Maverick In The News

Maverick Helicopters has been featured on national news programs, as well as in many national and local magazines and newspapers.

Los Angeles Times
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100 things you’ll want to know about the Grand Canyon

#39 - Maverick Helicopters offers flights departing from Grand Canyon South Rim terminal ($299 per person). The trip is 45-50 minutes, with views of Marble Canyon, Point Imperial and the confluence of the Colorado and the Little Colorado rivers.

October 19, 2019

MTV News
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How to travel in las vegas like a celebrity

Nothing says travelling like a celebrity than arriving by helicopter, so why not take to the skies with Maverick Helicopters who offer a variety of tours to suit any itinerary and occasion.

August 11, 2019

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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6 ways to make Dad's day special in Las Vegas

Plenty of people will be taking their dads out to a steakhouse for the holiday. How about booking him a visit to three of the best in town, any night he wants? And while you're at it, wrap things up in style with a Maverick helicopter flyover of the Strip.

June 12, 2019

Travel Awaits
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9 Adventurous Things To Do In Kauai, Hawaii

Award-winning aviation company Maverick Helicopters expanded its service to Port Allen Airport in Kauai in August 2018, and it now offers travelers tours of the island. The company's Kauai Explorer tour will take you soaring all over Kauai, giving you the opportunity to see two of the island's most famous natural landmarks: the Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon.

JONI SWEET | Travel Awaits
June 11, 2019

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Everything You Must Do this Summer in Las Vegas

Treat dad to an exclusive steakhouse tour and helicopter ride. One of the coolest things you can do in Vegas is visit multiple restaurants in a single night with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours and a Maverick Helicopter flight over the Strip.

June 4, 2019

The Boston Globe
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Grand Canyon: Choose Your Own Adventure

Grab a glass of champagne and fly from the Las Vegas Strip over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam before landing 3,500 feet within the Grand Canyon. You'll even get to see an extinct volcano. The best time to go is at sunset (prices start at $469 per person for the four-hour flight via Maverick Helicopters), where the views of the canyon are stunning, and the lights on the Strip will be transforming.

DANIELLE BRAFF | The Boston Globe
May 22, 2019

Las Vegas Magazine
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Q & A: Maverick Helicopters' Joe Munoz

Joe Munoz flew helicopters everywhere from glaciers to oil rigs before a friend told him a fledgling company in Las Vegas was looking for a pilot. Now director of operations of Maverick Aviation Group, Munoz started out flying over the Strip and to the Grand Canyon before Maverick caught on as the ultimate way to get to Electric Daisy Carnival. He spoke with Las Vegas Magazine's Matt Kelemen about Maverick's quiet flights.

MATT KELEMEN | Las Vegas Magazine
May 10, 2019

Boulder City Review
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Railroad Pass building helipad, plans Dam tours

Railroad Pass Casino... is partnering with Maverick Aviation Group to offer tours of Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon.

February 20, 2019

Los Angeles Times
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These Valentine's Day gifts don't come in a box. It's Vegas, baby

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 Maverick Helicopters... will pick you up at your hotel then drop you off after the flight for an all-in-one price.

February 14, 2019

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Railroad Pass Casino aims high with helipad addition near Las Vegas

Located off the recently completed stretch of Interstate 11 near Boulder City, the casino has begun constructing a helipad on-site. The helipad would be used by Maverick Helicopters to transport customers to popular tourist destinations in the region.

February 11, 2019

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8 Unforgettable Aerial Adventures

In a city packed with bucket list-worthy experiences, this Four-Star Las Vegas hot spot is literally raising the bar. Thanks to a partnership with luxury charter company Maverick Helicopters, the storied resort can offer a slew of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, from a 15-minute flight over the Strip’s sparkling lights with a champagne toast to a half-day excursion through the desert that culminates with a picnic atop the Grand Canyon.

September 19, 2018

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Helicopter pilot has been flying above Las Vegas 20 years

Joe Munoz’s job flying seven-passenger Airbus H-130s for Maverick Helicopters gives him a unique perspective on the Las Vegas Valley — from about 10,000 feet above ground.

December 5, 2017

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10 things you didn't know you can do in Las Vegas

There’s no better way to see Las Vegas than from a helicopter, where you get a truly panoramic view of all the sights that make the Strip so iconic.

Maverick Helicopters offers daytime and night flights, complete with live narration from the pilots. Try them both for totally different perspectives and to prove that, when it comes to Las Vegas, the sky’s the limit.

October 23, 2017

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Super Fun Vegas Trip

Maverick Helicopters – This is one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life! OK it is definitely in the top three. We took a Vegas Nights helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip. The whole experience was amazing. Maverick Helicopters picked us up at our hotel and took us to their private terminal on Las Vegas Boulevard. After we checked in we were handed complimentary champagne and met our pilot for a safety briefing. We took flight and the views were so breathtaking we felt as if we were a part of the Vegas skyline and could touch the lights. The flight was about 20 minutes long and is worth every penny. In fact, the ride is not as expensive as you would think for only $124 per person.

