Ricordo Dowdy II Promoted to Director of Maintenance
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, has promoted 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.” Dowdy was previously the Maintenance Manager for Sundance Helicopters, having held the position for more than four years but has worked for the company since 2011 as an aircraft mechanic. His previous managerial experience includes running day-to-day maintenance operations which include scheduling aircraft maintenance, supporting unscheduled maintenance, shift adjustments and personnel changes as well as disciplinary measures. Dowdy is also is knowledgeable in writing Approved Aircraft Inspection Programs (AAIP), Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) and company manuals. Dowdy was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. and moved to Las Vegas in 2011. When not at Sundance Helicopters, he enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on his favorite sports teams, the Miami Dolphins and Kansas Jayhawks.
Apr 4, 2019
Sundance Helicopters Announces VIP Romance Package for Two Only for Valentine's Day, The Most Exclusive Helicopter Tour in Las Vegas
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated tour company in Las Vegas, has taken their romantic tours to new heights with the announcement of the newest tour, the “VIP Romance Package for Two.” Available for one night only, February 14, 2019, and for only one lucky couple who book this romantic tour. The tour begins with a stretch limousine pick-up where guests will be driven to the Sundance Helicopters terminal. Champagne will be served in the VIP lounge prior to boarding a private helicopter. Once in the helicopter, guests will fly over the city and land on a private bluff near Red Rock Conservatory where they’ll be given roses, loaned cruelty-free fur coats and experience chocolate covered strawberries and hors d’oeuvres by a fire pit while taking in the breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Skyline at sunset. After the sun sets, the helicopter takes guests over the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The VIP Romance Package for Two is priced at $1,999.
Jan 30, 2019
Sundance Helicopters Celebrates Chinese New Year at Grand Canyon West and Las Vegas Terminals with Festive Decor and Lucky Giveaway
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, will celebrate the “Year of the Pig” by decorating both Las Vegas and Grand Canyon West terminals with traditional decorations to celebrate Chinese New Year. One lucky reservation who books a helicopter tour from now until February 4th, and flies with us on Chinese New Year, February 5th, will win a complimentary dinner voucher and a pair of show tickets to celebrate the day. The prize will be given in a traditional red envelope to the fortunate guests.
Jan 8, 2019
Las Vegas Counts Down to 2019 with Clock-Stopping Celebrations
LAS VEGAS -- From unforgettable performances to breathtaking fireworks shows, Las Vegas will dazzle visitors with over-the-top New Year’s Eve celebrations both on-and-off the Strip, Monday, Dec. 31. LIGHT UP THE SKY Guests can take their New Year’s Eve celebration to new heights at Skyfall Lounge atop Delano Las Vegas. In addition to the venue’s 180-degree views, ideal for watching the Strip’s fireworks display, the elevated event will also offer handcrafted cocktails, customized bottle service and live entertainment. Visitors looking to be in the center of the celebration can find their ideal party spot at New York-New York’s annual Bridge Bash on the Brooklyn Bridge from 8 p.m. - midnight. The Strip-side soiree will feature premium open bar, DJ beats and a fantastic view of the fireworks show. Sundance Helicopters, Inc. will be the only tour operator to fly over the Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve during the fireworks show countdown to 2019. Guests will board EC-130 helicopters which will then fly west of the Las Vegas Strip during the countdown, allowing guests to enjoy 80,000 pyrotechnic flashes at midnight.
Dec 10, 2018
Sundance Helicopters Only Helicopter Tour Company to Fly on New Year's Eve During the Las Vegas Strip Fireworks Show
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated tour company in Las Vegas, will be the only tour operator to fly over the Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve during the fireworks show countdown to 2019. The Sundance “Fireworks Spectacular Tour” begins with a stretch limousine hotel pickup and ride to Sundance’s terminal where a private New Year’s Eve party awaits to celebrate “America’s Party.” The entertainment for the evening elevates as Sundance pilots escort guests to the comfort of EC-130 helicopters, which will then fly west of the Las Vegas Strip during the countdown, allowing guests to enjoy 80,000 pyrotechnic flashes at midnight. Guests will be surrounded by the fireworks display from a whole new vantage point. There are only 50 seats available for this 30-minute aerial tour at a cost of $499 per person.
Nov 28, 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. “With Las Vegas known as the wedding capital of the world, we wanted to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience on this very lucky day,” said John Wells, president of Sundance Helicopters. “We can’t think of anything more exceptional than having our guests partake in a wedding that incorporates both the glittering lights of the city and the serene beauty of nature.” 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.
