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Looking to tour Chicago from above and in style? One of the best and most unique ways to see the Windy City is by taking a helicopter tour. A view of Chicago from the sky is incredible, and seeing the city at various times of the day is also an amazing experience. The city of Chicago has lots of history, unique landmarks and architectural features that are stunning. The helicopter tour companies offer a variety of packages to suit everyone’s needs, and most of the companies also offer additional services such as commercial options and private tour options.
Adrenaline365
801 W. Adams St., Unit 211
Chicago, IL 60607
(888) 992-3736
www.adrenaline365.com

Adrenaline365 offers a few different types of helicopter tours, including a 15-minute tour, a 30-minute tour and a 30-minute tour for two people. Promo codes are also available, making the tours well worth the money. The helicopter tours will take passengers over the city to view the old and new skyscrapers, shopping areas, museums, beaches and much more.

Chicago Helicopter Experience
2420 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608
(855) 414-8687
www.chetours.com

Daytime, twilight and evening helicopter tours are available; private tours are available as well. The heliport is located in the Bridgeport neighborhood and passengers can learn about Chicago’s history in the customer experience center before the tour. Upon returning from the tour, passengers will be e-mailed a digital copy of the photograph taken of them standing in front of the helicopter. The flight path tours are shown on the website.

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(Photo Credit: rotorzen.com)


Rotor Zen Helicopters, Inc.
6150 S. Laramie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
(708) 924-9277
www.rotorzen.com

Rotor Zen Helicopters, Inc. offers a standard 30-minute helicopter tour, and they fly year round from morning to midnight. There are also 30-minute private tours which are well-suited for special occasions such as marriage proposals, birthdays, anniversaries etc. Commercial helicopter services are available as well for activities such as photo and flight films and flight instruction. Rotor Zen Helicopters states that no job is too big or too small.

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Sky Helicopter Ride Chicago
(630) 876-8805
www.chicagoil.skyhelicopterride.com

Sky Helicopter Ride Chicago offers tours that will include views of Navy Pier, Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, Chicago Loop, shopping areas and many more notable attractions and features — there are so many wonderful aspects of Chicago to view that one tour may not be enough. There are also services offered such as charters, custom projects, lift work and aerial photography. Take a look at the website or call the number listed for more information and to make reservations.

AM Air Service
1340 Pearson Road
Green Oaks, IL 60048
(847) 602-1888
www.amairservice.com

AM Air Service offers a variety of tours including a downtown Chicago tour, golf packages and lunch or dinner excursions to Wisconsin. Commercial services are available along with executive express services. Be sure to check out the website for detailed information on all the interesting tours this company offers.

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