Up, Up and Away!

Recently it was my 30th Birthday (yes, I can no longer say I’m in my twenties or tick the 25-29 age range on some forms) and my wonderful girlfriend surprised me with a helicopter tour of Manhattan.

You board downtown just past the Financial District at the Manhattan Heliport. It was my first time in a chopper so the experience was all new to me; you have to provide your weight so they can distribute the load depending on the size of the helicopter. We were in a four seater so it wasn’t too full J 

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It was a strange feeling when we set off, hovering to begin with and then ascending at quite a rate, I was surprised how fast we got up above the skyscrapers. 

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Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty are the first landmarks you see. Seeing the skyline from that height was something else: 

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When you get up to the top of Central Park you bank to turn around and those who may not be fond of heights should probably close their eyes J:

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On the way back we flew over our apartment building and I managed to catch this great pic…one for the photo album:

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Overall, it was a great experience and certainly a 30th birthday to remember!

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