Jul 25, 2018
Sundance Helicopters - Only major tour company to fly over the Las Vegas Strip during fireworks shows
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH TWO AWE-INSPIRING HELICOPTER TOURS Only major tour company to fly over the Las Vegas Strip during fireworks shows Tweet This: Celebrate #4thOfJuly w/ @SundanceHeli as they fly over the #LasVegas Strip or watch as the #Vegas skyline is illuminated w/ #fireworks from atop a secluded overlook! www.sundancehelicopters.com/july4 LAS VEGAS, (June 28, 2017) – Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, continues its annual Fourth of July tradition as the only major tour company to offer helicopter flights over the Las Vegas Strip for a bird’s eye view of the city’s fireworks spectacular. An exclusive picnic option is also available where guests land atop a secluded scenic overlook with the towering Las Vegas skyline to the east and a backdrop of the fiery cliffs of Red Rock Canyon – all while soaking in views of the magnificent fireworks display throughout the valley. “Celebrating the Fourth of July from our helicopters or from our private picnic area is truly an awe-inspiring and unique 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 the beauty of our city.” The Fireworks Aerial tour begins with a stretch limousine pickup from various strip and downtown hotels in Las Vegas. Once at Sundance Helicopters, guests will enjoy a champagne toast before being escorted aboard state-of-the-art helicopters. In the air, revelers will fly 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip to witness various fireworks displays from across the valley and from Strip hotel properties. There are only 60 seats available for this tour starting at $199 per person. An exclusive 4th of July Twilight Picnic tour is also available where guests will be flown to the Hoover Dam and back to Las Vegas towards a private bluff, exclusive to Sundance Helicopters, overlooking the breathtaking Las Vegas skyline during sunset. Guests will enjoy a champagne picnic with patriotic music and witness the city 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. For more information on Sundance Helicopters, pricing or to book this tour, please visit: www.sundancehelicopters.com/july4 or call (702) 736-1099. About Sundance: Sundance Helicopters is the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in the Las Vegas market, serving over 4 million guests since 1985. As one of America’s top 3 most booked tours, we have been awarded TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” 6 years in a row (2011-2017) and voted Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best Helicopter Tours”, “Best Family Attraction”, and “Best Extreme Adventure” (2017). Our purpose is to enrich lives through awe-inspiring experiences. Our team achieves this by providing safe, reliable, extraordinary and personalized customer experiences. Through our modern and well-maintained aircraft fleet, we offer a variety of tours to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, and other Southwest locations, as well as charter and custom tours for corporate, government, and social groups. Along with our sister company, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters (Kahului, HI), Sundance is part of the Tourism Division of Air Methods Corporation (Denver, CO). Learn more, book an experience, and follow us on social media at www.SundanceHelicopters.com. ###
Jun 28, 2018
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS NAMES PAVY MUELLER AS DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SALES
Mueller brings more than 20 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience to Sundance Helicopters. Prior to joining Sundance Helicopters, Mueller worked for The Venetian as Sales & Marketing Manager where she handled the leisure market in the Asia Pacific region. Mueller has a Master’s Degree in Communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is fluent in Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.
May 15, 2018
Las Vegas Celebrates the Impact of Meetings and Conventions on Global Meetings Industry Day 2018
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) joined leaders from across the Las Vegas meeting and convention industry including Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, The Venetian and The Palazzo and Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The day is especially important for Las Vegas as the meetings, conventions and trade show industry has a significant impact on the local economy supporting 65,000 jobs and generating more than $9.3 billion in economic impact. The destination recorded an all-time high for convention visitation in 2017, welcoming 6.6 million business travelers. • Sundance Helicopters -- Sundance Helicopters distinctive accommodations were designed to seamlessly handle any occasion. The main event space features vaulted ceilings and multiple training and conference rooms. Maximum occupancy is 190 indoors and up to 500 guests can be accommodated utilizing our outdoor spaces. For 12 or more guests, Sundance Helicopters offer several different group tour options to choose from including corporate team-building, customer appreciation, client events and other celebrations. We can handle tour groups of almost any size. Select from our current helicopter tours, or we can create a custom experience that includes options like the Valley of Fire, Mount Charleston, golf courses and more.
Apr 13, 2018
SkyPath Pilot Program
Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has launched the SkyPath Pilot Program in conjunction with flight academy partner, Leading Edge Aviation Inc. Bend, Oregon the exclusive flight provider for Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The program not only helps define a sure pathway to the professional and personal success of future aviators, but also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and our industry partners to secure operationally-ready and highly-qualified helicopter pilots.
