I WENT TO LAS VEGAS FOR REST AND RELAXATION
On my first day in Las Vegas, I saw the sun come up. Pink-gold light peeked out from behind the fake Manhattan skyscrapers and spilled over the deserted Strip. I didn’t see the sunrise because I was stumbling, heels in hands, back from dancing to Calvin Harris under laser lights all night. Rather, the night before I was tucked up in bed at 10pm to be ready for my 5am alarm. I was being picked up by my guide from Take A Hike for a trek through the Valley Of Fire, a state park about an hour outside of downtown Las Vegas known for its surreal red, twisting rock formations. Turning out the lights in my hotel room before midnight, seeing the Strip glowing neon below, I wondered if I was missing the point of Sin City. Shouldn’t I have been, I don’t know, dancing in a bikini at a foam party or gambling a month’s rent on black? What I’ve since discovered about Vegas is this: the city’s innate desire to take things to the extreme, resulting in casinos bigger than football stadiums and take-away cocktails the size of your head, also applies to its health and wellness scene. Why do yoga in a boring old studio when you can do sun salutations in the world’s tallest Ferris wheel? Or fly in a helicopter to do downward dogs on the top of a mountain? Yes, the former and latter are real activities you can and should do in Las Vegas. The other thing that makes Vegas an expectedly perfect place to rest and rejuvenate is the pervasive sense that real life is suspended, like some kind of Truman Showsituation. Sure, it’s almost always warm and sunny, but it’s more than that. Is this the real life?, you think, as you pass the fake Statue of Liberty. Walking the Strip, you notice that those markers of the mundane parts of normal life – accountancy firms, newspaper stands, hardware stores – are conspicuously absent. That stuff is waiting for you back in your real life. The sidewalks and escalators, lined with jasmine flowers and speakers that play mindlessly upbeat music, are designed to move the masses up and down the Strip with safety and ease. All you have to do is join the flow with no destination in mind and wait to see what pretty, shiny thing draws you in. So long as your out-of-office is on and you don’t spend the whole time scrolling Instagram, it’s shockingly easy to leave the world behind and take a mental break. Without further ado: how to DIY a wellness retreat in Las Vegas.
Aug 12, 2019
Sundance Helicopters Interview with Island 98.5 KDNN
Arlene Bordinhao interviews with the morning crew. Island 98.5 is the worldwide leader in reggae music. Not only is Island 98.5 the #1 reggae station, but they also have the #1 Hawaiian music morning show (by a lot). KDNN is the 10th most listened to iHeart station in the U.S. and is Hawaii’s largest streaming station which is reaching more on iHeart than some top 10 terrestrial stations.
Aug 1, 2019
10 things you need to do on the iconic Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas is a complicated beast of a city if you aren’t properly organised. The often chaotic sea of neon lights and hedonism can become a blur between the whirlwind of bars, shows and high-end restaurants, but as long as you play your cards right, a weekend stomping around Vegas could very well be the best decision you’ve ever made. And playing your cards right means that Las Vegas’ iconic strip, so frequented that it’s often misidentified as the entire city itself, will be much more than that slog of bars, shows and high-end restaurants. You’ll discover secret pockets of serenity, rewarding natural wonders, remarkable hotels, and pure adrenaline. These are the things that will keep you coming back to Vegas long after you’ve gotten the requisite bachelor/bachelorette parties and sinfully indulgent weekends out of the way. Nothing beats looking down on Vegas from the sky, admiring what looks like a futuristic Monopoly board as you take off to explore one of the landscape’s most famous sites: the Grand Canyon. Hit up Sundance Helicopters and book into a tour of the immense canyon, which takes you straight into the belly of the beast, passing the Mojave, Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead before landing on a private bluff overlooking the Colorado River. Set up for a small picnic and a glass of Champagne while you admire one of the world’s seven natural wonders from the inside. It’s not much in the way of food, so load up beforehand.
Jul 23, 2019
300,000 Win with Good Morning Britain
You could win 300,000 pounds with ITV's money giveaway and what better way to celebrate and spend that money than with a trip to the Grand Canyon with Sundance Helicopters! You'll get to experience one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World" in a helicopter, land in the Canyon and experience beautiful sights like the Hoover Dam, Colorado River and the iconic Las Vegas Strip.
Jul 15, 2019
Where to Watch Fireworks in Las Vegas - Can Sin City Get Any Brighter? Why Yes it Can!
It’s not quite skyrockets in flight, but Sundance Helicopters can arrange for you to watch the fireworks rocket into the sky while you’re in flight with them. The tour company is the only one to offer helicopter flights over the strip on July 4. Guests can choose either a 40-minute Fireworks Aerial tour with a champagne toast ($269 per person) or the Twilight Picnic tour, which lands on a private bluff near the Red Rock Conservatory at sunset, with panoramic views of the Las Vegas skyline. A picnic and champagne will be served while the fireworks go off, before the chopper flies back over the Strip ($339 per person).
Jul 4, 2019
Where to celebrate 4th of July in the Las Vegas Valley
Here are the places around the valley where you can celebrate Independence Day: Sundance Helicopters: At $296 per person, guests can be treated to champagne and enjoy an aerial view of the Strip during July 4. Sundance will start its flights at 8:30 p.m.
Jul 4, 2019
Las Vegas 4th of July Events
FIREWORKS GALORE Offering one-of-a-kind Independence Day experiences, Sundance Helicopters allows visitors to enjoy breath-taking views of the city-wide fireworks show. Guests can choose from the Fourth of July aerial tour, which includes a flight over the Las Vegas Strip during one of the fireworks displays; or the twilight picnic package, which flies passengers to a scenic overlook to watch the fireworks dance across the Las Vegas skyline. Caesars Palace will host an extravagant firework display on Thursday 4th July, beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m. Kicking off the weekend with a bang, Station Casinos will cover the sky with fireworks shows at both Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino for viewers from Henderson to Summerlin to enjoy. Open to the public, The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host its annual Independence Day party at its rooftop pool. The downtown pool party will feature performances by live DJs, drink specials and a hot dog eating contest. Wrapping up the evening, fireworks will be staged from multiple locations on the Plaza’s roof and towers, ensuring an amazing show visible for miles.
Jun 26, 2019
Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Las Vegas
Ready for the biggest and baddest firework celebration in Las Vegas? Well, New Year's Eve is still about six months away, but the next best thing is almost here. The vast Vegas sky will light up for Independence Day with celebrations across the valley. From the Strip to the suburbs, we’ve got you covered with the biggest displays and viewing parties. We’ll also answer the age-old question: “Is it okay to blow stuff up myself?”
Jun 24, 2019
These are the best adventure tours and travel companies
Summer is upon us and Americans are gearing up for vacation time. 10Best set out to find the best adventure tours – boats, helicopters, rafting trips, hot air balloons, trains and fishing excursions – and adventure travel companies to help you plan your ultimate trip. After four weeks of voting, we have our winners. Best Helicopter Tour: Sundance Helicopters Sundance Helicopters take scenic flights above Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Passengers can combine their flight with a Pink Jeep tour, boat trip through the Grand Canyon, ATV ride through Lake Mead National Park or a wine tasting and dinner at one of Nevada’s top restaurants.
May 31, 2019
Vegas helicopter company offering July 4th fireworks tours
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Sundance Helicopters has announced it will continue its one of a kind Fourth of July tours as the only major helicopter tour company to offer flights over the Las Vegas Strip for a bird’s eye view of the city’s fireworks shows. “Celebrating the Fourth of July with our exclusive tours is the best way to celebrate and see the Independence Day fireworks from across the valley,” said John Wells, President, Sundance Helicopters, Inc., “These tours will not only feature the best views of the fireworks but will be the most scenic way to see the city.”
May 29, 2019
The best wedding venues in Las Vegas – from chapels to hotels
Grand Canyon This is one location that really is designed for just you and your love. The bride is literally whisked off her feet as she embarks on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon – a mere 45 minutes away from The Strip. The journey offers a very up close and personal experience with one of the seven natural wonders of the world, while red and orange rock formations form the backdrop of the all-important wedding photos. Couples are given the choice of marrying in the air, or in two secluded spots – the Grand Canyon in Arizona, or the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. This option is for those who want a truly private wedding ceremony or who wish to elope, as only six people can ride in the helicopter, plus the pilot. With the minister, photographer, bride and groom, there are few spaces left for guests. Sundance Helicopters offer wedding packages that start from £2,200, which include a minister, flowers, cake and refreshments, professional photographs and a video and a limousine service to the runway. Why marry here? How many people can say they tied the knot mid-air, or among the Grand Canyon's majestic red sandstone surfaces that truly are out of this world?
May 22, 2019
The Weekender: Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is a hell of a place. Beyond the smoky layers of casino lights, palatial structures, and late nights out on the Strip that shape the typical idea of the country’s gambling capital, there is an entire world of luxuries left to be discovered (if you know where to look). Here, we explore all that Las Vegas has to offer from a multi-course dinner at ultra-exclusive Le Cirque and soaring over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter (complete with a Champagne break) to some of the most extraordinary spa treatments in the country and beyond on this whirlwind DuJour-approved 72-hour tour. Set an early alarm: a helicopter adventure over the Strip and the Grand Canyon awaits. Order a quick bite via room service and from there, meet your car outside the hotel to be whisked off to Sundance Helicopters’ base for an aerial morning full of awe-inspiring scenery and photo opps. This award-winning tour operator is among the best options around for exploring Las Vegas and the surrounding landscape; on this unforgettable ride, you’ll see sights like the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Mojave Desert, the Colorado River, and of course, the Grand Canyon as well as the Strip and its stunning skylines on the way back (there’s also a Champagne stop along the way).
May 13, 2019
Travel Matters PSA
John Wells, President of Sundance Helicopters talks about how important tourism is to Sundance Helicopters. Travel Matters to Sundance Helicopters because we love delivering awe-inspiring experiences to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and beyond for the 42 million annual visitors to the Las Vegas valley.
Apr 24, 2019
The Hangover Cure
Thanks to movies like The Hangover, there's a perception that Las Vegas is one big MTV video - a hedonistic cocktail of high rollers, pool parties and late night shenanigans. And while you can definitely find all those things, the city has much more to offer. Whether a sports fan, gourmand, culture vulture or adrenaline addict, there's a slice of Vegas just for you. If there's one experience worth splashing out on in Vegas. It's a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon. Sundance Helicopter has exclusive access to a plateau on the West Rim where you'll enjoy a champagne picnic with a side serving of stunning canyon views.
Apr 7, 2019
New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters
Ricardo Dowdy II as the new Director of Maintenance. In his new role, Dowdy will directly supervise employees in the maintenance, compliance and logistics departments. “Ricardo’s work ethic, maintenance knowledge and leadership skills made this decision to promote him an easy one,” said John Wells, President of Sundance Helicopters. “Safe and efficient maintenance actions are attributed to high caliber managers such as Ricardo and we know he’ll continue to keep safety top of mind in his new position.”
