Best of Boston

1996 Best Helicopter Ride

The Boston Helicopter Company

Hovering over Fenway Park in a helicopter, Boston Magazine staffers recently watched the Red Sox lose another game. It was worth it though, if only for the adrenaline rush of liftoff. Boston Helicopter Copmany offers unsurprisingly smooth and scenic sightseeing flights, as well as helicopter lessons. Umphrey & Co. have a spotless safety record, in part because it turns down frequent injudicious requests. “A number of people have wanted to bungee jump off the helicopter,” says pilot Ivan Jaffe. “One guy wanted us to drop eggs to him for an egg-catching competition.”

Hangar 1727, Hanscom Field (military side), Bedford, 617-274-1230,