Me and my husband and 13yr old daughter were there on the 30th October 2013 , and had an amazing flight, touching down in the Grand Canyon for a light lunch and champagne or non alcohol drinks which were also offered.
Our pilot Robert was very friendly, and knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon and surrounding desert. We got to sit in the front of the helicopter on the way there and the views were fabulous and on the return swapped seats with the other family, altogether 6 passengers. I would recommend this trip to anyone thinking of visiting Las Vegas, i found Maverick extremely efficient, pick up from the hotel was on time, and collecting other guests on the way was not lengthy. You are then asked if you wish to buy the video/photo package in the waiting room, also you get weighed. As there are no toilets in the Grand Canyon you are advised to use the bathroom in the waiting room, before leaving. The pilots then come out and call your names and i think there were at least 4/5 helicopters setting out at the same time, They land in the canyon and each group has there own picnic area with table and benches. The weather was beautiful and not cold, nor too hot, just ideal. My husband wanted to do the 8hr trip including the boat ride but that was fully booked, however i think our 4hour experience was just right. I would love to visit there again.