August 30, 2017

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Las Vegas is the perfect place for Magic Mike strippers, the Backstreet Boys and helicopter tours

Night flight over Vegas with Maverick Helicopters: The highlight of the trip was taking a helicopter ride over Las Vegas on our final night. Viewing the strip from the skies is a truly breathtaking experience, especially from a helicopter – it’s an intimate and unique tour that shows you just how vibrant the city really is. For those who are afraid of heights, don’t let that hold you back – I’m not great with them, but the takeoff on a helicopter is so subtle, you barely realise just how high you are until you’re simply distracted by the stunning views around you.

July 30, 2017

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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Luxury

For those seeking the QUINTESSENTIAL SELF, the quest for self-improvement doesn’t mean compromising on self-indulgence. The report referenced Maverick Helicopters as an example. It’s a helicopter company that offers luxury yoga experiences, because self-actualizers do yoga. Status seekers prefer a helicopter. The 2.5-hour experience also includes a Champagne toast post-class, and limousine transportation.

July 25, 2017

U.S. News & World Report
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5 Unique Las Vegas Tours

Helicopter tours offer a variety of routes and destinations, but Joe Moracco, concierge at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, thinks you should visit the Grand Canyon – "without a doubt." His top-three Grand Canyon helicopter tours are all offered by Maverick Helicopters: the "Wind Dancer," the "Wind Dancer Sunset" and the "Dream Catcher Sunset."

July 3, 2017

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Secret Las Vegas: 35 Insider Tips From The Locals

Las Vegas is surrounded by many must-see natural wonders, such as the grandiose Grand Canyon, red sandstone-brimming Valley of Fire and post-volcanic Fortification Hill, as well as structures like the Hoover Dam and the beautiful resorts of the Strip. So what better way to experience it all than with a bird’s-eye view on Maverick Helicopters’ Dream Catcher Sunset Tour, which takes guests across Nevada and Arizona in four hours.

June 7, 2017

Los Angeles Times
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In this yoga class, a helicopter takes you to Nirvana atop the red rocks of a Nevada park, 60 miles from the Vegas Strip

Las Vegas yoga studio Silent Savasana has partnered with Maverick Helicopters for a one-of-a-kind experience that takes visitors to the red rock formations of Valley of Fire State Park, about 60 miles northeast of Sin City.

May 12, 2017

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4 of the best helicopter sightseeing tours in North America

The vast majority of visitors to the Canyon enjoy incredible views from locations on the North and South Rim, gazing down to the Colorado River, far below. But for the more adventurous -- and well-heeled -- Las Vegas-based Maverick Helicopters may very well have the ultimate Grand Canyon heli-tour.

May 8, 2017

ABC News
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Heli-yoga takes yoga to new heights in Las Vegas

But if you're looking for the kind of yoga that will not only bring you inner peace but make your Instagram followers turn green with envy, look no further than heli-yoga. It's a new Las Vegas experience from Maverick Helicopters. The company will transport guests from the Strip to the highest point in the Valley of Fire for a 75-minute yoga class led by Dray Gardner of Silent Savasana.

April 25, 2017

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48 Hours In Las Vegas: How To Experience Sin City Like A Superstar

My favorite heli pilot in the world, is the charming and handsome Joe Munoz with Maverick Helicopters.

March 24, 2017

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5 incredible only-in-Las Vegas adventures to brag about on your social media

Much of the excitement of Las Vegas can be felt just by viewing the city skyline, sprawling in front of you. What would make it even more exciting? Seeing this larger-than-life city from the air, on a helicopter tour.

March 21, 2017

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Las Vegas: Exclusive HeliYoga Experience

A partnership between Las Vegas-based companies, Maverick Helicopters and Silent Savasana, HeliYoga – Limitless transports participants to an open-air sanctuary where few men and women have boldly gone before—atop the fiery-red, natural sandstone formations on the highest peak at Valley of Fire State Park in the southwest United States

March 21, 2017

Vegas Inc
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Get followed: Marketing your brand through social media

Adapting to social media’s ever-changing landscape and to the evolution of our customers’ buying habits is a conversation we have on a daily basis at Maverick Aviation Group.

March 20, 2017

Vegas Inc
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Introducing the VEGAS INC 2017 40 Under 40 honorees

When Dan Flores was recruited to Maverick Helicopters in 2007 as director of business development for the Grand Canyon South Rim location, the company had 19 helicopters and focused its business primarily on the Nevada and Arizona markets.

March 19, 2017

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Go Beyond the Neon and See a Side of Las Vegas You Never Knew Existed

Maverick Helicopters’ new Heli-Yoga experience will have you almost floating on air.

March 16, 2017

Vegas Seven
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Somms Step Up to the “Plates,” Food and a Flight, and the Secret Steak Dinner

Introducing the newest Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, ( “Savory Bites & Neon Lights” features an exclusive tasting at five prominent restaurants, followed by Maverick Helicopters’ renowned Vegas Nights flight over the Las Vegas Strip.

March 2, 2017

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Southern Nevada businesses ready for Valentine’s Day

“It’s one of our best evenings in the first quarter,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters in Las Vegas. “We staff up and double the amount of flights we offer.”

