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Maverick Named By CNN as One of Best Helicopter Sightseeing Tours

Posted by Maverick Helicopters on May 30, 2017 3:41:00 PM

Maverick Helicopters has earned its fair share of local awards for superior customer service and tour offerings. In May, Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association named Maverick Helicopters as the "Best Air Tour Company" for the eighth consecutive year. This year also brought in a prestigious "Best of Las Vegas Award" courtsey of the readers of Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Now that recognition is going continental. In a recent CNN article about the best tours offered throughout North America, aviation journalist Howard Slutsken listed Maverick Helicopters as one of the top four best helicopter sightseeing tours. In fact, ours was the only United States outfit listed in the group.

CNN Lists Maverick as the Best Helicopter Sightseeing Tour of North America

Wind Dancer Tour

In writing about Maverick Helicopters, Slutsken focused on one of the most popular of our Grand Canyon tours: the Wind Dancer Sunset tour. This exhilarating flight begins with a takeoff over Las Vegas and includes breathtaking views of Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam and extinct volcano Fortification Hill, in addition to the unparalleled backdrop of the Mojave Desert and the Grand Canyon itself.

Included in this tour is a special descent and landing 3,500 feet into the heart of this natural wonder at Maverick's private spot in Hualapai Indian Territory. Here, passengers are invited to pop open a bottle of champagne and enjoy light snacks as they explore the edges of the Grand Canyon.

As you should expect from a first-rate helicopter outfit, this landing isn't the only unique aspect of this tour. During the return flight, pilots skillfully maneuver through the stunning Aztec sandstone formation known as the Bowl of Fire. Then, as the sun sets to the west, the tour concludes with a mesmerizing pass over the Las Vegas Strip. It's a beautiful backdrop of colors, both natural and man-made, that should not be missed during a trip to Las Vegas.

"It's two and a half hours of pure experience from the time the helicopter lifts off to the time it returns," Bryan Kroten, Vice President of Marketing for Maverick Helicopters, told CNN.

Learn More About Our Helicopter Sightseeing Tours

While the Wind Dancer Sunset is the tour highlighted on CNN's list of best helicopter sightseeing tours, it is by no means the only exciting tour we offer. Contact us via Live Chat or phone at 1-888-261-4414 and book your next thrilling adventure!

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