Apr 4, 2019
n Las Vegas, Canadian country music star Lindsay Ell hops in a helicopter with ET Canada’s Keshia Chante to take a tour of the Grand Canyon where the singer talks about her career and ACM Award nomination for Best New Female Artist. Lindsay takes a private helicopter to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon at a private bluff overlooking the Colorado River. This is the first time Lindsay has experienced the Grand Canyon, something she's been wanting to do for a long time.
Apr 1, 2019
Does the helicopter industry have a people problem?
Another career pathway program — the SkyPath Pilot Program — has been launched by Mark Schlaefli of Sundance Helicopters, an Air Methods subsidiary. The program started in conjunction with flight school Leading Edge Aviation Inc., of Bend, Oregon, and has expanded to include the University of North Dakota’s aerospace program. A candidate applies for the program through select part 141 partner flight schools, and as the pilot progresses through ratings, they are evaluated for their performance. Once they have reached a level of certification defined by the school, they are interviewed by a panel from Sundance and the flight school. If they’re accepted into the program, the candidate continues through their ratings at the school and eventually, once they’ve become an instructor and after a period of dual time (and once part 135 minimums are met) he or she is eligible for a guaranteed interview with Sundance. “There’s no such thing as guaranteed jobs in the world, but it is about as close as you get to that,” said Schlaefli. “We should have been, as an operator, directly involved with developing and mentoring new pilots all along. This is something we should have been doing for years.” There are currently five people in the program from UND, and Schlaefli expects the first SkyPath graduates to arrive with Sundance in spring 2020. He hopes to ultimately bring through 10 to 15 pilots each year through the program. “If we can do that, then we’re going to have a great supply of qualified people, we can lower minimums, and have increased performance and increased safety — and I think it will do the industry good,” he said. The program is focused on pilots right now, but Schlaefli aims to broaden it to maintenance technicians; he said the shortage of engineers was actually his biggest concern. “We just had some discussions with Southern Utah University, who is in a very unique position with their offering a maintenance course, and have actually been successful in having some regulations changed to allow them to develop a rotorcraft specific track for mechanics,” said Schlaefli. “They are going to learn rotorcraft and very specific things [related to rotary-wing maintenance] from the beginning — which I think is huge.”
Mar 12, 2019
The ride of your life: Eight thrilling journeys that are better than the destination
Like his biblical namesake, Sundance Helicopters' pilot, Raphael is an angel, forever on guard for his passengers' wellbeing, and calm under pressure. It doesn't hurt that he's tall and ridiculously handsome, with a lilting Brazilian accent; we all later admit to a little crush, even the straight male in our party. Today's journey is testing Raph's flying skills, however; despite the sunshine, desert thermals toss us like a discarded wrapper, challenging the very notion of the miracle of flight. Prone to motion sickness, I fear for my buffet breakfast; instead, I find myself relishing the roller coaster, confident in the protective glow of Raphael's aura
Mar 8, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada: Sophisticated but still sexy
On a morning tour with Sundance Helicopters, I'm again struck by how surreal the city seems. As the mock Eiffel tower, Venetian canals and regularly erupting Mirage volcano grow smaller, they look more like props in a toy town built for adults than ever. We fly over Lake Las Vegas, where celebrity-owned mansions surround a replica of Florence's Ponte Vecchio, the Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead before cresting the rim of one of the natural wonders of the world. Flying between mile-high walls sculpted over millennia by the Colorado River before alighting on a remote ridge for a champagne brunch is the undisputed highlight of the trip for me. A copter ride over the canyon is a tough act to follow but Celine Dion live at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is certainly no comedown.
Mar 5, 2019
Vegas, Baby, is a Wicked Ride
Our party of five is in town to get acquainted with Vegas in her latest incarnation. To forgo dusk until dawn gambling sessions and parties of The Hangover proportions in favour of celebrity chef-helmed restaurants, history, culture, and more classy only-in-Vegas experiences. Flying between mile-high walls sculpted over millennia by the Colorado River before alighting on a remote ridge for a Champagne brunch is the undisputed highlight of the trip for me.
Mar 3, 2019
Sundance Helicopters partners with SUU for helicopter pilot development initiative
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., and the Sundance Skypath Program has partnered with Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the university’s pilot candidate students. The SkyPath program defines a career pathway and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners to secure operationally-ready and highly-qualified helicopter pilots. Skypath is already available at top flight schools Leading Edge Aviation in Bend, Oregon, and UND Aerospace in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Southern Utah University is the third school to become a partner.
Feb 26, 2019
These Valentine’s Day gifts don’t come in a box. It’s Vegas, baby
Night flight over the Strip Anyone can hire a limo, but a helicopter? That’s special. Take your Valentine on an after-dark whirl over the Las Vegas Strip, buzzing past the Bellagio fountains, the Eiffel Tower, the Venetian canals, the Stratosphere Tower and Luxor. The 15-minute helitours travel round-trip from the airport, but Sundance Helicopters will pick you up at your hotel then drop you off after the flight for an all-in-one price. Info: Sundancehelicopters.com (from $84)
Feb 13, 2019
Allets - Korea 여자 혼자 여행 가기 가장 좋은 도시는?
‘라스베이거스’하면 야경을 빼놓을 수 없다. 가장 쉬운 방법은 시저스 팰리스 호텔 맞은편에 위치한 ‘더 링크 프로메나드(The LINQ Promenade)’로 향하는 것. 167m로 세계에서 가장 높은 대관람차인 ‘하이롤러(High Roller)’, 35초 만에 거리를 가로지르는 집라인 ‘플라이 링크(Fly LINQ)’를 만날 수 있다. 겨울에는 오후 5시면 해가 지기 시작하므로 4시경에는 ‘하이롤러((High Roller)’에 탑승해야 멋진 석양을 볼 수 있다는 사실. (한 바퀴 약 30분 소요) 그런 다음 ‘플라이 링크(Fly LINQ)’를 타면 야경 접수 완료! 두 시설 모두 비용은 약 25달러부터다. 라스베이거스에 오면 으레 하루를 투자해 그랜드 캐니언 투어를 가곤 하는데, 부담 없이 즐기고 싶다면 레드록 캐니언 투어를 추천한다. 에디터가 선정한 업체는 ‘선댄스 헬리콥터(Sundance Helicopter)’. 헬리콥터를 타고 20여 분 날아가면 라스베이거스의 전경부터 대자연의 장관을 한눈에 담을 수 있다. 시티 라이프 피크닉 패키지를 선택하면 조종사와 함께 샴페인 잔을 부딪히는 특별한 피크닉도 가능! 비용은 1인당 약 250달러 선.
Feb 7, 2019
5 Ritzy And Romantic Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day In Las Vegas
One lucky couple will take their romance to new heights with the VIP Romance Package for Two from Sundance Helicopters on February 14. The tour begins with a stretch limousine ride to the Sundance Helicopters terminal, followed by a Champagne toast. Next, the couple will be flown over the city and land on a private bluff near Red Rock, where they’ll experience chocolate covered strawberries and hors-d’oeuvres by a fire pit while wearing cruelty-free fur coats (on loan) and taking in the sunset views of the Las Vegas skyline. The helicopter returns after sunset over the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Love truly is in the air!
Feb 7, 2019
Lonely Planet Korea - 라스베이거스를 즐기는 7가지 방법 - Part 2
프로펠러가 힘차게 돌아가자 헬리콥터가 지면과 점점 멀어진다. 바둑판처럼 네모반듯한 주택가를 지나고 나니, 이내 붉은 사암으로 된 돌산이 코앞에 보인다. 하늘 위라는 흥분이 채 가시기도 전에 목적지인 레드록캐니언(Red Rock Canyon)에 도착한 것이다. 약 20분을 날아 다다른 이곳은 스트립 서쪽으로 32킬로미터가량 떨어진 모하비 사막(Mojave Desert)의 동쪽 끄트머리다. 하루를 꼬박 투자해야 하는 그랜드캐니언 대신 라스베이거스에서 대자연을 조우할 수 있는 근교 여행지로 인기가 높다. “자, 피크닉을 시작할까요?” 헬리콥터 투어를 이끄는 선 댄스(Sun Dance)의 조종사 애덤 워크(Adam Walk)가 능숙하게 바위 지대에 헬리콥터를 착륙시킨 뒤 피크닉 바구니를 꺼낸다. 경치 좋은 절벽 끝에는 하얀 테이블보가 깔린 탁자가 마련돼 있다. 앞으로는 라스베이거스의 도심이 한눈에 담기고, 뒤로는 레드록캐니언의 하이라이트인 붉은 줄무늬가 너울거리는 절벽이 병풍처럼 펼쳐진다. 승객들은 황금빛 기포가 솟아오르는 샴페인잔을 부딪치며 이 믿기지 않는 피크닉을 즐긴다. 황량한 사막 위에 세운 도시 라스베이거스를 실감하며. 피크닉은 화려하게 빛나는 라스베이거스 상공 위에서도 이어진다. 헬리콥터는 스트립을 1바퀴 돌며 환상적인 야경까지 책임진다. “이 투어의 장점은 레드록캐니언과 스트립 야경을 모두 즐길 수 있다는 겁니다. 또 비행시간이 짧아서 멀미 걱정을 덜 수 있죠.” 워크가 조명이 촘촘히 수놓여 있는 스트립을 향해 핸들을 꺾으며 말한다. ⓘ 선 댄스 시티 라이트 피크닉 1인당 250달러, sundancehelicopters.com
Feb 4, 2019
National Geographic - Korea
As the official travel magazine of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Korea primarily contains articles, photos, information and travel destination history. The February issue features Sundance Helicopters' City Lights Picnic tour which takes passengers on a scenic tour of Las Vegas from the air with a landing site located just steps from Red Rock Conservatory.
Feb 1, 2019
Viva Las Vegas
Host Sonia Kruger takes a Sundance Helicopters tour near Red Rock Conservatory to see the best sights of the Las Vegas Strip during sunset. Pilot Alex, takes Sonia on a flight she'll never forget with breathtaking views of Red Rock Conservatory during sunset and awe-inspiring views of the Las Vegas Strip as the lights of the city turn on. A picnic of champagne and snacks is served while Sonia takes in the views. The flight back to the Sundance Helicopters' terminal takes Sonia over the Las Vegas Strip to see the Bellagio fountains and the Mirage volcano from above.
