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The Ridge Runner is a definite crowd pleaser! Our Ridge Runner tour is a very exciting flight over the Chilhowee Mountain Range and Bluff Mountain. The flight starts with a birds eye view of downtown Sevierville and the Tennessee Valley. As the flight progresses you will be traveling 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 you round the back side of Bluff Mountain over 6,000 acres of undeveloped land. While flying low over the tree tops you cross over the top of Bluff mountain where views go from 100 feet to 80 miles in the blink of an eye, it truly is a sight to see! As you head back in you will follow the sheer glacier carved rock cliff side of Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain before heading over the beautiful rolling foothills back to the Scenic Heliport! This flight is 30 miles and averages 15 minutes.
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park
See the Smoky Mountains in their full, rolling glory on a 15-minute helicopter tour. Rise above historic downtown Sevierville and catch a glimpse of Pigeon Forge and Tennessee Valley from the air before swooping over the majestic Chilhowee Mountain Range. Get a bird’s-eye view of vast, undeveloped swaths of Smoky Mountain National Park, soaring just above the treetops and cresting over the sheer cliffs of Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain. It's an unforgettable way to experience the beauty of one of America's great mountain ranges.
  • 15-minute helicopter flight in the Smoky Mountains
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views of downtown Sevierville, Tennessee Valley, and the outskirts of Pigeon Forge
  • Get an amazing new perspective on the undeveloped forests and ridges of Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Fly above beautiful Chilhowee Mountain Range, Bluff Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Use headsets to communicate with the pilot and listen to live narration
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband talked me into doing this and I'm so glad he did! This was my first time flying in a helicopter. Raz our boarding attendant was very informative and clearly explained everything to us which rested my nerves. Zac our pilot was simply amazing!...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago
Helicopter Ride

This was my first time on a helicopter. I Loved it, I took a short ride this time but looking forward in doing it again for a longer ride. I got to sit up front and took lots of photo's and even a video

Thank Kimber G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mother & Daughter weekend

My daughter and I decided to do something we have never done before. We have been on many commercial flights but never a helicopter. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this team of individuals. Zac our pilot was very personable and was full of interesting facts about the...More

3  Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun surprise for our grandkids

This Ridgerunner was a real treat for our grandkids. 11, 9 and a 4 year old really had a great time. Short ride over the hills really was fun for all of us. Great pilot made flight interesting. We were onboard the larger helicopter and...More

Thank normalfolks
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Fun Activity

We all had a fantastic time and if I could do over, may have done a longer tour. Garrett was our pilot and he did fantastic putting us all to ease. Dustin, our boarding attendant and Marci, our photographer were also fantastic.

Thank steph_h1966
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