Duration 3.5 hours (including hotel pick up)
Memberships And AwardsT.O.P.S., HAI, NTA, ABA, TIA, RSA, USTA, American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Five Star Diamond Award (1999 and 2000)
Challenges It was difficult to communicate inside the helicopter. At times, I battled to hear the pilot’s comments because the background music was too loud.
Company Information 277 employees; 34 Bell 206L, 206B, Bell 407, A-Star 350B, MD900 helicopters. They offer tours 364 days a year (closed for Christmas)
Other A van picked up and dropped off the six tour passengers at their respective hotels before and after the tour. We were late because of a change of time error. Though we were willing to take a taxi, as soon as we reached them, they came back to pick us up. Before our flight took off, they showed us a safety video and discussed safety precaution basics. The pilot was courteous and knowledgeable. He constantly checked to ensure all his passengers were comfortable and free of motion sickness. His flying was smooth. He seemed experienced and appeared to enjoy his job, flying the helicopter and sharing the pleasure of the Grand Canyon tour with us. Once they take off, someone keeps track of the helicopters while they are incommunicado at the bottom of the Canyon.
The wheelchair accessible terminal is capable of welcoming disabled passengers
Reservations Required Yes
Number Of Visits One
Quality Of Tour Excellent
Visit August 2003
Would You Tour With Them Again-Recommend It Yes