Scenic Tours

Chicago Scenic Helicopter Tours

Let Chicago Helicopter Express take you and your family or friends on a tour of Chicago’s skyline and major landmarks. Enjoy the un-paralleled views of Willis Tower, the Hancock building, and Navy Pier as well as Wrigley, U.S.Cellular, and Soldier Field. We offer you the best seat in Chicago as you fly over the city at 1000 feet in our climate-controlled cabin with unique seasonal views. Tours are conducted Thursday Through Sunday all year long out of Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL. Tours are 35 minutes long and are narrated by your pilot with information and unique facts about the city.

DAY RATES FOR 35 MINUTE DOWNTOWN TOUR
$199 For Single Passenger
$360 Per Couple (10% discount)
$529 Per Triplet (12% discount)
$679 Per Quartet (15% discount)
TOUR HOURS
Wednesday Fireworks Only 9:15pm, Fireworks is Addl Charge
Thursday 2pm-Night, Sunset and Night Additional Charge
Friday 2-Night, Sunset and Night Additional Charge
Saturday 10am-Night, Sunset, Night, Fireworks Addl Charge, Fireworks 10pm
Sunday Noon-Night, Sunset and Night Additional Charge

Chicago Scenic Helicopter Ride

SUNSET TOURS

Let CHE time your flight perfectly to get a beautiful sunset backdrop as you fly over downtown Chicago. Marvel at the sight and maybe even steal a kiss from your loved one! Sunset Tours are available Thursday through Sunday all year long.

2 Passenger: $69 Add-on4 Passenger: $138 Add-on



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NIGHT TOURS

Let CHE enchant you with the glow of the city lights at night. Experience the holiday season like never before with a one-of-a-kind view of the multicolored holiday lights glowing throughout the city. You will take in unprecedented views of the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Chicago’s Skyscrapers, Buckingham Fountain, and the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier in all its holiday wonder. This is a tour you will not soon forget!

2 Passenger: $69 Add-on4 Passenger: $138 Add-on

 


PRIVATE TOUR

Unlike our regular tours, our private tours allow you to have the helicopter all to yourself. You and your loved one or friend will have your own personal helicopter to take in the City of Chicago. Choose this experience anytime for Day, Sunset or a Night Tour.

$115 Add-On for Daytime



Fireworks display

FIREWORKS TOUR

We bet you’ve never seen fireworks like this before. Let CHE fly you through Chicago’s gorgeous night lights and top it off with the Navy Pier Fireworks show as your tour finale! Take it all in and don’t worry about talking because we already know you’ll be speechless. Fireworks tours are flown on Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer.

$300 Add-On

 


How it Works

You arrive at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Illinois by bus, train, car, taxi or even plane! There is plenty of free parking right outside our waiting room doors. Our friendly CHE staff greets you and checks you in for your city tour. You will then receive a briefing on the safety aspects of the flight as well as the procedure for embarking and disembarking the helicopter. All of this is done in our comfortable waiting room. Once we are ready to depart on your tour a CHE staff member will escort you out to the helicopter. Before boarding the helicopter a CHE cameraman will take some photos of you in front of the helicopter and make them available to you via our website at no charge. After we finish our photos a CHE staff member will assist you in embarking the helicopter. Our helicopters are air conditioned, heated, have comfortable leather seats and are equipped with high end Bose noise-canceling headsets. All these features add up to give you an unmatched Chicago Helicopter Tour experience!