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Price:             $139 per person

Tour Name:  Winterfest Night Flight

Dates:    Available through February 15, 2021

Flight Length:  30 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Sevierville & Pigeon Forge

Experience the magic of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with our Winterfest Night Flight. This flight takes you over the cities of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge for a one-of-a-kind view of the spectacular Winterfest lights. On your way, you'll see the millions of twinkling lights of Dollywood and The Island below. This is the PERFECT view of Winterfest without sitting through traffic!



Price:                 $29  Per Person

Tour Name:       River Ride




Flight Length:  8 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  French Broad River

Our River Ride takes you over the French Broad River, where you will see Douglas Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. From 1,200 feet above the ground you have a great bird’s eye view of the surrounding area that includes farmland and lakefront property. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities.


Scenic Helicopters is open from 9AM to Sunset daily. We offer headsets to communicate with each other and the pilot will provide a informative narration of the flight.



Price:                $39 Per Person

Tour Name:     Lake View Tour




Flight Length: 12 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Douglas Lake Area of Sevier County

Our Lake View tour takes you past the French Broad River and out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is 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 Douglas Lake, you’ll fly next to Douglas Dam.





Flight Length:  16 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Sevier County and Douglas Lake Area


Price:             $55 Per Person

Tour Name:  Extended Lake Tour


Fly past the French Broad River and out to beautiful Douglas Lake, a 34,000-acre manmade lake with over 550 miles of shoreline. This flight takes you to an altitude of about 1,500 feet, providing a superb view of the Smoky Mountains to the South. Along the way 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, a hydroelectric facility constructed in 1942-1943 at the height of World War II.



Price:             $55  Per Person

Tour Name:   Foothills Tour




Flight Length:  16 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Sevierville and Surrounding Area

The Foothills Flight departs to the south towards the mountains, combining views of historic downtown Sevierville, Bluff Mountain and the Smoky Mountain's main mountain range.  As your flight returns to the heliport you will have an aerial view of Douglas Lake ahead. Remember to bring your camera!



Price:             $79 Per Person

Tour Name:   MT. Valley Tour




Flight Length:  24 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Sevierville and Bluff Mountain

Our first dedicated mountain flight. This tour is very popular with groups wanting to see more of the area’s natural beauty. This flight offers great views of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and of course Bluff Mountain. As you take off on your flight out to Bluff Mountain and begin soaring over the Tennessee Valley, you are greeted with stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. The highlight of this trip is getting up close and personal with Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain, both of which were formed by a glacier at the end of the last ice age.



Price:             $109 Per Person

Tour Name:   Ridge Runner Tour




Flight Length:  30 miles (approx )

Flight Area:  Chilhowee Mountain Range

A definite crowd pleaser! Our Ridge Runner tour is an exciting flyover of the Chilhowee Mountain Range and Bluff Mountain. This scenic helicopter tour starts with a bird’s eye view of downtown Sevierville and the Tennessee Valley. As the flight progresses, you’ll travel over the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and the outskirts of Pigeon Forge and Waldens Creek with excellent views of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Your journey continues as you round the back side of Bluff Mountain, featuring over 6,000 acres of undeveloped land.


While flying low over the treetops, you’ll cross the top of Bluff Mountain where the ridgeline drops away and views go from 100 feet to 80 miles in the blink of an eye. It truly is a sight to see! Heading back in, you’ll follow the sheer, glacier-carved rock cliff side of Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain before soaring across the beautiful rolling foothills as you return to the heliport!



Price:             $129 Per Person

Tour Name:   Wears Valley Tour

Flight Length:  36 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Wears Valley

Our Wears Valley Tour is a one-of-a-kind experience! This flight is dominated by spectacular mountain views from the very start! Upon departure you will travel over historic downtown Sevierville with the Smoky Mountain National Park in the distance. After Sevierville, we continue over the rolling foothills of the Smoky Mountains and the Pigeon Forge Parkway before getting away from civilization over Pine Mountain.


As you climb in altitude, you’ll follow the terrain up to the crest of Cove Mountain at the National Park boundary line where you’ll be met with spectacular views of the Wears Valley area. Continuing along Wears Valley, your tour travels northbound over the east end of Waldens Creek and the foothills of Bluff Mountain before returning over the Tennessee Valley to Scenic Helicopter Tours Heliport.



Price:             $129 Per Person

Tour Name:   Gatlinburg Tour




Flight Length:  36 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Climb aboard one of our helicopters and explore Gatlinburg from a new vantage point! Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of downtown Sevierville, the Pigeon Forge Parkway, and downtown Gatlinburg on your way towards Mount LeConte, one of Tennessee’s highest mountains.

