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Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

Product ID: 237007
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Experience stunning views of the French Broad River and more from a helicopter. Customize your experience with three different options. Relish in bird's-eye views of the river, Lake Douglas, the Smoky Mountains, and the National Park.
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Duration: 5 - 8 minutes
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Take in stunning views of the French Broad River
  • Enjoy in-flight commentary highlighting the points of interest
  • Feel secure with qualified pilots and a full safety briefing
Full description
Three options allow you to choose the perfect flight:

River Ride takes you over the French Broad River. You'll see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the beautiful Douglas Lake in the distance. This flight covers 8 miles in just 4 minutes. From 1,200 feet above the ground, you get a bird's-eye view of the surrounding area, including vast farmlands and gorgeous lakefront properties. 

The Lake View flight extends past the French Broad River and takes you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1,500 feet in altitude, allowing you a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the south. Along the route, you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam. Lake view is a 6 minute flight covering 12 miles.

The most popular option, Extended Lake flight, takes you even further. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and then proceed over the lake. In the summer take in astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. In the winter the water level is lowered, so expect majestic views of exposed islands and coves. As well as the beautiful lake, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains towards the southwest. On this option, you climb to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for better visibility of the National Park. Extended Lake is an 8 minute flight over 16 miles.
  • Headsets to communicate with each other
  • Informative narration of the flight provided by the pilot
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Scenic Helicopter Tours: 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• To foster and preserve a peaceful environment for area hikers, this tour does not fly over waterfalls.
• Weight limit per seat: 300 lbs.
• This ride is very smooth, similar to the experience of riding in a car, and is not known to cause motion sickness.
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Product ID: 237007