Helicopter Rides

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This year see the 2007 Sturgis Rally like you’ve never seen it before - from inside a glass-enclosed helicopter cockpit! For the first time ever we’re offering helicopter rides and they’re departing right here at the Buffalo Chip Campground.

What an exciting and adventurous way to see all the 2007 Sturgis Rally sights! You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the action down below as you soar high above the tents, the motorcycles, the beautiful Sturgis babes and all the other wild and crazy things that go on during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 

When you’re up in the air looking down you get a whole different perspective. One difference you’ll notice right away is the noise level. Aside from the hypnotic whirring of helicopter blades you won’t hear much else. No rumbling motorcycle engines, no boisterous activity – nothing but the sounds of silence – and the rapid beating of your heart!

Two exciting rides to choose from

We’re offering a choice of two different helicopter rides. One’s longer and the other one’s a quickie. And speaking of quickies, we’re sorry but quickies won’t be allowed so don’t bother showing your Mile-High membership card to the pilots.

The shorter ride is our Sturgis Special. Lasting around 6 minutes, this ride offers a chance to see a whole different side of Sturgis. As you lift off you’ll see just how large the Buffalo Chip Campground really is. You’ll also catch a glimpse of downtown Sturgis, the epicenter of this annual motorcycle event, and all the Sturgis Rally fun taking place down below. Tickets for this ride are $30 per person in advance and $35 if purchased during the 2007 Sturgis Rally. Trip requires a minimum of two people.

We’re calling the other ride our Mt. Rushmore Rush. On this trip the helicopter takes you so close to the four famous Presidents you’ll feel like you can reach out and touch their stone cold faces. You’ll cross beautiful rolling plains as the helicopter makes its way towards the breathtaking foothills of Mt. Rushmore. Tickets for the 30-minute, 3-person minimum ride are $130 per person in advance and $140 if purchased during the 2007 Sturgis Rally.

 An opportunity for a little romance

There’s something about the changing altitude that makes inhibitions run wild so grab your Sturgis babe and show her a time she won’t ever forget. Remember, the more scared she is at the thought of riding in a helicopter the better because she’ll be holding on tight all the time you’re airborne! If you don’t have a Sturgis babe then bring your Sturgis man or your friends or go solo and meet someone new.

 A unique way to celebrate a special event

Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and plenty of other special events happen every year during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and a helicopter ride is a guaranteed way to make that special event even more special. Plan ahead and get your tickets now so you don’t miss out.  

 A great way to have fun

A ride in the Chip-Chopper definitely tops the list of must-see must-do activities taking place this year at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. So when things start getting a bit too crazy on the ground, rise above it all with a helicopter ride. It promises to be an experience you’ll never forget. And best of all it’s another cool thing you can brag about to the folks stuck back at home!

 And now the fine print

All helicopter rides are weather-permitting. Helicopter ride ticket sales are cash or credit card only; sorry no checks. Purchased tickets are non-refundable and must be used during the 2007 Sturgis Rally. If you purchase tickets and for whatever reason can’t make the trip, let someone else use them. For safety reasons there is a maximum weight limit of 250 pounds per seat and all riders must wear seat belts.


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