February 14, 2017

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UberCHOPPER available for $99 during CES

Uber Technologies has partnered with Maverick Helicopters during CES in Las Vegas to help attendees experience the Las Vegas Strip in a way they never have before.

February 8, 2017

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Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, Maverick Helicopters team up

Dubbed Savory Bites & Neon Lights, the five-hour outing is a best-of-both-worlds collaboration between tour companies Lip Smacking Foodie Tours and Maverick Helicopters.

February 6, 2017

yoga Journal
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HeliYoga: “The World’s Most Exclusive Yoga Experience”

Those searching for “the world's most exclusive yoga experience” just might find it high atop the red sandstone peaks of Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park, a remote destination only accessible by helicopter. HeliYoga: Limitless, a new venture from Maverick Helicopters and local Las Vegas yoga company Silent Savasana, launched last November.

January 23, 2017

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Uber offers attendees trips to CES on helicopter in Vegas

Ride-share service Uber is teaming up with Maverick Helicopters this week to offer a discounted $99 ride above the Las Vegas Strip.

January 4, 2017

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#UberChopper is the most Vegas way to book a ride this CES

#UberChopper, as it's been dubbed, is a partnership between local tour operator Maverick Helicopters, and the global ridesharing company.

January 3, 2017

New York Post
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The Hawaiian paradise where everybody knew my name

Another way to scope out Hana Town and the Road to Hana — plus the island’s myriad waterfalls and the dormant, dusty Haleakala crater — is from on high, via the aerial pros at Maverick Helicopters.

December 27, 2016

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People are paying $3,500 to take a helicopter to a remote mountain peak for a yoga class

"...Maverick Helicopters has created world's first heli-yoga class."

December 15, 2016

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Houston, San Diego State will be flying high in buildup to Las Vegas Bowl

"...the coaches will be treated to a night flight over The Strip by Maverick Helicopters."

December 12, 2016

Vegas Magazine

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Vegas Tastemakers Tell Us What They Want for the Holidays

"Something on my wish list this year is to take a Maverick Helicopter Grand Canyon tour with my family..."

December 7, 2016

Vegas Inc
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Family-owned Maverick Helicopters shares how it grew into a tourism powerhouse

Maverick makes dreams a reality three hours at a time, as the helicopters swoop guests through the Grand Canyon, land at the bottom of the gorge and fly over the Strip — all in one tour.

October 3, 2016

Los Angeles Times
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Helicopter tour takes you over Maui, and lands in the rain forest too

Maverick Helicopters recently launched the Hana Rainforest Experience, a 75-minute tour in which choppers show off the coast and then land in the rain forest to allow passengers to check out the tropical habitat.

September 28, 2016

Travel Weekly
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Finer things on Maverick flight tour

Las Vegas-based tour company Maverick Helicopters is partnering with Four Seasons Las Vegas to offer a new tour and culinary package featuring aerial views of some of the region's best parks.

September 2, 2016

Boston Globe
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Soar over Vegas and beyond.

Vegas-based Maverick Helicopters has teamed up with the AAA Five Diamond hotel to offer guests the three-hour Natural Wonders Experience. Your private chopper will whisk you from Maverick’s Vegas terminal to the highest peak in the Valley of Fire, considered one of the southwest’s most remote destinations, where you’ll have clear views of the surrounding red sandstone formations.

September 2, 2016

General Aviation News
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Plans unveiled for Girls in Aviation Day

The Las Vegas (Nevada) Chapter event will begin at 8 a.m. at Henderson Executive Airport Maverick Airlines’ base of operations.

September 1, 2016

About Time Magazine
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The Wind Dancer Tour that Maverick run drops into the canyon for half an hour, enough time for a glass of champagne and a blueberry muffin and some epic selfies, before heading back to the strip again and back to the hotel in time for a serious brunch.

September 1, 2016

Passport Magazine
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For an uplifting splurge, consider a night tour of the Strip by Maverick Helicopters (6075 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Tel: 702- 261-0007.

Chris Roney | Passport Magazine
September 2, 2016

Forbes Travel Guide
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Where To Travel In September

The Strip may be a famous draw to Sin City, but have you seen it from on high? Now you can, courtesy of a private helicopter experience from Four-Star Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, in partnership with Maverick Helicopters. The hotel’s Natural Wonders Experience will take you up close to some of the most beautiful and remote views of the desert.

Jaydine Sayer | Forbes Travel Guide
September 1, 2016

A Lady Goes West
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How to have a seriously awesome vacation in Las Vegas with friends

During our trip, we had the awesome opportunity to go on a helicopter ride above the Strip with Maverick Helicopters (thanks for the media rate for our group!) and take a nearly private yoga session while riding around on the world’s highest observation wheel.

Ashley Pitt | A Lady Goes West
September 1, 2016

Travel and Tour
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Las Vegas Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service

..with extensive experience catering to adventure travelers, including Maverick Helicopters, DETOURs of Nevada,...

Staff | Travel and Tour
August 27, 2016

The Sun
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SINCREDIBE Head for the glitz and glamour and hit the heights on a Las Vegas helicopter tour

Putting my trust in a Kiwi pilot called Simon, I signed up for Sin City’s most in-demand tour with Maverick Helicopters. Covering the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the four-mile Strip, the tour takes visitors 4,000ft above ground to soak up the breathtaking views.