Jan 31, 2019
The luxury-lover's guide to Las Vegas: Where to eat, drink, stay, party and shop
A weekend away in the ‘Entertainment capital of the world’ is always a memorable one (from what you are able to remember, at least...) whether it's being pampered at the blow-dry bar at the Cosmopolitan or going on an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. flight lounge. 3. Go on an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world - and one that's best viewed from the air. I went on an early sunrise tour with Sundance Helicopters, who pick you up from your hotel in a private stretch limo and whisk you to the pre-flight lounge. Once on board, the helicopter takes you on a three-hour epic adventure around the Grand Canyon. Along the way I had panoramic views of all the major landmarks between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the vast Mojave Desert.
Jan 12, 2019
UFC Embedded - Episode 3 of UFC 232
On Episode 3 of UFC 232 Embedded, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and fiancée Nina Ansaroff arrive for their second fight week Christmas in Las Vegas. Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg spends Sunday at church, stopping for a photo op with Santa. Light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson takes a Sundance Helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon to break up the boredom of fight preparation, but when he lands, things are anything but boring as UFC President Dana White summons him to HQ with some shocking news about former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. UFC 232 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two massive title fights taking place Saturday, December 29th on Pay-Per-View.
Dec 27, 2018
Naver Korea Visits Las Vegas
A subsidiary online magazine of South Korea's No. 1 web portal, NAVER.com. Currently, the search engine NAVER handles more than 75 percent of all web searches in South Korea and has 42 million enrolled users. NAVER is often referred to as 'the Google of Korea,' it is called the best source of providing travel tips and information for the general public. On its main page, there is a section called ‘Travel Plus’ where many South Koreans visit to find travel information and destination coverage. The number of subscribers is 4 million and the daily average views reach 1 million. The content captured by Naver will also be distributed by MK news, a daily economic newspaper. Naver Travel Plus features Sundance Helicopters' City Lights Picnic.
Dec 19, 2018
The Most Googled Travel Destinations of 2018
We've called out tons of emerging destinations and hot travel trends over the course of 2018 (hello, electric scooters). But which places were the Googling masses obsessed with this year? Always quick with an answer, Google gave us a list of its top trending "Trip to..." searches ("Trip to Italy", "Trip to France," etc.) from the past 12 months, and the results are...well, not all that surprising. The top ten destinations consist of Europe's greatest hits, tropical getaways, and the biggest party cities in the U.S. And despite bombastic headlines warning of overtourism, people are still totally obsessed with Iceland (honestly, same). To help all you Googlers out there, we decided to answer the most popular autocomplete searches for each destination. If you've ever wondered about "Trip to Las Vegas horror stories," we'll even cover that for you. (Don't worry, there's no judgment when it comes to Google searches.) Without further ado, here are the top trending trips of 2018.
Dec 13, 2018
Neon to Nature
Las Vegas is synonymous with the likes of neon lights and nightlife. However, there is another side to Las Vegas not so well known, which most visitors miss by sleeping off long nights. Remix explores the Mojave Desert surrounding the city limits, discovering so much more to Las Vegas than the glitz and glamour of The Strip. Helicopters into the Grand Canyon - The best way to experience the Grand Canyon is to soar high above it in a helicopter. The dramatic landscape is truly emphasized when looking at it from a birdseye view. Sundance Helicopters flew us out over the desert and into the Grand Canyon for champagne and lunch in among the sheer cliffs, cacti and local desert squirrels. Experiencing this breathtaking landscape is something you simply must add to your bucket list.
Dec 3, 2018
The NME guide to Las Vegas
Believe it or not, there’s more to do in Las Vegas than win or lose big in the casinos, or hit up clubs and dance to EDM all night. There’s also a ton of culture, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, incredible food, and more to discover. Vegas might be known as Sin City for its hedonistic reputation but the biggest offence you could commit is not digging a little bit deeper and getting to know another side to the city. Here are our tips for what to do, where to eat and drink, where to stay, and more. What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but that doesn’t mean you have to be there the whole time. Book a helicopter to the Grand Canyon, just over the state line in Arizona, and marvel at one of the seven natural wonders of the world. If you fly with Sundance Helicopters, as we did, you’ll get some pre-recorded narration played through your headset, a friendly pilot to answer any questions and share facts along the way, and some music to soundtrack the bits in between. We regret to inform you this includes Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2, but you might find yourself tearing up to them as you fly over one of the best sights you’ll ever see (not that we did. Not at all). Once you get to the canyon, you’ll land on a bluff in the Hualapai reservation, be able to take all the stunning pics you want, and have a little snack and glass of champagne as you take in the views. Read more at https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/nme-guide-las-vegas-2402978#d1oMsVUV87Q5HL43.99
Nov 23, 2018
Salute the Troops: Veterans receive Las Vegas helicopter tour
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - More than a hundred veterans from all military branches arrived in Las Vegas for a free helicopter tour in honor of Veterans Day on Sunday. As the tour was part of the 10th Annual Salute to the Troops event. For many veterans, the last time they were in a helicopter was when they were on the battleground and one of them was retired Staff Sergeant Matthew Alewine. Alewine served in the US Army for 12 years. "I was an infantry guy in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Alewine. He also said he knew all too well what was like to ride in a helicopter that wasn't as comfortable as the one with Sundance Helicopters.
Nov 11, 2018
Heli Success 2018
A review of Heli Success 2018 in Las Vegas! Special thanks to Sundance Helicopters for the flight. Two UND Aerospace students and the first two participants in the SkyPath program give a tour of the Sundance Helicopters terminal, helicopters and take a tour to the Grand Canyon. Through the SkyPath approach, a pilot candidate would apply for the program via select 141 partner flight schools such as UND Aerospace. As the pilot progresses through ratings, they are evaluated for their performance. The second phase of the program begins once a pilot candidate has earned their commercial pilot certificate. At this stage, the pilot candidate is interviewed by a panel of evaluators from both Sundance Helicopters and the flight academy and accepted into the program.
Nov 11, 2018
11 ways to live, eat, drink and party like a celebrity in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has long been the destination in the desert where people from around the world travel to in order to chill out, relax, party and see the spectacle. The city has been serenaded in songs, starred in Hollywood movies, and more recently it’s hosted the biggest fights in both boxing and UFC history. It’s for all of the reasons above that celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears have all returned to Vegas numerous times. But with so many hotels, bars and restaurants, how can you decide which ones to visit and what activities to do during your stay? Read on to discover how you can see Las Vegas like a rock star…
Nov 1, 2018
Las Vegas Con Exquisito Estilo
Quizá Las Vegas sea un destino abrumador. Tiene Los mejores espectáculos, alta gastronomía, casinos espectaculares, hoteles que quitan el aliento, hasta las experiencas de lujo más exclusivas. Con ese océano de opciones, hicimos una lista de lo imperdible en esta ciudad para disfrutarlo del modo más elegente. Nuestro recorrido está totalmente hecho para un bon vivant.
Nov 1, 2018
7 Unique Bucket List Adventures in Las Vegas
When I visit a destination I’m always on the lookout for unique experiences that I can’t replicate anywhere else. I found several bucket list adventures in Las Vegas that you will definitely want to add to your list! See the Las Vegas Strip in all of its glory from the sky for an incredible aerial view via helicopter at night. Sundance Helicopters takes guests on a 12-15 minute flight over the major landmarks with a commentary by the pilot and perfectly timed music.
Nov 1, 2018
The Wildest Ways To Tour The Grand Canyon From Vegas
A lot of people visit Las Vegas to win big at slot machines, hook up, and check out the Grand Canyon -- all things that are easier said than done. Especially the Grand Canyon, which despite being a major part of the Vegas tourism industry, is farther away than most people think. You're looking at a drive of more than two hours just to reach the West Rim, and there's no direct highway. But yes, you'll probably insist on going anyway, so check out the best options for planning a Grand Canyon detour from Las Vegas -- without putting in a ton of work. Most tours don't stop once the warm weather ends either. The crowds thin out in the winter months, and even though temperatures drop, it still makes for glorious views.
Oct 29, 2018
How to do Las Vegas like a High Roller
Las Vegas is America writ large and bright. A city where glamour and opulence are celebrated like nowhere else on Earth; where anything is possible with the right budget. So how do the really high rollers spend their cash while the rest of us are tugging on a one-armed bandit? If money’s no object, here’s how to go seriously large in the place where “bigger and better” is a municipal mantra. The real high fliers see Vegas from above and beyond - by taking a luxury helicopter flight out to the surrounding desert for a champagne picnic on the edge of a cliff. Sundance Helicopters will pick you up in a stretch limousine, before choppering you out to spectacular Red Rock Canyon for a dramatic sunset and delicious repast. Afterwards, they’ll fly you back via an unforgettable swoop over the neon-soaked Strip after dark.
Oct 19, 2018
10 Days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the Grand Canyon
Helicopter flight at Grand Canyon – It's far from cheap, but if you like to include at least one unforgettable experience on your travel, this is probably the most worthwhile thing in Las Vegas: the helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. There are several types of itineraries, which can be combined with boat trip, quad biking, wine tasting, hiking on a glass walkway above the cliff (the Skywalk)... Among the options from Sundance (from $ 350 per person), the one that includes a picnic is perfect to enjoy the journey, with total duration of three hours. The ride already begins in style with a transfer that pick the passengers up in their respective hotels: in a limousine, of course! Taking off from Las Vegas airport, it's a 45 minutes flight over the impressive Hoover Dam, the Mojave Desert mountains and the blue waters of the huge Lake Mead until you reach it, the Grand Canyon – more precisely, an indigenous protected area adjacent to the park. The views are breathtaking and gain different angles as the helicopter lands on the banks of the canyon, revealing the Colorado River. The stop lasts half an hour and includes toast with sparkling wine + basket of snacks. On the way back, the helicopter flights over the Strip revealing details of hotels – you even get to see dolphins swimming in the Mirage pool!
Oct 1, 2018
라스베이거스에서 생긴 일
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS 웨딩드레스와 턱시도를 입고 사막 한가운데 서 있는 남녀. 라스베이거스에서라면 드라마틱한 상상도 현실이 된다. 특히 선댄스 헬리콥터의 프리미엄 웨딩 패키지 프로그램을 이용하면 평생 잊지 못할 완벽한 순간을 만들어줄 것이다. 감동은 헬기를 타기 전부터 시작된다. 럭셔리한 리무진이 숙박하는 호텔에서부터 헬리콥터 터미널까지 데려다주고, 웰컴 드링크로 헬기를 타기 전에 느껴지는 약간의 초조함도 달래준다. 이 터미널에서는 때때로 브라이덜 브런치, 웨딩 리셉션이 열린다. 드디어 이륙. 라스베이거스의 화려한 불빛을 지나 인디언보호구역 위를 날다 보면 어느새 그랜드캐니언에 당도한다. 보는 내내 감탄했던 사막 위에 내려 피크닉을 즐겨도 되고, 이곳에서 둘만의 결혼식을 올려보는 것도 좋다. 웨딩 컨시어지가 신랑, 신부의 취향을 고려해 꽃과 케이크를 준비하고, 포토그래퍼가 완벽한 순간을 포착한다. 아직 프러포즈를 하지 못했다고 해도 걱정없다. 프러포즈를 현실화해줄 웨딩 컨시어지도 있으니까.
