The only flight option available 2/14, 2/17 is the Valentine’s Day Tour

Big D

569 reviews

Big D

569 reviews
Departs from Detroit City Airport
11499 Conner Street, Detroit MI 48213

Mon – Tues
Wed – Thurs

3 – 8:30 pm
3 – 9:30 pm
12 – 9:30 pm
12 – 8:30 pm


The Detroit Big D ride offers our most encompassing aerial experience, providing an in-depth exploration of Detroit and its surroundings that you won’t find anywhere else. The adventure begins as you ascend into the skies and are greeted with an unrivaled view of downtown Detroit. You’ll witness the glittering casinos, the historical Campus Martius at city center, and the iconic GM Renaissance Center, a towering emblem of Detroit’s automotive legacy.

As you soar above the city, your gaze is drawn to the majestic Ambassador Bridge, an international symbol of connectivity between the United States and Canada. Its grandeur is a testament to the strong bond shared between these two nations, making it an awe-inspiring sight from your vantage point.

The Detroit Big D ride continues as you gracefully descend, following the meandering path of the Detroit River. On one side, you’ll see the stunning landscapes of Canada, offering an exclusive bird’s-eye view of our northern neighbor. The juxtaposition of Detroit and Windsor on opposite sides of the river showcases the unique character of these interconnected cities.

Belle Isle, the serene island nestled in the heart of the Detroit River, presents an enchanting vista. Your helicopter provides a privileged perspective to admire the island’s natural beauty and its historic treasures. From the lush botanical gardens at the Belle Isle Conservatory to the captivating James Scott Memorial Fountain, every detail is brought to life from above.

Continuing on, the Detroit Big D ride extends to St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe Shores. These charming waterfront communities are celebrated for their tranquil environments and picturesque landscapes. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the residential facet of the Detroit metropolitan area, where the allure of nature harmoniously coexists with the vibrancy of urban life.

As your helicopter gracefully returns to the airport, you’ll leave with a newfound perspective on the vast and diverse landscapes that make up Metro Detroit and its surrounding regions. This is not just a helicopter excursion; it’s an immersive journey that allows you to discover and appreciate the richness of Detroit and its neighboring areas from an entirely new angle. The Detroit Big D ride is the ultimate way to experience the beauty, history, and vitality of this remarkable region, leaving you with lasting memories that reflect the spirit of the Motor City.


What to expect on your flight.

Detroit Big D Ride Path

The general route your helicopter will follow.

Detroit Big D Helicopter Flight Path

All flight paths are subject to change due to FAA Regulations, weather, or other reasons deemed necessary by My Flight Tours. Please be aware that “GAME DAY ROUTES” will be in effect during all Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions home games.



All Sports Stadiums

The Big D Helicopter Tour kicks off with an electrifying 360-degree turn above Detroit's renowned sporting arenas. It's an exhilarating start to a tour that promises unmatched views of the Motor City's sporting legacy.

detroit sports stadiums

Campus Martius

Hovering above Campus Martius, you're at the heart of Detroit's bustling downtown. This vibrant square is surrounded by skyscrapers and filled with people, events, and energy. In this lively Downtown area, you feel Detroit's pulse


The Ambassador Bridge

A Sky-High Twist. Brace for a thrilling 180-degree turn over this international landmark. See its grandeur and the Detroit River below. An adrenaline-pumping moment!

ambassador bridge aerial

The G.M. RenCen.

Prepare for an exhilarating 360-degree tour around the GM Renaissance Center. Experience the impressive presence of Detroit's corporate hub as you soar above. From this unique vantage point, witness the towering skyscrapers and the bustling energy that define the Motor City. It's an adrenaline-pumping view you won't soon forget!

GM Renaissance Center from helicopter

Belle Isle

Splitting the Detroit River, it's the largest state park island in the U.S. A thrilling view of nature in the heart of Detroit. Gaze over it in awe as you float magically above.

belle isle

Grosse Pointe

Hovering over Grosse Pointe, you'll be captivated by the charm of this lakeside community. Elegant homes line the shores of Lake St. Clair, exuding a timeless grace.


St. Clair Shores

Flying over the iconic 9 Mile tower, experience the exhilaration of soaring above St. Clair Shores. This lakeside community offers a dynamic view of waterfront living, where shimmering waters and vibrant neighborhoods create a captivating scene.


All flights depart from
Detroit City Airport
11499 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48213

Big D Packages

Customize your flight experience.


Enhance your experience with our luxurious package, offering professional photography and champagne to savor before or after your flight. Whether it's a romantic evening or a momentous occasion, our indulgent package is the perfect choice to elevate your experience.


Capture the memories of a lifetime with our exclusive package that includes professional photos, two stylish MyFlight t-shirts, and two MyFlight drawstring bags. These mementos are the perfect way to commemorate your bucket list experience and relive the thrill of your flight for years to come.


Make your birthday celebration truly unforgettable with our personalized landing experience. As you touch down, 3-foot-tall “HBD” marquee letters will be waiting to greet you. Along with a thoughtful card and a commemorative birthday bottle of champagne, our expert photography team will capture all the special moments, ensuring that this birthday celebration will be remembered for a lifetime.


Elevate your romantic getaway to new heights with our enchanting landing experience. As you touch down, your significant other will be greeted with stunning 3-foot-tall illuminated "I Love You" marquee letters, surrounded by faux floral display arrangements. Savor the moment with a commemorative bottle of champagne and let our skilled photographers capture each and every detail, ensuring that this romantic flight will be an unforgettable memory for years to come.

Flight Add-ons

A little extra dose of personalization.

Dozen Roses

The Rose Bouquet add-on is a romantic option for customers who want to surprise their loved one with a dozen long-stemmed roses waiting inside the helicopter. This is a great way to add an extra touch of romance to a special occasion or celebration. This add-on is the perfect way to show your love and appreciation to your partner and make the helicopter tour an unforgettable memory for both of you.


The Doors Off Package is an exhilarating experience that involves removing the doors of a helicopter during a flight. This package is perfect for thrill seekers who want to enjoy a unique and breathtaking view from above. For a fee of $100, passengers can enjoy a thrilling ride while feeling the wind in their hair and experiencing an unobstructed view of the landscape below. This package offers a unique and exciting way to see the world from a different perspective, and is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for those seeking adventure.


For an additional $75, you will receive a GoPro recording of your tour, capturing stunning aerial footage of your experience. This package provides a unique opportunity for you to relive your tour and share your adventure with friends and family. The GoPro package is a great way to enhance the memories of an already unforgettable experience.


All flights depart from
Detroit City Airport
11499 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48213


General details before you lift off.

Before You Book

Here are a few guidelines all flights follow.

*Booking passenger must present the credit/debit card that was used to book the flight and a valid ID that matches the booking. If you are unable to present, you will be DENIED YOUR FLIGHT.


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