Dean Wilkins | The Sun
August 27, 2016

Aviation Pros
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WAI Chapters Announce Plans for September 24 International Girls in Aviation Day

The Las Vegas (Nevada) Chapter event will begin at 8 a.m. at Henderson Executive Airport Maverick Airlines' base of operations...

Staff | Aviation Pros
August 26, 2016

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Joe Munoz of Maverick Helicopters: From neon to nature and the Strip

Most people call me "Heli Joe" mainly because I’m known in Las Vegas as the pilot who posts about his adventures with Maverick Helicopters.

Joe Munoz | Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 15, 2016

In The Frow
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...We took a ride with Maverick Helicopters over the strip in the morning for about 30 minutes...

Victoria | In The Frow
August 14, 2016

Huffington Post
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The One-of-a-Kind Way To Experience The Grand Canyon

...But if you’re looking for a way to take your experience to new heights, why not go on a helicopter ride? Maverick Helicopters provides a way to view this geographical landmark from a new perspective...

Todd VanDuzer | Huffington Post
July 18, 2016

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How to Do a Perfect 24 Hours in Las Vegas — And Bail Before You Get Into Trouble

...Let Maverick Helicopters pick you up at the hotel and whisk you to the terminal to depart for your tour over the Grand Canyon. (Hi, baller.) When you land, you'll catch epic selfies over the Colorado River (don't get too close to the edge), and your pilot will lay out a picnic including champagne...

Alesandra Dubin | Bravo
July 18, 2016

LA Weekly
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Taking a Helicopter to EDC Vegas Is Totally Worth It — If You Can Afford It

Choosing to ride a helicopter into EDC might sound a little ridiculous; it did to me. But while most of the hundreds of thousands of festivalgoers make the hour-or-more trek to from the Vegas Strip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway by car or shuttle, a few take to the air.

Sarah Purkrabek | LA Weekly
June 19, 2016

The Red Bulletin
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Artists and High Roller Ravers get high above Las Vegas with EDC's wholly unique VIP experience.

The midnight bell strikes in one hour and Axwell Λ Ingrosso just entered the lobby at Maverick Helicopters in south Las Vegas.

Patrick Shannon | The Red Bulletin
June 19, 2016

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Helicopters offer shortcuts to EDC, dramatic city views

The streets of Las Vegas, the Strip in particular, are known for over-the-top opulence and one-of-a-kind experiences, and, now, the skies above are, too.

Kimberly De La Cruz | Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 30, 2016

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Las Vegas-based helicopter company hosts tour for Rancho High School aviation students

The people behind Maverick Aviation Group, a local helicopter company, believe they have met the future of the industry — students from Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance class.

Michael Lyle | Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 28, 2016

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Cindy Crawford and family are 'not the Griswolds' in Grand Canyon vacation pics

The pictures of Cindy Crawford and her family enjoying the Grand Canyon [with Maverick Helicopters] are spectacular and beautiful. And the scenery's not bad, either.

Randee Dawn | TODAY Pop Culture
March 24, 2016

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Maverick Helicopters featured on "I am Cait" show

Maverick Helicopters was featured on the television show "I am Cait" on E! network. The episode features Caitlyn Jenner visiting our Grand Canyon South Rim location. Click here to view the video:

March 8, 2016

Las Vegas Review Journal
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Maverick Aviation takes off with plush new Las Vegas terminal

Competition is soaring in Las Vegas' Grand Canyon air tour industry with the pending opening of Maverick Aviation Group's new helicopter terminal on the west side of McCarran International Airport.

Maverick executives this week held a two-night open house for guests to give local dignitaries, resort executives and the media a chance to see the $5 million, 6,000-square-foot facility, which officially opens to passengers on Nov. 30.

Richard N. Velotta | Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 20, 2015

ABC News
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See This, Skip That: Ask the Concierge

At many of the best hotels across the country, and in many of America’s greatest destinations, the guest’s best resource is right past the lobby doors. Concierges can be a wealth of information, yes. But they are also insiders by design, cultivating relationships for years that can help travelers personalize their vacations, maximize their budgets and, often, secure experiences that would otherwise be unattainable.

Gabe Saglie | ABC NEWS
October 10, 2015

LA Weekly
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The Best (and Worst) of EDC Vegas 2015

Best: Flying in Via Helicopter At $800 per person round trip, getting to EDC by air is definitely for high rollers only. But if you can afford it, it's worth every penny to avoid the two-hour-plus ordeal of reaching the festival by shuttle, cab or car. The helicopter service, provided by a company called Maverick that usually does Grand Canyon tours, made multiple trips each night and had attendees reaching the Las Vegas Motor Speedway a mere 15 minutes after takeoff. Plus, seeing the entire festival in all its neon, blinking glory from the air is pretty awe-inspiring.

Andy Hermann | LA Weekly
June 22, 2015

Las Vegas Review Journal
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Flying the friendly skies to EDC

“The first rule of the helicopter,” pilot Kyle Pratt informs us before we board the awaiting chopper, “is don’t touch the door.” He smirks a bit as he delivers this instruction – you know, because we’re all adults here, presumably, and, well, this sort of thing kind of goes without saying.

Or so you’d think. Not for nothing here, but you’ve got to assume this rule wasn’t arbitrarily put in place. You just know that some genius like me set the precedent. Anyhow, I make a mental note in bold uppercase letters and underline it - DON’T TOUCH THE DOOR!

David Herrera | Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 21, 2015

MTV Music Television News
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Zedd Flew 50 Fans To The Grand Canyon And It Was Breathtaking: See Our Pics

MTV tagged along as the EDM superstar (literally) took his True Colors album tour to new heights.

Artists are always looking for new ways to get your attention, launching promotional contests and stunts meant to make sure fans know they've got an album or project on the way. But Zedd may have rewritten the playbook because he's embarked on one of the most ambitious rollouts we've ever seen.

Chris Kim | MTV News
May 15, 2015
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Don’t be a scaredy-cat, take a helicopter to the Grand Canyon

Sure, you could sit on a bus for the better part of a day, listening to a screaming child a few rows ahead of you, breathing in the sweet tang of sewage every time the lavatory door swings open. That’s how most people get to the Grand Canyon. And why wouldn't they? It's cheaper, a lot less scary for some and doesn't really require you to leave your comfort zone.

Ashley Oñoz-Wright |
May 7, 2015
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Maverick Helicopters donates unique artist experience auction item - Insomniac reveals EDC Vegas artist roster

Helicopter to EDC Las Vegas with DJ/Producer Snails: One winner and a friend will arrive in style with DJ/producer Snails on a state-of-the-art helicopter provided by Maverick Helicopters. During the festival, the three of you will refuel with a private taco party. After the last set plays, ride back to the Strip with Snails in a private SUV, while getting an exclusive listening of his unreleased music.

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May 6, 2015

See California
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California has its very own Mavericks, a world famous big wave spot off the coast near Half Moon Bay. But we don’t have those Maverick Helicopters yet. Pictured is their recent grand opening in Maui on Lei Day, May 1. Maverick Helicopters flies more than 200,000 guests (the majority of them are Californians, no doubt,) annually on tours in Grand Canyon, AZ, Las Vegas, NV and now Hawaii.

Staff | See California
May 5, 2015

CNN Money


Insomniac and eBay Launch First-Ever EDC Week Charity Auction Benefiting Culture Shock Las Vegas.

Party in Pasquale Rotella's Cabana, Make Sushi With a Megastar, Become a Cirque du Soleil Performer, and Experience Vegas Like Never Before; The Auction of More Than 50 Unique Experiences Starts Now and Runs Through Friday May 15, at 9 a.m. PT.

Staff | CNN Money
May 5, 2015

Daily Mirror
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Have you ever arrived at an airport and had absolutely no idea where you are going? Not as in you can’t find your way round the place. As in you haven’t a clue where your flight is going?

Or for that matter, when you left your house you didn’t even know which airport you were flying from...

It all started with a light-hearted challenge to the British Airways press office to come up with a mystery trip – and last month they certainly delivered.

Nigel Thompson | Daily Mirror
April 27, 2015

Helicopter Investor
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Maverick Helicopters hosts first flight in Hawaii

Maverick Helicopters hosted its first helicopter tour from its new location in Maui, Hawaii on Friday 10 April.

Pilot Brad Blucher flew two US passengers over the island in one of Maverick Helicopters’ Airbus Helicopters EC130 ECO-Star aircraft.

Maverick Helicopters offers three helicopter tours around the Hawaiian Islands that customers can choose between.

Terry Spruce | Helicopter Investor
April 27, 2015

TravelAge West
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Now Flying Over Maui: Maverick Helicopters

Three new helicopter tours of Maui promise clients superior service and safety

Maverick Helicopters has entered the Hawaii flightseeing market with three tours over Maui. Maverick’s marketing vice president Bryan Kroten told TravelAge West that Hawaii is a natural fit for the company. It also operates in the popular tourist destinations of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Marty Wentzel | TravelAge West
April 26, 2015

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Maverick Helicopters Launches Maui Service with Inaugural Flight

Maverick Helicopters hosted its first official flight at its new location on Maui on Friday, April 10, company executives announced.

Passengers David Warr from Columbia, South Carolina and Leoni Merole and John Wright from Cambridge, Massachusetts, were the first to experience the company’s new Maui air tours.

Pilot Brad Blucher led the inaugural Maui flight aboard an EC130 ECO-Star helicopter that can seat up to seven guests.

Maui Now Staff | Maui
April 10, 2015

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The 18 Best Tours In Las Vegas

Take a short ride above the Strip for the perfect date night… or head to the Grand Canyon for a full day of fun. The Dream Catcher Sunset package includes a journey above the Valley of Fire, the Hidden Valley, and then a dip 3,500ft below the West rim of the Grand Canyon before you head back to Vegas while catching a sunset view of the Hoover Dam. A bonus Champagne toast is included somewhere in the middle of all this.

Rob Kachelriess | Thrillist
March 22, 2015

Rotorcraft Pro Magazine

Maverick Helicopters - Bold Name Bold Company

In 1995, former U.S. Army helicopter pilot Greg Rochna, along with his wife Brenda, made a decision to try and build a better helicopter tour company in a very competitive market. It was a bold mission, considering that the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon helicopter tour market was well established and dominated by several mature players. As it turns out, the couple’s decision was one of the best business decisions of their lives.

Lyn Burks | Rotorcraft Pro Magazine
February 2015

Las Vegas Business Press
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EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT - John Buch president, Maverick Aviation Group

John Buch has parlayed his marketing background with an entrepreneurial spirit to help Las Vegas-based Maverick Aviation Group achieve success in the airborne tour business.

He grew up in the small town of McHenry, 50 miles northwest of Chicago, and went to college at Indiana State University, where he received a degree in marketing with an emphasis on sales and business-to-business relationships.

Chanelle Hayes | Las Vegas Business Press
January 14, 2015

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Sin City never looked so good! Photos capture the shimmering casinos, dizzying rides and hidden rooftop pools of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for its nightly display of flashing lights, water shows and fire, but it turns out Sin City looks just as fabulous during the day. Photographer Tom Donoghue took a helicopter trip around the city on January 8, to capture dazzling - but dizzying - views of the city's best known landmarks like Caesars Palace, New York-New York and the Bellagio fountains.

Ashley Collman |
January 15, 2015

TravelAge West
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Traveling to Hawaii in 2015

Kualoa Ranch is augmenting its hefty recreation roster with a seven-station zipline. Digging deep into the lush Kaaawa Valley, the 2½-hour adventure amps the rush via dual tracking and three suspension bridges. And on Maui, Maverick Helicopters will take flight this spring with new tours in seven-passenger Eco-Star Helicopters.

Roberta Dawson | TravelAge West
January 3, 2015

Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Maverick Aviation readies for Hawaii air tours

When Maverick Aviation Group takes its popular air tours to the Hawaiian Islands early next year, it’ll take an unparalleled maintenance record and experience with it. The Las Vegas-based air tour company will launch tours over Maui’s coastline, rain forests, waterfalls and volcanoes beginning in April.

Richard N. Velotta | Las Vegas Review Journal
December 16, 2014

Vegas Seven Magazine
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THE TASTEMAKER AWARDS - Best Splurge Experience

It’s easy to splurge in Las Vegas, but the $800 per person private lift to and from Electric Daisy Carnival is on every Tastemaker’s wish list. The 15-minute trip for up to seven ($5,000 total) departs from Maverick Helicopters headquarters, affording an aerial view of both the Strip and the lights of EDC.

Vegas Seven Magazine
November 13-19, 2014
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Residents in the Las Vegas 24-carat-gold glass apartment block owned by US billionaire Donald Trump are now eligible to book tours on this ‘limousine in the sky’. Condo owners at Trump International Las Vegas can enjoy on-call luxury air tours with a so-called ‘House Helicopter’.

Tara Loader Wilkinson |
September 15, 2014

Helicopter Magazine Europe
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The operations of Maverick Helicopters leave nothing to chance, and here’s the proof: a fuelling station right in the desert! Maverick Aviation was founded in December 1995 in Las Vegas by Greg and Brenda Rochna, a couple of entrepreneurs who began their business with just two helicopters. In less than twenty years, their company has gone on to become a key player in the air tourism landscape of the US.

Frédéric Lert | Helicopter Magazine Europe
July 19, 2014

Las Vegas Magazine
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Sunday Telegraph
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Sure bets for the fast and curious

Forget The Strip... the fun really begins when you tear yourself away from the tables and head for the edge of town.

Sunday Telegraph
May 18, 2014

Women's Fitness
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Vegas - But Not As You Know It

“Do you trust me?” asks the man to my right. I’ve known him for all of five minutes, but I find myself saying yes anyway. I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for handsome men with American accents. “Okay, this is your last lap. I want you to push down as hard as you can. Ready?”

Women's Fitness Australia
June 2014

Fresno Bee

Air charter brings tourists to Castle Airport to visit Yosemite

Maverick Airlines on Wednesday began a once-a-week air charter to bring foreign tourists to Castle Airport for visits to Yosemite National Park.

Sun-Star Staff
May 14, 2014

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

Maverick Helicopters, an air tour company that provides flights over the Las Vegas Strip and to the Grand Canyon, has won the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s best tour company award for the fifth straight year.

May 12, 2014

Rebound Magazine
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Rebound Like a VIP in Las Vegas

As the founder of Stricker VIP, Inc., a five-star luxury Las Vegas host and concierge service, my extensive Rolodex of well-established connections have worked to the distinct benefit of my... Continue reading on page 38.

Steven Stricker | Rebound Magazine
October 2013

Toshiba Imaging

Toshiba Imaging High-Def Cameras Selected for On-Board Imaging – Maverick Helicopters Tours

According to John Mandernach, V.P. of Maintenance at Maverick Helicopters, “We’ve been recording personalized flights with pilot narration and guest interaction since 1996. We’ve gone from providing VHS tapes to DVDs, and we now offer Blu-ray HD technology. We asked our camera supplier, InterTest ( – Columbia, NJ), to recommend the very best HD camera for our needs and without hesitation, they suggested Toshiba Imaging’s 1080p IK-HR1D camera for the best color, contrast, and quality available.”