Oct 1, 2018
Pilot Pathway Programs Gain Traction
As recently as 2011, Mark Schlaefli received a stack of nearly 400 pilot resumes at the beginning of every tour season at Papillon Helicopters in Las Vegas. He’d heard about a looming pilot shortage, but it didn’t seem to be an issue. He had plenty of talent to choose from and new pilots calling all the time. At about the same time, flight schools from around the region began reaching out to companies like Papillon to discuss partnerships that would create pathways to professional pilot careers. Flight schools would benefit by promoting a career path for its pilots while operators would enjoy a steady source of pilots trained to standards vetted by the operators. “We really didn’t see a need to have such a partnership, with so many pilots sending us resumes, so we didn’t pursue the opportunity,” says Schlaefli, who is now director of operations at Las Vegas–based Sundance Helicopters. “I’ve come to regret that decision. We should have been partnering with schools all along, participating in the development of pilots from an early stage to help ensure qualified pilots.”
Oct 1, 2018
Las Vegas Is Offering Free Weddings to Armed Forces Members on Veterans Day
“To love and to honor” will take on a whole new meaning this November when 25 couples will be selected to win a wedding or a vow renewal ceremony as part of the second-annual “Las Vegas Marries the Military” event. The initiative, which honors military members with a completely free ceremony and joint reception with other military couples, will be held all day on November 8, 2018, to kick off Veterans Day weekend. To apply, couples where at least one part is a member of the Armed Forces can submit a 30 to 60 second video explaining to the selection committee what a Vegas wedding or vow renewal would mean to them.
Sep 13, 2018
Take Your Vegas Vacation To New Heights With These 3 High-End Aviation Tours
It’s often said what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas but that doesn’t necessarily apply to helicopters and personal jets. A vacation from your vacation, Las Vegas aviation tours are a fun way to take off and explore the southwest from a totally different perspective. Local aviation companies offer many different flight experiences including sunset sightseeing trips over the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and daylong excursions to the Grand Canyon. You can even tie the knot with a helicopter wedding package (love is indeed in the air). Looking for something a bit more extraordinary and exclusive? From yoga in uncharted territory to wine tasting at an acclaimed vineyard, these three lavish aviation tours are the most high-end ways to go sky-high during your next Vegas visit.
Sep 12, 2018
Travesías Stylemap of Las Vegas
Las Vegas desde dentro Hay quo olvidarse de todo lo que uno creía saber de Las Vegas. Esta guía explora una de las cuidades más turísticas del planeta, pero desde el ángulo de quienes la viven de día y de noche. Desde luego, incluye mucho de lo que la ha vuelto famosa, como el entretenimiento y las actividades para todas las edades, pero también hay muchos planes enesperados, en las naturaleza y culturales, de gastronomía y de compras. Desde el Gran Cañón y sus paisajes hasta las reservas naturales, los museos, festivales y eventos, Las Vegas tiene mucho más que ofrecer que Th Strip, incluidos los paseos en kayak y hasta las compras vintage.
Sep 10, 2018
Considera Yordi una experiencia de vida el volar sobre El Gran Cañón Yordi en Exa
Yordi is the top morning radio show in Mexico for the 25-44 year-old audience (1.985 M) and broadcasts daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST. The host, Yordi is one of the top Mexican broadcasters with 4.32M followers on Twitter, 1.3 million followers on Facebook and 289K followers on Instagram. Yordi and his radio crew experienced the Grand Canyon via Sundance Helicopters on August 30, 2018 and had the most amazing time. Their awe-inspiring experience began with a stretch limo pickup from their hotel. Once at the terminal they were greeted by customer experience agents where they were checked in and given a safety briefing. Our pilot, Rafael then escorted them to the EC130 helicopter and the flight included views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Mojave Desert before landing at a bluff within the Grand Canyon walls. Champagne is served as Yordi and his crew took in the amazing views. The return flight included spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip before landing back at our terminal and being taken back by stretch limo to their hotel.
Aug 31, 2018
Chef Giada De Laurentiis' Las Vegas hot spots
Since the Italian-born chef debuted on the Food Network in 2002, she has hosted numerous cooking and travel-themed shows, including Emmy Award-winning programs "Everyday Italian" and "Giada at Home." So while De Laurentiis lives and grew up in Los Angeles, opening her first restaurant in Las Vegas was a natural choice. "The whole idea was I come from television, that's how people know me. And Las Vegas is about a show. I mean people ... come here to be entertained," she says. The restaurant, Giada, opened in 2014. Located on the second floor of The Cromwell casino and boutique hotel, it boasts huge windows that open right onto the Strip with prime views of the Bellagio fountains. The space features photos of De Laurentiis and her family and references a few of the scores of films produced by her late grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis. The chef's saying, "I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything," is cut out in silhouette in the dining room's chandeliers.
Aug 14, 2018
Travel: Behind The Scenes
While the flashy side of Las Vegas still shines glaringly bright, try taking a counter intuitive approach to fully appreciate its wild west history and wild desert landscape. Vegas is definitely a city of contrasts. If it’s been a few decades since you last visited, you’ll notice some big changes. Since the 1960s, Las Vegas has experienced incredible growth. Between 1990 and 2000 (alone), the population almost doubled – an increase of 82.5 per cent. With this type of development in an arid, southern Nevada location, one can’t help but wonder how water is supplied to the thousands of hotel rooms, homes and businesses in the area. Operated by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, you can gain a better understanding of the journey that water takes at the Las Vegas Springs Reserve. Here, 180 acres are also dedicated to nature walks, displays, events and activ
Aug 1, 2018
Actor Joseph Cheng takes an unforgettable trip with Sundance Helicopters near Red Rock Conservation area in Las Vegas to experience the desert beauty with The City Lights Picnic tour. The tour takes guests on an unforgettable journey to a private bluff in the desert overlooking all of Las Vegas and the beauty of the Las Vegas Strip during sunset as the twinkling lights of The Strip turn on. The City Lights Picnic incorporates both neon and nature to show both sides of the city.
Aug 1, 2018
Las Vegas News Briefs - August 2018
Sundance Helicopters Announces Neon & Nature Weddings with Las Vegas Skyline as Backdrop Beginning 8.8.18 Sundance Helicopters, Inc., has announced plans to marry couples at their exclusive scenic overlook beginning on the lucky date of August 8, 2018. The Neon & Nature Wedding Experience will be held on a private bluff overlooking the Las Vegas Valley with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of red, orange, and yellow rock formations. The Neon & Nature Wedding Experience starts at $1,825 per couple and includes an awe-inspiring tour in a private state-of-the-art helicopter en route to the wedding location, access to a VIP waiting room at the Sundance terminal, an officiant, personal cake, wedding flowers, champagne, photography and limousine service. Additionally, specially-curated Lucky 8 Weddings, available on August 8 and 18 is priced at $2,088 and in addition to the Neon & Nature Wedding Experience inclusions, will include elegantly themed “lucky 8” décor and the option to fly in aircraft number 8 with availability. For more information, contact Arlene Bordinhão, Sundance Helicopters, email@example.com.
Aug 1, 2018
Outdoor adventure, Las Vegas style
All you have to do is look at a map of Las Vegas and you’ll see the terrain: Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Death Valley National Park. It goes on and on. Las Vegas has outrageous outdoor adventure options across the Mojave, high peaks, and canyons. In this video, you’ll see some of the awesome slickrock trails for mountain biking near Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We also paddle on the Colorado River, exploring the otherworldly Emerald Cave. As a finale, we check out the view over the Grand Canyon via helicopter. These options are all easily accessible from Vegas. Set aside at least a day to play outside when you get here. * This video is proudly produced in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority: https://www.visitlasvegas.com/
Aug 1, 2018
Viva Las Vegas: The Ultimate Guide
Las Vegas, NV simply known as “Vegas” is an internationally renowned major resort city that is primarily known for its glitzy gambling, luxury dining experiences, extravagant entertainment, abundant shopping, and elaborate nightlight. Among all the activities one can find during their visit, we have managed to narrow them down to our favorite. In this article we’ll highlight our top choices regarding restaurants, hotels and activities for the “Adventure” couples out there. Let’s get started!
Jul 19, 2018
Las Vegas - Cada Vez Algo Imperdible
La Mejor Vista: La Aerea! Una experiencea que te quitará el Aliento y debes tener minimo una vez en la vida es sobrevolar Las Vegas en helicoptero; Sundance Helicopter City Lights to hace realidad, no solo te recogeran en limusina, te ofrecerán champagne a tu llegada al helipuerto, presentándote al piloto y tratándote como rey o reina de prinicipio a fin. Sus helicópteros sobrevuelan Red Rock Canyon y descienden en Blue Diamond, lociación donde podrás contemplar de lejos la ciudad mientras disfrutas de un picnic preprerado con detalle para que disfrutes del atardecer, captando una gama de colores con los que el astro rey se despide.
Jul 16, 2018
Fuegos artificiales y celebraciones del 4 de julio en Las Vegas
Vista de helicóptero de fuegos artificiales Sundance Helicopters, Inc. continúa con su tradición anual del 4 de julio ofreciendo vuelos en helicóptero sobre el Strip de Las Vegas para tener una vista panorámica de los espectaculares fuegos artificiales de la ciudad. Una opción de picnic exclusivo también está disponible donde los huéspedes aterrizan en lo alto de un mirador escénico con el horizonte de Las Vegas hacia el este y un telón de fondo del Red Rock Canyon. La gira de Fireworks Aerial comienza con una camioneta de limusina. Una vez en Sundance Helicopters, los huéspedes podrán disfrutar de un brindis con champán antes de abordar los helicópteros. Los juerguistas volarán 800 pies por encima de Las Vegas Strip para presenciar varios fuegos artificiales desde el otro lado del valle y desde las propiedades del hotel Strip. Solo hay 60 asientos disponibles para esta excursión desde $199 por persona. sundancehelicopters.com/july4
Jul 3, 2018
72 Horas Por El Lado B De Las Vegas
Dejarse llevar por los calificativos que le han asignado a la urbe mas importante de Nevada - la Cuidad del Pecado, Disneylandia para adultos y un largo etcetera -, resulta tan reductivo como imposible en estos dias. La misma naturaleza de los tiempo ha provocado que un destino tan turistico comoc Las Vegas, haya ido aglutinando una oferta muy vasta que satisface cualquier tipo de necesidades de entretenimiento. Y no es que los buffets de 9 dolares ni las maquintas tragamonedas hayan desaparecido, simplemente son solo una minima muestra de los que la cuidad tiene para ofrecer en estos dias. Si lo que buscas es alajarte del cliche que envuelve la ciudad y que tu visita este cargada de un poco de adrenalina, combinada con comida deliciosa y las obligada bebida, continua leyendo.
