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“The Grand Canyon, "Up, Up, in the Air!”

Westwind Air Service
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Owner description: Westwind scenic air and air/ground tours depart from Phoenix/Scottsdale, the Grand Canyon and Page, Arizona. See the best of Arizona in a Day! Every passenger has a window seat every time on all of our aircraft. Come Fly With Us!
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Deciding NOT to drive 4 hours from Phoenix, to the Grand Canyon, was a wonderful move. Getting the helpful and professionals at Westwind to fly us was a wonderful experience.

Leaving at 8 AM and returning at 2:30 PM, save us a lot of time, trouble and money. We flew out of Deer Valley Airport, North of Phoenix, parked for free, and were treated, "Royally"!

We flew over lovely Sedona, Flagstaff, and then went on a wonderful experience over the Grand Canyon before landing. From the airport, their comfortable van took us to interesting and spectacular sights of the GC. Our guide/pilot, Karla, and the other pilots Ben and Bill, were most friendly and professional. They have over 30, 000 hours of flying time and know how to let you relax, without being "Behind the wheel"!

Will be back soon to have them take us to other historic places in Arizona, but all I can say is "Thank-you" to wonderful people at Westwind!

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We took the south rim tour on December 29th,2013. Westwind Air is a first class operation all of the way. The hangar and lounge area were very comfortable and complimentary coffee and snacks were offered. the check in process was fast and efficient, and then we met our pilot Chris. Chris is a great guy and wonderful pilot. he was very happy having our kids sit in the co-pilot seat and explaining how airplanes fly. He was also a great tour guide in the air and on the ground and alsways so willing to share his knowledge and great stories.
The tour left Deer valley airport around 8:00am, we flew north over Sedona and then spent 30 minutes flying over the Grand canyon. Hard to explain the feeling you get when you first see the Grand canyon from the air for the first time, but lets just say it is breathtaking. We landed at Grand canyon airport and quickly boarded a comfortable shuttle bus for a quick ride to Grand Canyon national park.
We spent a few hours at three different locations exploring the canyon and facilities. After a short ride back to the airport we boarde the plane again, and within an hour landed back in Scottsdale.
Aeesome trip, great pilot, excellent company.

2  Thank Glennmcq
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our group of 5 booked the Grand Canyon Deluxe tour. The Deer Valley airport on the north side of Phoenix was easy to find. On arrival, we were greeted by a professional staff that was very safety concious. We flew on a single engine Cessna that sat 9 passengers plus the pilot. While I am not a fan of small planes, I felt very safe. The trip to the east side of the Grand Canyon took about an hour. We flew over the eastern portion of the canyon for 20-30 minutes, and our pilot/guide, Bill, provided an outstanding narration. We then landed at the airport by the south rim and took a van to the south rim. Again, Bill provided us with a lot of information at the various stops. For those who have never seen the Grand Canyon, this is an experence not to be missed.

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

What an amazing day! My dad, husband and I booked the South Rim Deluxe package. We were lucky in that we were the only ones on the trip, so it was just us and Bill, our pilot. Bill was great - super friendly and very knowledgeable. We had a cool day - just below the freezing mark at the rim!! But, as Canadians, still warmer than home. The day was bright and clear and we could see for miles!
Walking around the rim and the State Park, there were few tourists - pretty much had the place to ourselves. Even saw a 12-point buck and his doe on the path near the museum.
Flying over the Canyon, seeing Sedona and Tonto Forest was just breathtaking This is something you should really do

Can't say enough about the staff at Westwind. From booking, to arriving to the end of the day, we all had a fantastic time!!

1  Thank Shari N
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

With Westwind

This has to be one of the world’s best scenic flights.
Although it is not cheap, it is well worth every dollar.
After flying over the Grand Canyon the flight proceeds to Monument Valley and lands for passengers to do a tour of the fantastic iconic rock formations. By the time we reboarded our aircraft we even then thought it had been very worthwhile, but more was to come: we flew over Lake Powell. What a magnificent sight. I just can’t stop raving about the whole tour. It was wonderful.

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