Watchlist News | Toshiba
August 26th, 2013

LA Weekly
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The Best and Worst of Electric Daisy Carnival

Best: Helicopter Shuttles
...Once in the aircraft, high flyers were treated to aerial views of Vegas and the festival during the 12-minute flight. The pilot even played Swedish House Mafia in our flight headsets.

Katie Bain | LA Weekly
June 24, 2013

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Do EDC as a VIP
VIP seating at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.

Electric Daisy Carnival madness has descended upon Las Vegas. All up and down the Strip, clubs are hosting DJs from all over the world, while the festival itself is tonight through Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If for some reason you want to go but don't have tickets yet, sorry, you're out of luck. It's sold out. But if you happen to have some extra scratch burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy yourself the experience of a lifetime.

Las Vegas Review Journal Article
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It's that weird Electric Daisy Carnival time again

Step into your fuzzy pink boots and slide on your glittery thongs. The Electric Daisy Carnival will be back in town this week.

The festival is one of the biggest dance music events in the world. After several years in Los Angeles, it moved to Las Vegas in 2011. It drew more than 300,000 people last year.

June 15, 2013

Las Vegas Weekly
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The Ultimate Whisky Experience deserves the ultimate opening act. So on Wednesday afternoon, before the third annual Nth Ultimate Whisky Experience at the Wynn, founder Mahesh Patel whisked 20 hardcore whiskey enthusiasts away to the Grand Canyon’s western rim for a once-in-a-lifetime tasting.

Jim Begley | Las Vegas Weekly
March 6, 2013

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Flying High in the US

Kathering Lawrey compares chopper rides to tell your clients about in Las Vegas and New York and, overleaf, rounds up other best-selling helicopter experiences.

Lav Vegas Business Press Article
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For This Group, the Stays Pay

Tourism industry organization marks milestone, projects rising business.

Vegas Inc Article
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For $500 or more, you can take a helicopter to the Electric Daisy Carnival

You can ride a shuttle bus to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Electric Daisy Carnival for $30 on Friday and Sunday or $40 on Saturday.

Las Vegas Review Journal Article
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Electric Daisy Carnival estimated to be bigger than last year

For those who attend, it's the world's biggest electronic music dance party. For Las Vegas, it's one big payday that doesn't depend on business conventions or gambling.

Lav Vegas Business Press Article
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Tour operator Maverick Airlines expands fleet

Company offering Grand Canyon trips, private flights adds three planes, signs deal to buy 10 helicopters

Tourism business is strong enough that Las Vegas-based Maverick Airlines bought three new Cessna Grand Caravan 208 airplanes in April, doubling the size of its airplane fleet.

Hot Tips Travel Article
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Vegas night flights with Maverick Helicopters

If there is one thing that you must do while you’re visiting Sin City, a helicopter night flight over Las Vegas is it. Fly Maverick offers arguably the most beautiful sights the city has to offer – from a bird’s eye location. Seeing the bright lights of Vegas at ground level on the Strip is one thing, but to be actually flying over the top of the hotels and the lights, is simply breathtaking.

Square Mile Article
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The Strip Of A Lifetime

...Monday morning delivered the type of nervousness and excitement that I usually associate with international rugby matches as we took the ‘Wind Dancer’ tour with Maverick Helicopters, a flight which includes a 3,500ft descent to land inside the Grand Canyon.

Daily Mail Online Article
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Maverick flies JLS to the Grand Canyon

Stag dos give the boys the perfect opportunity to let their hair down away from their women and spend some quality time with their buddies.

Vegas Inc Article
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Maverick Aviation expands its fleet of tour aircraft

The Maverick Aviation Group says it has added three planes ideally suited to Grand Canyon air-tour flights to its fleet at Henderson Executive Airport. Blog Article
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NASCAR fans, rev up your engines for an exciting weekend in Vegas

Are you ready for some NASCAR?

With the huge Kobalt Tools 400 event just around the corner, Vegas offers a handful of events for hardcore fans off and on the track from Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11.

The Independent Article
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Had a good time in Vegas? You bet I did

Tacky, perhaps. Glitzy, certainly, but the Nevada desert city always lives up to its fun-loving reputation and leaves you begging for more, writes Eleanor Goggin.

Vegas Inc Article
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Las Vegas Air Tour Company Adds Choppers to Fleet

Maverick Aviation Group, the air tour company that opened a new passenger terminal at Henderson Executive Airport last week, is expanding its helicopter fleet.

Eurocopter Press Release
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Eurocopter unveils its new EC130 T2 with optimized performance, comfort and mission diversity

Dallas, Texas – Eurocopter today unveiled its newest helicopter, the EC130 T2, which features enhanced comfort, improved operational performance and increased versatility for this popular member of the company’s lightweight single-engine product line.