As you fly over action-packed Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, your pilot will point out iconic landmarks and some of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg such as Dollywood, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Be sure to bring your camera!



Most popular

mountain flight


Price:             $179  Per Person

Tour Name:   National Park Tour




Flight Length:  50 miles (approx)

Flight Area:  Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and  the National Park

Our National Park Tour is the granddaddy of them all! With over 40 years flying in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Scenic Helicopter Tours knows how to make it an experience to remember! The best part, this tour encompasses ALL of our other tours in addition to the national park. Taking off over historic downtown Sevierville you are instantly greeted with stunning views of the Smokies. The flight continues over the Pigeon Forge Parkway while taking in all the sights of the surrounding areas as you move southward to Gatlinburg.

Once over Gatlinburg, you’ll head west far and away from civilization and into the national park boundary! Get your camera ready as this is a very popular area for wildlife viewing with an unrestricted bird’s eye view! Fly over the stunning Sugarland Valley, Fighting Creek Gap, and into the park’s Elkmont community. Rounding out of the Elkmont area you’ll be presented with views of Mount LeConte, Clingmans Dome and Cove Mountain. Then, follow along the Little River to Metcalf Bottoms and the sparsely developed areas of Wears Valley and Walden's Creek. Your flight route then falls in line with that of the exciting Ridge Runner tour, crossing over Bluff Mountain and into the Tennessee Valley. As you extend across Bluff Mountain, you will fly over Sevier County’s rolling foothills returning to the Scenic Helicopter Tours Heliport.



Flight Length:  60 - 70 miles (approx)


Price:               1-2 people $600  -  3-4 people $950 -  5-6 people $1250

Tour Name:   Scenic Special Tour


Want to see more of the heart of the Smokies? Then this is the aerial adventure for you. This 65-mile tour offers spectacular views of areas seldom seen or traveled except by helicopter. You’ll begin your tour by flying over the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg on your way towards Mount LeConte. This flight features expansive views of the national park’s higher elevations including Mount LeConte and Clingman’s Dome, while also showcasing the Sugarlands Valley, Elkmont and Tremont and their rich logging history. Your knowledgeable adventure pilot will share a vast array of information about the history of the Great Smoky National Park. Your return trip offers views of Townsend, Round Top, Walland Gap, Chilhowee Mountain and the front side of Bluff Mountain.



Price:             1-2 people $800   -  3-4 people $1250  -   5-6 $1550

Tour Name:   The Grand Tour




Flight Length:  90 miles (approx)


This truly is a Grand Tour of Great Smoky Mountain National Park! When time is limited and you need to fit as much into your vacation as possible, this helicopter adventure is for you. It begins with flyovers of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before entering the national park. Once inside the park you'll fly form the Sugarlands area all the way to Cades Cove. Views along the route include Elkmont, Blanket Mountain, Megins Mountain, Tremont and Thunderhead. Depending on the time of day, there is a good possibility you'll see some wildlife. Whitetail deer, turkeys, black bear and even wild hogs have been seen on this tour. Even if there isn’t any wildlife stirring during your flight over the Cove, the views are still breathtaking! This 90 mile flight is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed.



Price:     1-2 people $   1000   -3-4 people $1500 5-6 people $1880

Tour Name:  Smoky Mtn. Spectacular




Flight Length:  100 miles (approx)


This tour is nothing less than Spectacular and offers views of both the Tennessee and North Carolina sides of the Great Smoky National Park. In addition, this helicopter tour of the Smokies can be customized to highlight a specific area of the park that you desire to see more of. This helicopter adventure covers almost the entire Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features approximately 100 miles of breathtaking/spectacular views featuring some of the oldest landscapes on the planet. It goes over Greenbriar Valle, Newfound Gap, Clingman’s Dome, Cades Cove, Townsend and Wears Valley. Narration includes the history of the people who have lived in the mountains and ecological threats to the park, both past and present. Due to the unpredictable weather patterns in the higher elevations, this tour route can vary. This tour covers 100 miles.

Scenic Helicopter Tours has been flying over Great Smoky Mountains National Park since 1972. Scenic Helicopter Tours shows more people larger portions of the national park with the most FAA & National Park Service approved flights over The Smokies.  Scenic Helicopter Tours Awarded coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for outstanding customer service. Check out what our customers are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

About Scenic
  • Aerial photography
  • Aerial video and film
  • Power line patrol
  • Livestock search
  • Search and rescue
  • Real Estate and ranch surveys
  • Wildlife surveys
  • Special events such as weddings
  • Flight Instruction
  • Turbine Transition
  • 135 Charter
  • Weddings
  • Proposals
  • Golf Ball Drops

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