From Grand Canyon Village to Las Vegas and everywhere in between there are scenic helicopter and plane flights over the Grand Canyon. Although your own two feet cost less and get you up close and personal, flying over the Grand Canyon is a once in a lifetime experience. Scenic flights give you a unique perspective that only you and local birds are lucky enough to enjoy.
The two options for scenic flights are helicopters and airplanes. Helicopters are a little noisy, but offer more excitement and a little bit more of a view for those with a window seat. They are also more expensive than plane flights, and have a little bit lower safety record. Scenic plane flights will save you some money, and not hurt your eardrums. They are also safer than a helicopter, and offer smaller planes with a bumpier ride up two larger Twin Otters that are customized for scenic flights.
Although Scenic Flights are offered all year round, be careful from late fall to early spring, and the monsoon season during July and August. These companies can and will cancel your trip at a moments notice, and even if weather is good they won't send an aircraft that's not full, leaving you to find a new activity. You can check out the Grand Canyon Airport's website for more information on the latest weather and restricitons, but the safest bet is to book your flight from the Grand Canyon, that way you'll enjoy some of the best views in the world no matter what the weather.
Grand Canyon Air & Helicopter Tour Companies (South Rim)
Papillion 3900 Paradise Rd., Suite 185 Las Vegas, NV 89169 USA
Maverick Helicopters 6075 South Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119 Grand Canyon Airlines PO Box 3038 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 Scenic Airlines 3900 Paradise Rd. Suite #185 Las Vegas, NV 89169
Air Grand Canyon P.O. Box 3028 Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023