Jul 1, 2018
The Best Las Vegas Fireworks Shows for 4th of July
It's no secret. Las Vegas loves its explosions -- sometimes even implosions -- and there's no better way to celebrate America's Independence than with some rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air. You've got a few opportunities to catch Fourth of July firework shows in and around the Vegas area over the next week. So don't worry about trying to get your hands on those semi-legal fireworks in Pahrump. Let the pros handle it. We've found all the big patriotic fireworks displays and put them all in one place for you. It's some of the best fun you can have all summer.
Jun 28, 2018
Justin and Greg Show Escape to the Grand Canyon
Two BIG fans of the Vegas Golden Knights, Justin and Greg of Saskatchewan, Canada. They created a video about their experience with Sundance Helicopters' Grand Canyon tour. It was the first time both Justin and Greg have experienced a stretch limo and the Grand Canyon. November 23rd, 2017: Justin and Greg made the first video proposing Saskatchewan adopt the Vegas Golden Knights back in November (mostly because they were cold and wanted to watch hockey somewhere warm and there were direct flights to Vegas). The video had immediate traction with almost 100K views on Facebook and over 12K views on Twitter.
Jun 4, 2018
Las Vegas: the world capital of entertainment
Lots of cities get last names – Paris, the City of Light; Rome, the Eternal City; Rio, the Marvelous City. It just so happens that Las Vegas’s last name is a bit more infamous: Sin City. Notorious for its nights fueled by parties and gambling, the city has started showing its less naughty side in recent years, expanding its appeal beyond just adults by investing in family-friendly spectacles, amusement parks, and technological innovations.
Jun 1, 2018
Inspiring Spaces - Moving Venues
Although train travel is conducive to many types of meetings, incorporating a helicopter ride into a meeting or event is another memorable option for today’s meetings. In fact, Sundance Helicopters, based in Las Vegas, offers a distinctive event space at its terminal. Complete with a lavish pre-flight lounge, the terminal can host large groups and serve food and beverages while attendees wait their turn for helicopter tours during the function. Sundance Helicopters offers 25 state-of-the-art helicopters, each seating six people — so there’s plenty of space for groups looking to enjoy breathtaking flights above the Las Vegas Strip, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and the Mojave Desert.
Jun 1, 2018
On the Move
Sundance Helicopters has announce the appointment of Pavy Mueller as director of international sales. In her new role, Mueller will be responsible for expanding international leisure sales for Sundance and for leading the company’s long-term growth strategies for its foreign markets. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Pavy to the Sundance team,” said Eric Filipcic, head of sales at Sundance Helicopters. “Her vast knowledge of the tourism market and sales expertise in the international arena enables her to bring a unique perspective when globally executing Sundance’s purpose of enriching lives with awe-inspiring experiences.”
May 21, 2018
It’s Not Just a Tour … It's an Experience- Helicopter Sightseeing at the Grand Canyon
It’s called the Grand Canyon for a reason: it’s really big and it’s really beautiful. One of the most visited national parks in the United States, the length and depth of this marvel are difficult to visualize from a single vantage point. It’s easy to understand why visitors are taking to the skies to experience this awe-inspiring natural wonder
May 10, 2018
An Accidental Calling
Kirstie McLean stumbled into the helicopter industry by accident. She had been working in the gift shop of a helicopter tour company in her hometown of Las Vegas, but the more she learned about the industry, the more she wanted to be a part of it. She moved to the maintenance department in 2015 and decided to get her airframe and powerplant (A&P) certification and further her career in aviation maintenance. McLean is a recipient of Helicopter Foundation International’s 2018 Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship. “I first applied for the scholarship to receive some assistance with my student loan,” McLean says. “But my main goal was to get my name out in the helicopter industry, an industry that I have grown to absolutely love.”
May 10, 2018
Here are 10 surprising places in Las Vegas to say "I do"
If you’re looking for a scenic wedding backdrop, it’s pretty hard to beat the Grand Canyon. Proving that the journey is as important as the destination, Sundance Helicopters will lift you up and take you there in style. An officiant and photographer will accompany you and two guests in your own private helicopter to a secluded bluff within the Grand Canyon walls. As you take in the inspiring views, you’ll be flying high.
May 7, 2018
eTalk's Liz gets the all star-experience in Vegas
Host Liz Trinnear visits glamourous Las Vegas for CinemaCon and takes in the tours that stars like Celine Dion, Kanye West and Emma Rossum experinece when they visit. This is Liz's first time to the Grand Canyon and Sundance Helicopters was able to give her an experience of a lifetime.
Apr 27, 2018
ACTUALLY COOL THINGS TO DO WHEN SOMEONE VISITS LAS VEGAS
You know the drill. Whenever friends or family come to Las Vegas, they rely on you to show 'em around. Well, it's time to step things up. You can do better than the Container Park and the M&M Store. Let's take a look at the iconic touristy stuff that actually lives up to the hype, a few under-the-radar things that only locals know about, and a few seasonal activities perfect for the warm weather as we head toward summer. (This may be Vegas, but most of them are reasonably priced, we promise.) If for any reason none of these options grab you, check out our updated seasonal events calendar, as well as our comprehensive guide to eating, drinking, and having fun in the city.
Apr 25, 2018
Adventurous Things to do in Las Vegas for Couples
We enjoyed the intimacy of the experience as we were with only 2 other people and the pilot. During our time at the landing, no other helicopters landed. We literally had the Grand Canyon all to ourselves before enjoying a 30 minute flight back to the helipad. The tour with landing is operated by Sundance Helicopters, a company that paved the way for Grand Canyon helicopter landings by forming productive relationships with the Hualapai people who own the lands within the canyon. They were the first company to ever receive permission to land with visitors.
Apr 18, 2018
Sundance Helicopters Partners with University of North Dakota Aerospace for SkyPath Helicopter Pilot Development Initiative
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., in partnership with The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota (UND Aerospace), announced the SkyPath program to the university’s helicopter students and staff during the 37th Annual Student Aviation Management Association’s (SAMA) Aerospace Conference and Career Fair. Students discovered more about the SkyPath program which defines a career pathway for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners to secure operationally-ready and highly-qualified helicopter pilots.
Apr 16, 2018
Vegas for grown-ups: in search of well-being, dining and culture in Clark County, Nevada
The city known as the entertainment capital of the world has a distinctly more refined and endearing personality than you might expect. Adele Thurlow investigates the quieter side of Las Vegas. Lights and late nights, fanfare and frivolity — it's the vibe Las Vegas is famous for. But behind the sparkly facade is a city with surprising depth and maturity; it's had more than a century of experience, after all. Locals display pride and unity, and the city's hospitality offerings have been cultivated to an exceptional standard. Perhaps think of it as an experienced and knowledgeable veteran stage performer . . . dressed in flashy sequins. Obviously, it caters well for those who love the night-life and the possibility of waking up with a new tattoo or even a new spouse, but Las Vegas is also a destination perfectly equipped for a restorative break. REVITALISE YOUR MIND Escape to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a quick and invigorating drive from downtown Las Vegas behind the wheel of a high performance exotic car or an aggressive American muscle car. Equally within reach is the solitude of the Grand Canyon via a helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam and Mojave Desert. Refuel with a champagne picnic before flying back to The Strip. sundancehelicopters.com/products/heli_horsepower
Apr 15, 2018
EDITOR PICKS: THE BEST LAS VEGAS HELICOPTER TOURS
Las Vegas is the epitome of the American dream at its biggest and brashest. The lights, the sounds, the sheer exhilaration of the world’s biggest playground for grown-ups are often more than enough for most people. But every now and then it is necessary to take things yet a step further. One way to do that is in a helicopter. Here at TravelMag we want to help you take to the skies with relative ease, and that is why we have sifted through the many options for helicopter tours in Las Vegas and compiled for you a list of what we think are the best five based on price, quality of experience and more. We have even thrown in a couple of options that take in the Grand Canyon for good measure.
Apr 10, 2018
Las mejores vistas
Nada mejor para una excursión de lujo a Las Vegas que culminar con un recorrido nocturno en helicóptero. Amenizado con las explicaciones del piloto y música de ambiente, Sundance Helicopters te dará la perspectiva más exclusiva, desde donde podrás apreciar los rincones más prohibidos. Porque, como bien dice el dicho, "lo que pasa en Las Vegas, se queda en Las Vegas".
Mar 30, 2018
Sundance Launches New Helicopter Career Path Program
Sundance Helicopters, Inc. launched the Skypath Pilot Program under a partnership with Oregon-based flight academy Leading Edge Aviation Inc. The program was launched to provide a way for definining a pathway to becoming a professional helicopter pilot. Applicants with little to no helicopter experience are eligible to apply, according to Mark Schaefli, director of operations for Sundance Helicopters.
Mar 27, 2018
Industry Wide News
Through the Skypath approach, a pilot candidate would apply for the program via select 141 partner flight schools such as Leading Edge Aviation. As the pilot progresses through ratings, they are evaluated for their performance. The second phase of the program begins once a pilot candidate has earned their commercial pilot certificate. At this stage, the pilot candidate is interviewed by a panel of evaluators from both Sundance Helicopters and the Flight Academy and accepted into the program.
Mar 26, 2018
16 Best Things to do in Las Vegas
The most awe-inspiring experiences in Vegas are those that let you truly see Las Vegas. This helicopter tour company offers a number of scenic flights, but the evening one, which takes you high above the lit-up Strip on a 15-minute loop, is the best. You'll be picked up at your hotel by limo, arrive at the pre-flight lounge, and hang out before take-off with your pilot/guide. Sundance pilots know the city like the back of their hand and enjoy talking about Las Vegas; they're not just glorified cab drivers. If you can, book a trip that circles The Strip right as it gets dark, so you're in the air at the moment when all the lights come on; it's incredibly dramatic.
Mar 3, 2018
Today Show Flies with Sundance Helicopters
TODAY explores the Grand Canyon on foot, zip line and helicopter. As our Raising the Stakes series concludes, fitness trainer Will Weber and our own Donna Farizan (aka Donnadorable) head to Arizona and explore the Grand Canyon three different ways – on foot, on zip line, and by helicopter. Sundance Helicopters takes Will Weber and Donna Farizan on an awe-inspiring experience.
Mar 2, 2018
Japan Globetrotter Travel Guidebook
Vegas Photogenic- Aerial views from Las Vegas with Sundance Helicotpers. Enjoy an early morning tour to the Grand Canyon where you spend 30 minutes eating breakfast and drinking champagne while enjoying the scenery. Afterwards, your pilot flies over the Las Vegas Strip. Limousine transportaion to and from Sundance Helicopters is also included.
