incredible ride over America`s most historic city. Fly down the Delaware River, over the Battleship New Jersey, eye level around Philadelphia`s Skyline, over top Philadelphia’s Art Museum, Boat House Row and the Philadelphia Zoo.
  • Philadelphia Experience Tour
  • Price: $600 for up to 3 people. Departs from Northeast Philadelphia  Airport for an approximate 1 hour experience that will not be forgotten. Covers all ”Skyline Tour” locations plus Philadelphia’s sports stadiums, a 360-degree loop around the Philadelphia Skyline, then down the Schuylkill River and over to Main Street in Manayunk.
  • Sunset Tour Price:$700 for 2 people, you can add professional photographer to ride along and capture the flight for an additional $100. Depart Northeast Philadelphia Airport and follow the same route as the Philadelphia Experience Tour while having the perfect view of the city while the sun is setting. Only one Philadelphia Sunset Tour is available per day (weather permitting). This is the perfect tour option for romantic or engagement flights. Passengers are welcome to enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne.
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