We are the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in the Las Vegas market, serving over 4 million customers since 1985. 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, the Las Vegas Strip, 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 Helicopters (Las Vegas, NV) is part of the Tourism Division of Air Methods Corporation (Denver, CO).

Sundance Helicopters Over The Years

History of Sundance Helicopters

Founded in 1985 as “Helicopter Services of Nevada”, the company started out by giving helicopter tours of the Las Vegas strip from the parking lot of the Landmark Hotel & Casino (now parking lot space for the Las Vegas Convention Center).

Three years later, the company was the first to sign a partnership agreement with the people of the Hualapai Nation to offer helicopter tours to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and establish a landing pad for its customers at the bottom of the Canyon. To date, Sundance Helicopters has the longest-standing partnership with the Hualapai.

History of Sundance Helicopters

In 1991, the company was purchased and renamed Sundance. The following year it became an approved service provider for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and in 1994, reached the landmark of 1 million guests. Sundance is committed to innovation and offers a wide variety of panoramic flights while continuing to invest in other sectors such as services for film production and air support for the Department of Defense. In 2012, Sundance was acquired by Air Methods Corporation, the global leader in air medical transportation and is part of the Tourism Division along with sister company Blue Hawaiian Helicopters in Hawaii.

Today, the company continues to grow and offers an ever wider range of products for the tourism industry while pursuing investments to expand its fleet. Sundance began business with Bell 206 helicopters and now operates three types of aircraft: AS350B2, H130 B4 and the latest addition to the fleet, the H130 T2. The arrival of the H130 T2 forms part of the company’s program to modernize the fleet over the past few years.

Our Parent Company


Air Methods Corporation is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services for hospitals and one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Blue Hawaiian Air Methods
Our Hawaiian Affiliate


Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian has grown from a team of three to Hawaii’s air-tour leader. We are the only helicopter company serving all four major Hawaiian Islands. We are committed to doing everything we can to make your flight with us the best experience possible and the highlight of your Hawaiian vacation. Blue Hawaiian’s helicopters feature state-of-the-art technology, with the finest pilots in the industry who receive continual training.