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Grand Canyon Reviews: Maverick Grand Canyon Helicopters


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There are a lot of Las Vegas helicopter companies that fly to the Grand Canyon. But the one that rules the luxury flight market is Maverick Helicopters. Here's a review of one of their most popular …

There are a lot of Las Vegas helicopter companies that fly to the Grand Canyon. But the one that rules the luxury flight market is Maverick Helicopters. Here's a review of one of their most popular flights.

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  • 1. Grand Canyon Reviews:Maverick HelicopterTours Presented by Julie Rainier Copyright 2012
  • 2. Maverick Helicopters - IntroMaverick Helicopters is a Las Vegas-based tour operator thatoperates excursions to the West Rim and the South Rim of GrandCanyon National Park. I recently had the pleasure of flying themto Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas. Here is a report on myjourney:
  • 3. Maverick Helicopters - 5-Star FlightsMaverick Helicopters is a high quality supplier of helicopter trips.They pride themselves on quality and client service. I researchedthem on a couple of highly regarded travel forums. Customersunanimously praised their experience. Undoubtedly a good sign.
  • 4. Maverick Helicopters - ToursMaverick has a lot of excellent flights from which to choose,ranging from canyon sunset flights and river-rafting packages toglass bridge tickets and Valley of Fire flyovers. I scheduled anall-inclusive tour known as the Wind Dancer. It flies to the baseof the canyon.
  • 5. Maverick Helicopters - LocationOne important thing that differentiates Maverick from the pack isthe location of its terminal. Its conveniently located on the southend of the Las Vegas strip. Transfer from hotel to the heliportusually takes minutes. Furthermore, due to its location, allMaverick trips include flying over the Las Vegas Strip.
  • 6. Maverick Helicopters - The FleetThe companys fleet of choppers is comprised completely ofEcoStar 130 aircraft. The EcoStars cabin is 25 percent larger thanthe typical choppers. The extra space results in theater-styleseating and plenty of leg-and-elbow room. Furthermore, it comeswith a 180-degree wrap-around windshield and a Fenestron tailrotor that reduces noise. Travelers get their own headsets. Thislets you plug in to the digital communication system and listen toa trip narration or talk with the pilot and the other passengers.
  • 7. Maverick Helicopters - The RouteThe flight over was brilliant. Grand Canyon West is a 45-minuteflight from Maverick Helicopters terminal. The flight plan takesyou directly over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the brand newHoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Helis soar at a lower elevation thanplanes so the birds eye view you will get of the Dam isbreathtaking.
  • 8. Maverick Helicopters - The West RimOur West Rim approach was stunning. I could see the Sky Walkgleaming beneath the desert sun. The 4,000-foot descent goesthrough 3 cycles of geological time before landing. Mavericksdirt helipad was near the well-known Colorado River. Itshumbling when you consider that this river single-handedlyproduced the Grand Canyon. I pulled out of my reverie andjoined the remainder of the group for a Champagne picnic.
  • 9. Maverick Helicopters - The West RimOur pilot offered to guide us about the base (we were also able toexplore on our own). I chose to go out with him. Im glad I did. Ifnot I would have had my head caught in my guide book.Maverick also offers a chopper trip that lets you prolong a bottomlanding with a water rafting trip down the Colorado.
  • 10. Maverick Helicopters - The West RimThe flight back is fantastic. We re-visited Lake Mead and HooverDam and then veered northward and strafed the Valley of Fire.This area is made up of vibrant orange sandstone. Its really asurreal spot and Ive never quite seen anything like it. Onepassenger said it reminded him of Moab, UT.
  • 11. Maverick Helicopters - The VegasStripOur return took us over the Las Vegas Strip. This is one more ofthose Maverick benefits. We hovered over the sky line. To myleft, I saw the Planet Hollywood, Paris, MGM Grand, the Wynn,and more. On the ground, I opted to buy my tour on DVD. Thequality is great and definitely makes the perfect memento.
  • 12. Maverick Helicopters - SummarySelect Maverick Helicopters if you are looking for a high qualityGrand Canyon helicopter tour from Las Vegas. The client serviceis five-star. The aircraft are state-of-the-art. And the quality of thetour is peerless. Save money by booking their tours on the web. Idid and I know for certain that I nipped off 20 percent. A visit toLas Vegas is not complete without a West Rim helicopter tour.So do it in style. Do it with Maverick Helicopters.Source: