In 2000, Jeff Codman bought an existing helicopter business based in Westport, MA with several contracts including “deer count” flights and many helicopter ride venues, air shows, festivals and fairs. We have strived over the last 15 years to provide the best flight experience in the industry.Use our Newport online holiday planner to arrange your visit to Newport Helicopter Tours and other attractions in Newport.
We will continue to grow Bird’s Eye View Helicopter tours showing both tourists and locals alike the beautiful shorelines, the mansions of Newport and much more.
The other core part of our business is aerial photography. In addition to doing our own photography, we regularly fly other professionals and amateurs alike, covering everything from breaking news to boat races and real estate activity. We are currently in our 16th season doing our scenic tours and have over 25 years specializing in aerial photography. Jeff took his first helicopter flight with his father at the age of 8 at The Big E Fair in a Bell-47 (the “MASH” helicopter). He began flying regularly at the age of 14, with his dad, and developed a tremendous love of flight. Jeff received his private airplane license at age 17. His first helicopter lesson was in 1987. He immediately became obsessed with helicopter flight and all the exciting aspects of it; the unlimited freedoms of movement, exceptional visibility, slow and low flight all were intoxicating to him. He earned his commercial helicopter license in 1988 and began to develop his aerial photography business photographing businesses, homes, boats and construction projects. In 1994 he earned his flight instructors license and began teaching 3 to 4 students a year with a Robinson R-22 helicopter.
Newport Helicopter Tours Reviews
You have a choice of as few as a 12 minutes to a 30 minute tour. Choose 30 minutes because anything else will leave you wanting more air time. The pilot and the office manager were especially nice and... more »
100% the best thing my wife and I did during our trip to Rhode Island. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, great views and absolutely fantastic pilot. 10 out of 10. One does not simply make the most out... more »
Such an amazing experience. Everything was done so smoothly, our pilot was pleasant and pointed out several landmarks along the way. He answered questions I had. There was not one sour moment. They allowed us to print a complimentary photo, which was very kind. It was easy to find. A hundred star experience.
Newport Helicopter Tours is the BEST helicopter tour company around! The pilots have a lot of experience and make you feel so comfortable. It’s a family run business😉which makes it feel more personable. Defiantly check us out!!!
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