Mar 1, 2018
Sundance Helicopters honored with FAA’s Diamond Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training
Sundance Helicopters’ maintenance team has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond Award” of excellence for participating in the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program.
Feb 22, 2018
Lovebirds Flock to Las Vegas for Valentine's Day
Sundance Helicopters is taking Valentine’s Day to new heights with the romantic “Ultimate Date Night” tour. Following limousine pick up from the hotel, a state-of-the-art helicopter will fly guests over the bustling lights of the Strip before landing on a private, scenic overlook nestled in the Technicolor mountains of Red Rock Canyon. Couples will indulge in a three-course dinner with roses and live music, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Strip at dusk.
Feb 13, 2018
UN MARIAGE SOMPTUEUX À VEGAS
Sundance offers bride and grooms a memorable experience. They come to pick you up at your hotel in a limo and take you directly to the runway. Dressed in your gown and tuxedo, you await your coach - that is to say your private helicopter - then you fly over the desert to admire this mythical and even surreal view. The moment you step foot off the helicopter, the champagne will be flowing. It will then be up to your photographer to capture the magic of the moment.
Feb 1, 2018
Ik was voor één dag miljonair in Las Vegas
Helikopter vlucht over de Grand Canyon met champagne- $500 (2 uur) Aan de rand van de strip bevindt zich het vliegveld dat de parkeerplek is van vele privéjets. Dit is ook de poort naar de Grand Canyon per helikopter. Het is een heen en terugvlucht van 40 minuten dwars door de 435 kilometer lange kloof, dat beschouwd wordt als één van de zeven wereldwonderen der natuur. De helikopter landt midden in het natuurschoon voor een boterham en champagne.
Feb 1, 2018
Waterfront Magazine takes to the skies with Sundance Helicopters for a different perspective of Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon is one of the most remarkable wonders of the natural worls and no visit to Las Vegas would be complete without ticking it off your sightseeing list. There's no better way to see its awe-inspiring views than by helicopter, too. Enlisting Sundance Helicopters, we couldn't wait to get a bird's-eye view of its cavernous landscape.
Feb 1, 2018
9x níet gokken in Las Vegas
Grand Canyon - Altijd al de Grand Canyon willen zien? Je rijdt er in zo’n vier uur naartoe. Wie weinig tijd heeft, kan een helikoptervlucht boeken. Je tast er diep voor in je buidel, maar het is wél een onvergetelijke ervaring. De helikopter dropt je op een pittoresk plekje voor een picknick met een adembenemend uitzicht. Bovenmatig extravagant, maar hé, dit is Vegas, niet?
Jan 18, 2018
Leaving Las Vegas: 5 Fab Side Trips
Sky-high spirituality. While in Vegas, you have ample opportunity to tick another must-see destination off your travel bucket list: the Grand Canyon. If you book a tour through Sundance Helicopters, you’ll get door-to-door pick-up service from your hotel to the chopper pad. Once in the skies, you’ll soar over stunning landmarks with a vantage point like no other. Before heading back to your hotel, you’ll get a chance to walk on a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon floor. With the soft sounds of traditional Native American music in the background, the experience is both humbling and exhilarating. It’s hard to imagine a better way to see this natural wonder.
Jan 17, 2018
Go behind the scenes (or skies) of a Vegas helicopter tour
What happens in Vegas usually includes a eye-catching spectacle of bright lights and big city razzle dazzle. Nearby, there’s even more spectacular scenery at the Grand Canyon. A helicopter tour—with limo service from your hotel means you can visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and still be back in time to catch the latest Cirque Du Soleil performance.
Jan 14, 2018
Best Cities for New Year's Eve
To ring in 2018, we've hunted down some of the world's most glamorous cities to celebrate the new year. These celebrated cities across the globe offer a rich variety of culture, music, and ambiance. Raise your Champagne glasses, and get ready to feel alive with breathtaking views, burlesque shows, and caviar this New Year's Eve.
Dec 29, 2017
5 Beyonce-Inspired Trips You Should Take In 2018
Sundance Helicopters will take your VIP tour to the next level, making you feel like you’re on your own world Tour. They’ll pick you up from your hotel in a stretch limo and deliver you to their terminal directly on the Las Vegas Strip. Those looking for an unmatched experience can enjoy helicopter flights to and from the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River complete with celebratory champagne with amazing views.
Dec 21, 2017
Acepta el reto de viajar sola y redescubrir Las Vegas
Recorrer los cielos en un helicoptero es algo que definitivamente debes hacer una vez en tu vida. Con Sundance Helicopters tendras una vista unica de Las Vegas, cruzando por alles montanosos y llegando hasta el estado de Arizona para treparte a un mirador transparente a mas de 700 pies de altura sobre el Gran Canon. Las Vegas es indescriptible.
Dec 13, 2017
Las Vegas - It's More Than Just Casinos
Sundance Helicopters offers dusk flights over the city to the Red Rock conservation area (from US$250/NZ$363) where travellers can enjoy the sun setting over Vegas as its neon lights burst into life. From the minute we were airborne I was fascinated by the view, peering into the backyards of sprawling Vegas homes, many dotted with pools and tennis courts. We flew across the desert towards a rocky mountain range of dramatic red-striped cliffs where we landed on a flat outcrop with 180-degree views.
Dec 10, 2017
Vegas Beyond the Casinos
If you want to see the surrounding landscape with added Vegas drama, it’s hard to beat the Sundance Helicopters tour of the Grand Canyon. An early trip is recommended to catch the sunrise over the breath-taking views. The two-hour trip flies over the Hoover Dam and lands on a ledge in the Canyon overlooking the Colorado River, where the pilot served us a champagne breakfast while we took in the views. The dramatic descent into the Canyon and over the desert really is unforgettable.
Dec 8, 2017
The Rise of Las Vegas
Despues de la tragedia, viene el depertar. La cuidad mas representativa del estado de Nevada quiere que la visites y nosotros te presentamos un recorrido por sus diferentes opciones para foodies, hipsters y aventureros. Un rostro libre de casinos, maquinas tragamonedas y otros cliches.
Dec 1, 2017
Las Vegas - The Ultimate Luxury Destination Wedding Guide
The beauty of Las Vegas is that you're literally a stone's throw away from one of the world's natural wonders - The Grand Canyon. Sundance Helicopters provides the ultimate luxurious wedding experience, which starts with a limo pickup at your hotel, where you are shuttled to your private 6-passenger helicopter. Sundance Helicopters offers several wedding packages, we recommend the Grand Canyon & Valley of Fire Wedding Package.
Dec 1, 2017
Vegas Underground: The Secret Lives of High Rollers
Last year, a record 42.9 million people visited Las Vegas. To most of them, the fabled city offered an unparalleled escape from their daily lives, a chance to let loose and enjoy some of the finest accommodations, dining, and entertainment known to man. But to a select few, this special place is even more special. I am talking about the few hundred-or-so ultra-VIP high rollers who frequent the city each year.
Nov 15, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas
If you want the best view of Las Vegas, the one that says the most about who and what it is, take a helicopter and fly to the Grand Canyon. If you're into metaphors, the journey to and from Sin City is telling of the fundamental ideals of America, its relentless can-do, anything is possible attitude, its ability to make something out of nothing and guts to give anything a go.
Nov 14, 2017
How to do Las Vegas Without Getting Wasted
Everyone goes to Las Vegas for a purpose bigger than themselves. Everyone's there for a reason, trying to do something big -- for better or worse, it's not really a place you come to just "hang out". There's a specific something that has drawn everyone there.
Oct 31, 2017
Sundance Helicopters hosts field trips to the Grand Canyon
Sundance Helicopters is partnering with the Clark County School District to host field trips to the Grand Canyon. Once there, students will have access to Eagle Point and the Skywalk, where they can peer over the rim of the Grand Canyon and walk on the horseshoe-shaped glass bridge suspended nearly 4,000 feet above the canyon floor.
Oct 25, 2017
Salute the Troops Gives Helicopter Rides Over the Strip for Vets
Sundance Helicopters, as a part of the 9th annual Salute to the Troops, hosted helicopter rides Sunday for veterans. Actor Gary Sinise was there to greet vets. His foundation supports the events for Salute the Troops, his band, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, also performed Saturday night
Oct 15, 2017
Las Cruces ER Nurse Helped Treat Las Vegas Victims
When Las Crucen Rebecca Dobbs set out for Las Vegas on Friday for a spur-of-the-moment getaywa, there's no way she could have known she'd be witness to the aftermath of one of the nation's deadliest attacks. But as fate would have it, Dobbs - an emergency room nurse- would be in teh right place at hte right time to help several victims, including a woman who'd been shot, who were fleeing the now -infamous concert grounds that were targeted by gunfire.
Oct 3, 2017
Un dia de aventuras en Las Vegas
Las Vegas vive a lo grande. Juegos mecánicos que se levantan sobre rascacielos, paseos en helicóptero sobre el Gran Cañón y una tirolesa que atraviesa una avenida llena de luces, son sólo algunas de las aventuras que te están esperando en Las Vegas. Si puedes imaginarlo, lo más posible es que lo encuentres aquí.
Oct 1, 2017
A Luxurious Wedding in Vegas
About 200 km from the heart of the city is a peaceful and breathtaking wonder of the world: the Grand Canyon. Imagine this giant hollow formation in a nearly two billion year old rock as a backdrop for your wedding photos! Breathtaking! Sundance offers bride and grooms a memorable experience. They come to pick you up at your hotel in a limo and take you directly to the runway. Dressed in your gown and tuxedo, you await your coach - that is to say your private helicopter - then you fly over the desert to admire this mythical and even surreal view. The moment you step outside of the helicopter, the champaign will be flowing. It will then be up to your photographer to capture the magic of the moment.
Sep 1, 2017
ELLE flew to Las Vegas and returned, full of adrenaline, with a new little tattoo. In contrast to the Vegas tagline ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’, we are now opening up. Las Vegas baby! ELLE travelled to the biggest amusement park in the world, the city where everything is focused on entertainment. No, we didn’t gamble once, even though we could do that on a lot of places, but there are so many other nice and exciting things to experience. From the famous Strip to the edgier downtown area, the shiny mega hotels to the smaller hipster initiatives: Vegas is full of contrast and therefore, full of surprises.
Sep 1, 2017
When Wine & Helicopters Mix
You may have had wine by candlelight. But wine by helicopter flight? Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has partnered with Pahrump Valley Winery, Nevada’s largest winery, to offer the Heli & Wine Experience tour. The journey combines a picturesque helicopter journey over the Mojave desert with the chance to savor some of Nevada’s world-class wines and cuisine. "Many visitors look to Las Vegas for dining and shows but not many know that there is an award-winning winery west of the city," said Jim Greiner, president of Sundance Helicopters. Pahrump Valley Winery believes these new tours are a great way to pique visitors’ interest in its wine outpost.