Mar 26, 2018
Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA's Diamond Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training
Sundance Helicopters' maintenance team received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) "Diamond Certificate of Excellence" for participating in the William (Bill) O'Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The program encourages employers to participate in continuous-learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA regulations and awards are given to a select few corporations that have reached the highest level of program criteria. This prestigious award comes in a range of levels, from the Bronze Award to the Diamond Award with the latter requiring 100% participation.
Feb 21, 2018
Sundance Helicopters and Pahrump Valley Winery in Exclusive Partnership to Launch Unique "Heli & Wine Experience" Tours
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., has partnered with the award-winning Pahrump Valley Winery, the leader in Nevada-grown grapes and wines and the state’s largest winery, for the “Heli & Wine Experience” tours. This exclusive and unique experience is geared towards those looking for an awe-inspiring helicopter tour combined with the opportunity to sip, savor and enjoy world-class wine and dining.
Aug 30, 2017
Sundance Helicopters and Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures Partner to Launch Exclusive "Heli & Outdoor Adventure" Tours
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., has partnered with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures for “Sundance Heli & Outdoor Adventures,” tours geared towards adventure seekers that want a Sundance helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with the option for a private scenic motorized tour around the Colorado River and/or the ultimate shooting experience.
Aug 22, 2017
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS AND EXOTIC DRIVING EXPERIENCES PARTNER TO LAUNCH 'HELI & HORSEPOWER EXPERIENCE' TOURS
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Exotic Driving Experiences for the 'Sundance Heli & Horsepower Experiences' tours geared towards those looking for a thrilling adventure during their Las Vegas vacation.
May 14, 2017
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS EXTENDS SUPERHERO SPECIAL, TWO FOR $99 LAS VEGAS STRIP TOURS FOR ALL UNITED STATES MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE & RESCUE AND TEACHERS UNTIL THE END OF MAY
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and top rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, has extended the two for $99 on their popular City Lights Las Vegas Strip helicopter tours to all active and retired United States military, police officers, fire & rescue and teachers; the heroes of communities.
Apr 25, 2017
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS TO OFFER SUPERHERO SPECIAL, TWO FOR $99 LAS VEGAS STRIP TOURS FOR ALL UNITED STATES MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE & RESCUE AND TEACHERS
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and top rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, will offer two for $99 on their popular City Lights Las Vegas Strip helicopter tours to all active and retired United States military, police officers, fire & rescue and teachers; the heroes of communities. Now through April 30, 2017, the Superhero Special will let community heroes experience the lights of the Las Vegas strip and Downtown Las Vegas from 800 feet in the air in one of the company's state-of-the-art helicopters.
Apr 5, 2017
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR AT GRAND CANYON WEST
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the top rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, will be the only tour company with festive entertainment to celebrate Chinese New Year at Grand Canyon West. The 'Year of the Rooster' celebrations begin on Saturday, January 28 with Chinese lion dancers and drummers performing every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon surrounding the performers.
Jan 10, 2017
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS TO FLY ON NEW YEAR'S EVE DURING LAS VEGAS STRIP FIREWORKS SHOW
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the top-rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, will be the only tour operator to fly over the Las Vegas Strip on New Year's Eve during the fireworks show countdown to 2017.
Dec 23, 2016
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS TO OFFER CYBER MONDAY SPECIALS ON MOST POPULAR HELICOPTER TOURS
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the top rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, will offer 20% off their most popular helicopter tours on 'Cyber Monday,' November 28 starting at 12 a.m. PST on the Sundance Helicopters website: www.sundancehelicopters.com. This is the first time in 31 years that the company is offering this deal.
Nov 23, 2016
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS PARTNER TO PROVIDE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WITH EXPERIENCES OF A LIFETIME
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the top rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, has partnered with the Clark County School District (CCSD) to offer complimentary tours of Grand Canyon West to CCSD students and teachers. This is part of Sundance Helicopters' initiative to support and give back to the community they've called home for more than 30 years.
Nov 17, 2016
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS TO FLY 100 VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the top rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, will create a memorable Veterans Day weekend by flying more than 100 wounded service members, their caregivers, family members, friends, and supporters on helicopter tours of the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, November 13. This excursion is part of the 9th annual 'A Salute to the Troops,' weeklong event where groups of veterans from around the country fly to Las Vegas to celebrate Veterans Day.
Nov 9, 2016
SUNDANCE HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH TWO UNIQUE HELICOPTER TOURS
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and top-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, 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. An exclusive picnic option is also available where views of the fireworks shows throughout the Las Vegas valley can be seen at a secluded scenic overlook.
May 16, 2016