National Helicopters, Inc. departs from the Niagara District Airport on Hwy. 55, off QEW approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi.) from Niagara Falls and offers 20-minute tours of the wine vineyards, up the Niagara River, over the whirlpools and past the Rainbow and Lewiston bridges. The tour offers spectacular views of both the American and Canadian Falls. A recording plays throughout the flight describing the scenery below, and the pilot also points out several landmarks. A variety of custom tours also can be arranged.