Dash Berline Video Article
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Tiësto: In The Booth - Episode 5 (Mexico and Electric Daisy Carnnival)

Tiësto touches down in Mexico to play 8 sold out shows around the country. Not all goes to plan though, as he faces the prospect of having to disappoint his fans and cancel a show due to safety concerns. Unhappy with the situation, Tiësto connects with his Mexican fans on Twitter, and thankfully the team find a way to keep the show on the road. Jumping back onto the jet, its a short trip over the border to Las Vegas for the biggest show of the year so far - headlining Electric Daisy Carnival!

Irish Times Vegas Checklist Article
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Two Days in Vegas

The city of games, lights and – er – good food does everything to excess, from kerching to bling, writes BERNICE HARRISON who is recovering from eating a plate of pancakes the size of her head YOU KNOW YOU’VE taken a detour from the real world when you hear locals refer to your hotel, The Cosmopolitan, as Las Vegas’s “boutique” hotel. The Cosmopolitan has 2,995 rooms and is 52 storeys high. It has six restaurants, as many bars, a shopping mall, pop-up wedding chapel, nightclub, and a spa with 120 treatment rooms – “boutique” in this oasis of craziness in the middle of the Nevada desert takes on a whole new meaning.

United Kingdom Sunday Mirror News and Maverick Helicopters Las Vegas
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Getting roped in as wedding witnesses is all part of the fun of a boys' trip to Las Vegas

When we touched down in Vegas, my friend Ben and I felt like kids about to be let loose in the biggest sweet shop on Earth. It's not for nothing that "Sin City" is known as a Disneyland for adults.

Vegas Seven Best of Services
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Expert Opinion: A Concierge's Seven Best To-Do Services

Guest at the Four Season Hotel expect the best of the best, and head concierge Adrian Little is there to provide it. With 12 years of experience, he knows quite well what guests want and whom he can call on to handle those request.

Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Helicotper Tour Award
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Congratulations Maverick Helicopters

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Maverick has been selected by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association as the best Tour in Las Vegas!

Las Vegas Magazine Grand Canyon Tour Article
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The Way We Whirl

Boasting superior quality of service and utilizing state-of-the-art $2 million helicopters, Maverick Helicopters offers luxury tours of the Grand Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip. And there's no experience quite like it.

Good Morning America South Rim Grand Canyon Tour
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Maverick Helicopters Was Featured On ABC's "Good Morning America"

Did you miss it? We have the "Weekend Window" segment just for you.

The Bachelor Tours With Maverick Helicopters in Las Vegas
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"The Bachelor" Chose Maverick Helicopters!

In The ABC Reality Series, Jason Mesnick Took One Lucky Lady On A Helicopter Tour Of Las Vegas And The Grand Canyon

Los Angeles Family Grand Canyon Trip
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Grand Canyon By Francine Brokaw An American Wonder To Share With Your Kids

There is so much to see and do in the Grand Canyon area, families often miss many of the fun activities. Of course, there is the awesome view from the rim of the canyon itself; however, the next time you think about sharing this truly American wonder with your kids, consider making this trip more than just a spectator sport!

944 Magazine and Maverick Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
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Aerial View By Tiffannie Bond Gliding Across The Sky With Maverick Helicopters

We were somewhere over Tropicana Avenue by the time the nerves finally settled in my stomach. The pilot was still playing the James Bond theme into out headphones as the ECO-Star helicopter we were riding in flew over Sam Boyd Stadium. I could even see my house from up there. Although I possessed a moderate fear of heights, I had been promised I would have nothing to fret about. I didn’t believe it at first, but the smooth ride to the Grand Canyon testified to Maverick Helicopters’ credibility.

Affluent Traveler Grand Canyon Tours
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Maverick Helicopter Tours Sedona, Arizona

While there are many ways to experience the massive Grand Canyon and the surrounding wonders of the West, few will leave you literally feeling on top of the world. One of the first-class approaches to surveying the natural beauty of this region is from the skies. For years, Maverick Helicopters has been providing the most discriminating of travelers with a lavish eagle’s-eye encounter with the Grand Canyon. Rest assured, this is no ordinary tour of the canyon. Aboard a Maverick helicopter, you will embark on a luxurious adventure of a lifetime, beyond compare.

Courier Travel Guide Arizona
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Spectacular Diversity In The Grand Canyon State
By Doug Rentz

Arizona’s natural wonders and rejuvenating open-air lifestyle continue to facilitate a wealth of adventure travel, nature-based tourism and Southwest heritage options.

Summerlin Magazine Features Maverick Helicopters
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Grand Beauty By Christy Krueger Tour One Of The Wonders Of The World By Air

Every year, nearly 5 million tourists visit the Grand Canyon to experience its beauty and inspiring views. It’s a sight worth traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to see. But having to deal with large crowds and jockeying for a quick glimpse over the canyon rim can leave some disappointed.

Las Vegas Magazine Grand Canyon Tour Article
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Like A Bird By Jack Houston Flight Highlights Strip, Natural Beauty

Boasting superior quality of service and state-of-the-art $2 million helicopters, Maverick Helicopters offers luxury tours of the Grand Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip. And there’s no experience quite like it.