Sometimes, when you’re spending time in a beautiful location like Smith Mountain Lake, you can get so lost in the details that it takes a perspective from a distance to gain a greater appreciation for your vacation surroundings. Smith Mountain Lake is as gorgeous from thousands of feet in the air as it is from the dock of your vacation rental, and there are a variety of companies who are glad to show visitors the view from above. Learn more about these Smith Mountain Lake aerial tours down below!

See Scenic Smith Mountain Lake from Above

Among the first of Smith Mountain Lake’s aerial tour providers is Bedford Landings Air Tours. Located in Moneta on the eastern shore of the lake, Bedford Landings Air Tours is a small tour provider run by veteran private pilot Jack Phillips, who has been flying for over forty years. The tours are given on a four-person Cessna 170B high wing plane, with seats open for three passengers (up to five hundred pounds in weight total) plus the pilot. Tour prices range from $150.00 for a flight over Smith Mountain Lake that lasts a half-hour to $200.00 for an hour-long tour over Smith Mountain Lake, Peaks of Otter, and D-Day Memorial.

Star Flight Training is another air tour company based out of Roanoke, about an hour’s drive from Smith Mountain Lake. They offer one hour tours of Smith Mountain Lake that showcase five hundred miles of the lake’s coastline for a flat rate of $249.00 for one to three passengers. Weight requirements specify that the combined weight of all passengers must be less than six hundred pounds. Star Flight Training’s Smith Mountain Lake tour is said to be especially lovely during sunset hours. The company also offers flight tours of Roanoke, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, seasonal fall foliage changes, fireworks displays, holiday lights, and more.

Finally, SML Aviation provides scenic forty-minute flights over Smith Mountain Lake, Smith Mountain Dam, and nearby mountains using two- and four-seat Cessna airplanes. These tours take off from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport off of the Virginia 626, about an hour from Huddleston and a half-hour from Hardy.

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