Aug 31, 2017
Most Thrilling Attractions in Las Vegas
If you had one day to visit the most thrilling attractions in Las Vegas, which ones would you try? Canadian Traveller takes a tour of the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas Strip with Sundance Helicopters' Twilight tour. This tour flies at sunset when the lights of the city and the Las Vegas Strip turn on.
Aug 26, 2017
Alternative Things to do in Las Vegas
There’s more to Sin City than just hedonism and capitalism. Perhaps you’ve gambled, spectated, and roof top pool partied as much as you could possibly want. Or maybe you don’t count yourself as a ‘Vegas type’ but find yourself there for a friend’s stag do or a family holiday. Either way, there are lots of alternative things to do in Las Vegas that you might not have heard about, from sampling some culture to taking in the great American outdoors.
Aug 11, 2017
Unique Weddings in Las Vegas
Anyone can get married in a chapel, on the beach, in Hawaii or in Paris. But since you're not just anyone, leave all those pedestrian options to your less adventurous friends. You want a wedding that everyone will talk about forever (even if you might one day prefer to forget). No one does weddings like Vegas. Here's how to make yours unforgettable.
Aug 2, 2017
Las Vegas Offers Fireworks and ore on 4th of July Weekend
Las Vegas will celebrate the Land of the Free with live music, pool parties and star spangled glamour all holiday weekend. An estimated 323,000 visitors will travel to Las Vegas to enjoy the holiday weekend, which is up slightly from 2016. To revel in American independence, many resorts and attractions are offering unique experiences such as fireworks displays, parades and food and drink specials.
Aug 1, 2017
Las Vegas Outdoors
When we think about Vegas, the first thing that comes to mind are parties, bets and nightlife. It isn't called Sin City for nothing. It is the place for the perfect excuse to celebrate any occasion, whether it be a birthday party or bachelor party. There is a long list of shows and a lot of places that offer fun and excitement but during the day you'll find many outdoor and adrenaline activities to do that will make your trip a memorable experience. Sundance Helicopters offers just that with their Heli & Horsepower Experience.
Jul 30, 2017
Destination Report: What Happen in Vegas...Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions
BBT rolls the dice as Tom Newcombe finds out the strengths of the city’s MICE scene “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...” wrote Hunter S. Thompson in his epic novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This, along with the city’s current advertising slogan – ‘you know why you come here’ – are hardly ringing endorsements to take to your CEO when persuading them to pay business class flights plus accommodation for a two-day conference for your employees. So aside from the lights, gambling and glamour, what is it about the city that attracts some of the largest events and persuades business leaders to allow employees to travel from all around the globe to attend them? Scanning the latest stats around MICE activity in Las Vegas, the results are impressive: last year, it held almost 22,000 meetings, with a record-breaking 6.3 million delegates (up 7.1 per cent from 2015). This helped contribute US$9.3 billion to the local economy and support 66,500 jobs. It hosted 57 of the country’s 250 largest trade shows – the biggest was a technology event, CES, with 4,000 exhibitors and 113,000 attendees.
Jul 20, 2017
July 4th Events
Sundance Helicopters is the only helicopter tour company that will be flying the skies during July 4th fireworks shows on the Las Vegas Strip. They will also have a Red Rock overlook picnic available where reverlers will enjoy a barbecue with apple pie, champagne and sparklers.
Jul 4, 2017
The Vegas Golden Knights get to experience Las Vegas via Sundance Helicopters
Sundance Helicopters welcomes the Vegas Golden Knights with a helicopter tour of their practice facility in Summerlin as part of their Red Rock picnic tour. The tour lands at Red Rock where views of the Las Vegas valley can be seen among the desert landscape of Red Rock Conservation Area. Welcome to your new home Vegas Golden Knights!
Jul 1, 2017
Where to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Las Vegas
You could go to Las Vegas, stay in a fabulous suite, and never leave the resort. But an equally enjoyable and appropriate move for a Vegas vacation is to head outdoors and take advantage of the incredible scenery that surrounds the city. There's a lot of excitement to be found in Las Vegas, but opportunities for rejuvenation also abound, on and off the Strip.
Jun 30, 2017
LAS VEGAS LOVE AFFAIR: STARTING FROM THE SKY
For so many couples that plan to tie the knot in style it is unlikely by any stretch that you would put two and two together and come up with Vegas as your wedding destination, right? And we wouldn't blame you. Given it's common novelty and historic reputation that you can get married in your choice of umpteen Elvis-equipped, chapel shaped grotto's that line the streets of downtown Vegas for around $100 it's no wonder loved-up couples just aren't feeling the love for this idea. However, travel a short distance into the 'new age' Vegas and your trip becomes a whole different experience...
Jun 30, 2017
2017 Fourth of July Festivities in Las Vegas
Sundance Helicopters will be the only tour company to offer helicopter tours over the Las Vegas Strip for a bird's eye view of the Fourth of July fireworks. This Fireworks Aerial tour begins with a stretch limousine pickup from various hotels in Las Vegas. Once at Sundance Helicopters, guests will enjoy a champagne toast before being escorted onto state-of-the-art helicopters. Cost is $199 per person. The exclusive 4th of July Twilight Picnic Tour is also available. Guests will be flown to Hoover Dam and back to Las Vegas, stopping on a private bluff overlooking the valley during sunset. A champagne picnic will be served while passengers enjoy patriotic music and the valley's various fireworks shows. After the picnic, guests will then be escorted back to helicopters to fly over the Las Vegas Strip. There are limited seats available for this tour starting at $349 per person.
Jun 26, 2017
Exhibition World - Las Vegas Refocuses
With a new exhibition district planned, Las Vegas' latest offerings are designed to future proof the destination. Sundance Helicotpers Excursion to Grand Canyon- Perfect for treating your VIP guests, the helicopter tour dips into the Canyon itself, stopping off on a deserted desert ridge to take in the views. Highly recommended.
Jun 1, 2017
Flying Over The City Of Lights With Sundance
I had always wanted to take an extensive tour of the much-acclaimed city of lights(Las Vegas) for a while. When I finally got the spare time to fulfill my desire, you could only imagine the kind of joy that was in my heart. I knew that if I wanted to get the best experience on my tour, I had to go for the aerial view. Even though this would be more expensive than any other option which is on the tour market, I knew I would be getting a good value for my money. Therefore, my first point of call was what tour company to go for and of the bunch, the services offered at Sundance Helicopters pulled me in. I opted for the Twilight City Tour which normally kicks off in the evening.
Apr 24, 2017
Valley of Fire Wedding
[ helicopter blades whirring ] [ laughter ] i am so excited, this is so amazing. this is called the hidden valley. woman: spectacular. -is that them? -there they are! -oh, my god! -whoo! -oh, wow! -oh, my god! -[ laughs ] -this is so much fun. ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, ooh kiss me now feel my heart beat and take me down in white and marry me officiant: who gives this woman to be married to this man today? -i do. -thank you very much, sir. you're not allowed to do that yet. sorry. [ laughs ] we break all the rules, anyway. if you'll take him by the arm and face me.
Apr 22, 2017
Mt. Tipton students get best field trip ever
DOLAN SPRINGS – Nearly three dozen Mt. Tipton School students recently went on one of the coolest field trips in the history of field trips. According to Sundance Helicopters, Inc. spokeswoman Arlene Bordinhão, the Las Vegas-based tour company has partnered with the Kingman Unified School District to offer complimentary tours of Grand Canyon West to KUSD students and teachers. This is part of Sundance Helicopters’ initiative to support and give back to the communities they’ve done business with for more than 30 years. The field trips will continue throughout the academic school year. Students will be transported by bus between Kingman and Grand Canyon West for a full-day adventure. The Feb. 2 trip brought about 35 students and teachers from Mt. Tipton School to the popular global tourist attraction. They checked out the Skywalk and peered over the rim of the Grand Canyon; went to Guano Point to see breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River; and Hualapai Ranch, where students were transported to a historically recreated wild west village and taught about early westward expansion and Hualapai culture. KUSD teachers will apply to participate in the field trips and develop relevant lesson plans to make the trips educational, as well as entertaining. The next outing is planned for Thursday.
Feb 10, 2017
Sundance Helicopters Offers for the first time 2 for $99 City Lights to Locals
For the first time in 31 years, Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the top rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, will offer two for $99 on their popular City Lights, Las Vegas Strip helicopter tours to all Las Vegas residents. Through Feb. 28, the 'City Lights for Locals' special will let residents experience the lights of the Las Vegas strip and Fremont Street from 800 feet in the air in one of the company's state-of-the-art helicopters.
Jan 6, 2017
Visitors Flock to Las Vegas to Commemorate Chinese New Year
Las Vegas will celebrate the 2017 Chinese New Year with an extensive array of culinary offerings, entertainment and experiences for visitors to usher in the Year of the Rooster. Honoring the rich culture and historical importance of Spring Festival, Las Vegas will feature symbolic décor and stunning colorful displays, wishing prosperity, health and happiness to all.
Jan 5, 2017
13 places to celebrate New Year's Eve in Las Vegas
Put on some glitter and grab your party hats. New Year's Eve is about to rock Las Vegas. Some over-the-top celebrations begin at 2 a.m. Dec. 31 — when 2017 begins on the island nation of Tonga (more on that later) — and continue into New Year's Day. If you come, expect to be joined by 330,000 fellow revelers. Bellagio hotel-casino alone will pop the corks on roughly 900 bottles of Champagne. Aria will plate about 1,600 servings of filet mignon and 15 pounds of caviar.
Dec 24, 2016
Corporate holiday parties return
It's party time. End-of-the-year holiday celebrations are a traditional part of the workplace calendar, and Las Vegas offers a range of options from economical to extravagant and even outright thrilling for managers and executives to consider when deciding on company party arrangements. Many companies had been putting the party on hold since the 2008 recession, but businesses who host corporate events say that is quickly changing.
Nov 20, 2016
Best Day Trips from Las Vegas
Nearly 42 visitors came to Las Vegas last year to teeter around in seven-inch heels, wait in line for a celeb sighting outside a mega-club, drink yard-long margaritas (in a pool, while gambling), and finally hop on the plane back to sober reality. No one can beat this city for crazy fun; but what many people don't know is that it's also the perfect base for a day-long adventure in nature. Give your liver a break for a day and try one of these spectacular trips, right from the Strip.
Aug 1, 2016
Chapels in the sky, underwater ceremonies and glamorous helipad marquees: We reveal the most unique (and downright bizarre) places you can get married around the world
While many choose to wed with a traditional ceremony in a simple chapel or on the beach, other thrill seeking couples-to-be opt for less conventional ways to celebrate their big days. Hotel Metropole in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, has created a series of luxury bespoke wedding experiences for couples where they are invited to say 'I do' with a 'magical underwater background' under the Mediterranean Sea. Dressed in full wedding get-ups, the excited couples don oxygen tanks, flippers and masks and head down to the sea bed which is complete an altar and a bottle of champagne.
