I have never seen the Grand Canyon, so while planning a trip to Las Vegas, I contacted Sunshine Helicopters to set up a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon and Skywalk. I figured after being on a plane for 5 1/2 hours I didn't want to sit in a bus for three hours in and out of the canyon, so the helicopter was the best bet for me. Everything was arranged and I looked forward to the flight.
The day before Tiffany called me to let me know that the other people who were supposed to go on the flight with me had withdrawn, perhaps because of the Skywalk. She offered me a later flight, less expensive, and told me she would include the souvenir picture and DVD. While disappointed, I knew I would be more disappointed if I didn't go,
On Thursday morning, I was picked up at the MGM Signature (tower 1...get that one if you can) and driven to the Henderson aviation center. The ride to the airport was fun, two other people with us, and everyone was friendly and talkative.
Once there, Tiffiany gave us a quick but thorough safety orientation after offering us refreshments and taking payment. Kyle, our pilot, came to take us to the helicopter. Tiffany took our picture and in we went.
The flight was amazing. Kyle was very informative...and I loved the fact that we could talk directly to the pilot through the excellent noise cancellation head sets.The flight was about 1 1/2 hours long. We went over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and into the Canyon. It was incredible to see all of this so close. At the end of the flight, Kyle took us down the strip so we got to see another view of Las Vegas.
I would highly recommend Sunshine. I think they are a great company and really take care of their customers. My DVD, which could easily have been mailed to me, was hand delivered to the hotel the next day.
If you are even slightly thinking about this...do it. You'll be glad you did.
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