Aerial Sightseeing over Niagara Falls

Aerial Sightseeing over Niagara Falls

As early as June 1928 aerial rides over Niagara Falls have been available to visitors and locals.

It all began when a small airport was built by Harry Oakes (a well-known Niagara philanthropist) just north of the Village of Chippawa opposite Marineland’s south parking lot.

This is where Oakes' singular Tri-Motor Ford airplane known as “The Goose” would take off and land after taking 12 passengers on a ten-minute ride above the Falls. The cost was $5.00 each. The airport closed in 1931 due to a lack of business. 

Today, Niagara Helicopters has been taking people on exciting rides above these majestic Falls for over 50 years. Aerial tours are also available with National Helicopter.


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