Jun 22, 2016
Helicopters offer shortcuts to EDC, dramatic city views
Another company that’s stepping out of the Grand Canyon and Zion national parks tour box is Sundance Helicopters, which, earlier this month, launched the first regular charter to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. In just 15 minutes, the picnic tour’s guests are transported from the bustling Las Vegas Boulevard to a remote, dirt- and shrub-filled flat area of land nestled atop a hill in the Spring Mountain Range. Upon landing, the pilot escorts the travelers up a winding path that leads to two picnic tables that overlook the Las Vegas Valley.
May 30, 2016
Helicopter pilot dishes on years flying filmmakers around Las Vegas
The coolest thing that has ever happened in a helicopter piloted by Tom Schaus was not when Steven Soderbergh operated a camera from the passenger seat during the making of 'Ocean's Eleven.' It was when he flew Rene Angelil and Celine Dion privately for a celebration. 'Rene Angelil called me up and asked me to take him and Celine for a birthday event, and I arranged for three other helicopters to take the rest of the party up to the Grand Canyon,' Schaus said, recalling one of his favorite trips in 47 years of piloting helicopters.
Mar 7, 2016
Six Ways to feel like a rock star in Vegas
In 2012, Kenney Chesney and Tim McGraw sang a duet that basically said after a hard week of work you should kick back and do 'whatever makes you feel like a rock star.' It's not always wise to take country songs literally, but if you want to take their advice to heart, there's no better place to go than Las Vegas. With a revitalized downtown, top concerts and shows, an incredible dining scene, high-end shopping and ultra-luxurious accommodations, a trip to Vegas is all about the pursuit of pleasure in a place where almost nothing is off limits. Here are some things every weekend rock star should check out when visiting the City of Lights.
Feb 20, 2016
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Las Vegas
I high-five Lucky Cat, a nine-foot-tall silver sculpture in the Cosmopolitan, and the maneki-neko—both larger-than-life Vegas flamboyance and beloved Asian talisman—spits out my fortune, telling me to meander. Given that I'm in fast-paced and luck-obsessed Sin City, I take it as a sign to explore another side of the Strip during Chinese New Year amidst crimson paper lanterns, dancing dragons, symbolic menus and inventive cocktails. Las Vegas celebrates this holiday, known simply as CNY, like nowhere else in North America, pulling out the red carpet, quite literally.
Feb 9, 2016
View ‘America’s Party’ from a helicopter above the Strip
t’ll be a short flight, but considering the unique perspective, worth the $499-per-passenger ticket price. Seventy-two Sundance Helicopters customers will watch the “America’s Party” fireworks display on the Strip from 1,000 to 2,000 feet above where fireworks shells will burst into their colorful patterns. “It opens up some opportunities to experience New Year’s Eve in a whole different way,” Sundance President Jay Francis said. Sundance got aviation clearances and put the package on sale late last week. There are still some seats available to fly for about 45 minutes while more than 300,000 people look skyward from Las Vegas Boulevard to watch the choreographed pyrotechnic display that is expected to last about 15 minutes.
Dec 30, 2015
Sundance Helicopters Stresses Safety
Since being purchased by Air Methods in December 2012, Las Vegas-based heli-tour operator Sundance Helicopters has focused sharply on safety programs and fleet renewal. This year Sundance became the nation's first heli-tour Tops (tour operators program of safety) member to implement the FAA's aviation safety action program (ASAP) and maintenance safety action program (MSAP).
Dec 3, 2015
Heli Wedding in Grand Canyon
Ja Sagen Auf Besondere Art Es soll nicht nur der schonste tag ihres lebens werden, sondern auch der spannendste? Ob im sonnenuntergang am Grand Canyon a ben teuerlich im dschungel oder unter weissen segeln auf dem meer diese hochzeits-locations sind heiss. Page 34
Dec 1, 2015
Just another lavish Las Vegas party — but there are helicopter rides, too
On a perfect October night, about 300 people arrived for a different kind of Las Vegas party. There was a red carpet at the entry. Four food stations. Cocktails. Hors d’oeuvres. Music. Dancing. Socializing. And helicopters. A company known primarily as an air-tour operator for flights to the Grand Canyon and other national parks, Sundance Helicopters is turning its terminal on the west side of McCarran International Airport into a party venue to give tourists — and locals — a new only-in-Vegas attraction. Converting an airport terminal into a nightclub was the brainchild of Sundance President Jay Francis, who admits it’s probably something that could only be pulled off in Las Vegas. “We had done a great job of renovating our lobby,” Francis said of the terminal. “Is there anything cooler than having a party where you can get up close to these helicopters and to look out over the airport? We know there are groups and businesses looking for something more captivating than a room with four walls and we think this is it.”
Nov 12, 2015
Celebrating Your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party in Las Vegas Style
For the brides and grooms to be, celebrating your last hours of being single should be fun filled with exciting experiences. What better way to end your single chapter of your life than with a getaway with your closest friends and familia to Las Vegas for some pre-wedding adventure? Enjoy all the lush sights and sounds that the infamous city provides and pack your bags because the city that never sleeps is expecting you!
Aug 12, 2015
Sundance Helicopters first in US to implement two FAA safety programs
A Southern Nevada helicopter operator has become the first air tour company in the country to implement two Federal Aviation Administration safety programs that encourage the self-reporting of issues to head off accidents. Sundance Helicopters, a subsidiary of Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods, has implemented the FAA‘s Aviation Safety Action Program and the Maintenance Safety Action Program to identify safety concerns, operational deficiencies, noncompliance of regulation, deviations from company policy and unusual events to foster open discussions. Air Methods, a 35-year-old company with more than 300 bases in 48 states and focused on medical transport, undertook the programs years ago as part of the company‘s corporate culture.
Jul 16, 2015
The Best Sights to Bet on in Las Vegas
If you'd told me 10 years ago that my parents would become my best friends, I would've laughed, and then cried at such a depressing thought. A college freshman back then, I wanted nothing more than to be my own person and get far away from them. We don't think the same or live life the same way, and that was always a great source of conflict.
Mar 24, 2015
Helicopter tours of Grand Canyon take Vegas visitors far from madding crowd
Pilot Christopher Diamond manoeuvres his helicopter with the precision of a laser as it zips along the edge of the mighty Colorado River. Passengers with cameras at the ready are awestruck as Diamond gently guides the chopper 1,000 metres deep to the base of the cavernous Grand Canyon. It’s the culmination of an unforgettable adventure for thrill-seekers who also have the chance to explore the area by foot and document its wondrous beauty. Surrounded by the backdrop of the rugged Grand Canyon walls, glasses of champagne are used to toast a picnic lunch, served in ethereal surroundings. It’s never about destination … it’s the journey. Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas offers just that. It flies more than 230,000 guests annually, including top United States officials, celebrities and industry leaders.
Mar 20, 2015
Las Vegas weddings: where to get married and why
There's a sprawling city in the middle of the desert, on the west coast of the US, where tourists head to enjoy shows, shopping, restaurants and nightclubs, and where high rollers travel to throw down bets in lavish casinos. It's called Las Vegas, but with 80,000 marriage licenses issued annually, the Nevada hotspot has been dubbed "the wedding capital of the world". Once famous for celebrity quickie marriages and annulments, à la Britney Spears, Sin City has well and truly turned its reputation around. It has become the destination for lovebirds to elope and say "I do"; for brides to walk down the aisle without months of pre-wedding planning stress; or for non-traditional couples to swap a historic church for a more intimate chapel, or even a trendy hotel suite.
Feb 26, 2015
Five Things You Must Do on Your Las Vegas Honeymoon
Although Las Vegas is world famous for weddings, it’s also a popular honeymoon destination. Whether you plan on only honeymooning in Las Vegas, or taking in Vegas as part of a bigger tour of America, I’ve picked out my top five must-see Las Vegas honeymoon activities – and NONE of them involve gambling…
Feb 16, 2015
Rediscovering Las Vegas
From “Sin City” to a world-class city, Las Vegas has undergone a major transformation over the past several years. It’s embarked on a mission to go beyond its infamous reputation and expand its audience in order to remain one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced that in 2013 $3.6 billion was invested into new attractions, amenities, and experiences. The rise of luxury resort hotels, award- winning restaurants, a downtown revitalization, and other revamping initiatives, helped Las Vegas attract nearly 40 million new visitors in 2013. With so many new and exciting things unfolding, Las Vegas craves to be rediscovered. Yes, you can still get caught up in shenanigans, but now is a great time to explore how much more Las Vegas has to offer. It’s hard to top that kind of an experience, but Vegas will welcome you back from the Grand Canyon with a long list of exciting new things yet to be discovered. Catch Wicked at The Smith Center, Sing along at the Britney Spears Concert, or dance the night away at LiFE Nightclub; the possibilities are endless.
Jan 15, 2015
A New Perspective with Sundance Helicopters
A sense of perspective can be a wonderful thing. With losses mounting on the Las Vegas roulette tables, the best thing might be to walk away, to take stock. For nearly 30 years Sundance Helicopters have offered just such a service; a chance to soar over the city, drinking in some of the most famous sights on earth. From their newly opened $2.5 million terminal on Haven Street, the organisation takes guests high into the skies over Las Vegas, showcasing the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and, of course, the famous Strip.
Jul 2, 2014
Sundance Helicopters Unveils New Fleet of Helicopters, the Ec130t2 and New Logo Las Vegas
Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, unveiled its newest fleet of helicopters, the EC130T2s as well as a newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during an event held at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino's Havana Room on March 18. During the VIP event, Sundance Helicopters CEO, Bob Engelbrecht announced before the unveiling that the company is converting its entire fleet of AS350B2s and EC130B4s to the EC130T2 by 2018. Sundance Helicopters is also rebranding which includes a new identity and a new helicopter terminal opening in May.
Apr 24, 2014
Sundance Helicopters remodels terminal, polishes image
Bob Engelbrecht tells each of his 60 pilots that a grandmother should feel comfortable flying in a Sundance helicopter. “That’s a huge priority for us,” said Engelbrecht, the company’s CEO. “People want to know that they can fly with confidence.” Grandma might also feel quite classy, having just been escorted to the terminal in a limousine, as she walks across the tarmac to one of the company’s new $3.3 million EC130T2 Airbus Helicopters, painted silvery chrome and gold, glistening in the sun at McCarran International Airport. By 2018, Sundance Helicopters’ entire fleet of 24 sightseeing helicopters will be converted to the EC130T2s, from a fleet of from AS350B2s and EC130B4s. The ride is smoother, the engine is more powerful and most importantly, Engelbrecht said, the experience is safer.
Apr 21, 2014