Chicago Skyline Helicopter Tour: Private 45-Minute Experience
4.8
112 Ratings
Schaumburg

This exclusive tour permits you along with two of your companions (making up a group of 3 passengers) to enjoy the exhilarating experience of a 45-minute guided flight over the city of Chicago. The quoted price covers all 3 passengers which is a more economical option considering other service providers charge on an individual basis.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • United Center - Fly over the home of the Chicago Bulls!
  • Soldier Field - See where the Chicago Cubs play from the sky.
  • Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower - Pass by this iconic 108-story tower.
  • Grant Park - Fly past this beautiful urban park, home to Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Campus.
  • Millennium Park - Home of Cloud Gate aka “The Bean”
  • John Hancock Center - Fly past this 100-story skyscraper and home to the 360 Chicago observation deck.
  • Navy Pier - See the famous Centennial Wheel from the sky.
  • Wrigley Field - Home of the Chicago Cubs!
What's Included
  • Noise-cancelling headsets
  • Complimentary photography by pilots
  • Free parking
  • All fees and taxes included
  • Live onboard commentary
Additional Information
  • Each passenger must weight less than 260 pounds (Aircraft structural weight and balance limit)
Location
Schaumburg Regional Airport
West Irving Park Road
Meet at the passenger waiting area downstairs at the Schaumburg Regional Airport below Pilot Pete's restaurant. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time. Adult passengers 18 and older must show valid identification in order to travel.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(112 Ratings)
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Olesia
Jan 1, 2024
Amazing flying! - Amazing experience! The best way to see whole city! I’m very grateful our pilot for patient and choosing best time for flying! Definitely recommend!
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408giangl
Oct 29, 2023
Amazing flight!!!!11 - Tommy is an amazing pilot. He is very skillful and friendly with great smile. We had a wonderful experience seeing Chicago in the beautiful Fall from above. We will go back again! We highly recommend Tommy to everyone! Giang Lam
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Hope_j
Oct 8, 2023
Excellent! A must do. - The helicopter tour was amazing! Our pilot Tommy was excellent and fun. He took plenty of pictures beforehand and did a great job of pointing out areas we flew over. Highly recommend!!
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Angel_d
Sep 1, 2023
Highly Recommend - It was an amazing time…..even if your scared of heights I highly recommend you still go, won’t regret it.
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Katrina_f
Jul 31, 2023
Wrigleville - Flying over Wriggle Field - Where many family memories were made in the stadium and now over, Go Cubs !
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Linglingmason
Jul 16, 2023
A New Perspective of the City I love - I booked this for my boyfriends 30th birthday and we had an amazing time. I was a little worried, with the sudden return of the Canadian wild fire smoke, that it would ruin the tour but it didn't. There was limited visibility to/from downtown but once we were downtown, we could still see everything clearly. Take off is from the Schaumburg Regional Airport. Parking is feew and there were clear signs to passengers waiting area. Went through some quick rules and then hit the tarmac for a short walk to the helicopter. As far as attire goes, I would not recommend wearing heals (was my original plan since we were going out to dinner after). It's a bit of a "climb" in (I'm 5' 1") but managable; however, for any elderly person this may be difficult. The backseat area is small so if you're claustrophobic this will probably be a problem but the from passenger seat is much more spacious and has more visibility. There is no AC but there are small windows that you can open on both sides. There are noise canceling headphones with a mic so you can still communicate with eachother. Our pilot was Chuck was great. Nice, friendly guy. Took some nice pictures of us standing outside the helicopter before the flight. Take off and landing was smooth to my surprise (compared to planes - this was my first time on a helicopter). Would I do it again? Absolutely.
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Daniel_w
Jun 20, 2023
awesome experience - the pilot tommy was so cool, friendly, personal and gave us world class customer service. it’s not everyday we do something like this it may be everyday he flies, but i can’t thank him enough for being so nice to me and my 7 year old daughter the whole time. felt like family
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Maurice_j
Aug 6, 2023
Great flight! - I like the time the instructor took to point out interesting parts of the city. The best part we’re the views of downtown Chicago!
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Devante_f
Jul 14, 2023
Didn’t get what I paid for - We took off at least 40 min before they time slot I paid for also the noise cancellation was dead so I couldn’t really enjoy it because it was so loud I couldn’t talk to my wife or point out things I seen because the headphones was dead so we couldn’t communicate…it just felt very rushed
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Earnest_a
Jun 10, 2023
Conquered my fear - The scenery was beautiful downtown The driver was very professional, and willing to teach anything you wanted to know during the process
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