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The Ultimate Valley Light Tour: Arizona Helicopter Adventures

Last holiday season, I took a limo ride around the Valley to look at Christmas lights. This year, I decided to step up my game and took in the holiday lights of the valley by helicopter.

Arizona Helicopter Adventures is offering a Holiday Lights Tour this season, and after experiencing it for myself it is definitely a must-do! There is no doubt we live in a beautiful place, but taking in the desert from a different perspective really makes you appreciate where we live. Seeing it decorated in holiday lights from way up high will take your breath away. There is nothing quite like seeing all the decorations in the Valley at once to really put you in the holiday mood. It inspired me to rush home and decorate my own home.

Ari and I.

Ari and I.

My good friend, Ari, joined me on the Holiday Lights Tour. After watching a quick safety video, we were then escorted to the helicopter where we met our trusty pilot, Chris. I was a little nervous at first for the take-off, but within seconds we were 500 feet in the air and gazing down at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess. The resort was decked out in Christmas lights and we could even see the ice rink in the middle. Our next stop was headed west toward Glendale where we saw everything from beautiful homes in the Arrowhead area decorated in lights to all the festivities happening at Westgate City Center. Being born and raised in the West Valley, I have attended Glendale Glitters every single year, and let me just say that you have not experienced anything until you are flying in a helicopter with an aerial view of Glendale to make you truly appreciate it. It was beyond breathtaking. Ari described her view of the Valley as “a blanket of stars.” After we made our loop around Camelback Mountain, it was back to the landing pad. We graciously thanked our pilot and wrote a nice note in the guest book.

The Holiday Lights Tour with Arizona Helicopter Adventures definitely was an experience like none other. I highly recommend this if you’re trying to impress your date this holiday season or if you’re looking for a great gift to give someone special. Flights started over Thanksgiving weekend and will continue through New Year’s Day. The flight lasts for 30 minutes, take off between 5:30 and 9 p.m. and will run you $450, but seeing that smile on your significant other’s face will be priceless and well worth the expense.

Make sure you book your flight soon because spots will fill up fast! Call 480-247-8508 to make your reservation. Get a cup of hot cocoa, cuddle up in a blanket and enjoy the scene below!

Top 5: Air Tours - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Air Tours (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Air Tours — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Maverick Helicopters

Grand Canyon National Park Airport,  Hwy. 64,
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(888) 261-4414
maverickhelicopter.com
Maverick Helicopters offers a list of unique air tours for every attraction seeker. They have helicopter tours that will take you deep into the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.


Arizona Helicopter Adventures

235 Air Terminal Dr.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(800) 282-5141
arizonahelicopteradventures.com
Up-close, breathtaking tours by experienced pilots of all the wonders that this area has to offer. Three different package deals with eagle-eye views of Sedona.


Westwind Air Service

732 W. Deer Valley Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(480) 991-5557
westwindairservice.com
Scenic aerial and air/ground tours of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona.


Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

North Hwy. 64,
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(888) 635-7272
papillon.com
Since 1965, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been showing guests the majesty of the Grand Canyon.


Sedona Sky Treks

235 Air Terminal Dr.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-6628
skytreks.com
Sky Treks provides spectacular air tour and tour packages from Scottsdale and Sedona to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, as well as other incredible destinations.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Air Tours (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Air Tours (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Air Tours — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Arizona Helicopter Adventures

235 Air Terminal Dr.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
800-282-5141
arizonahelicopteradventures.com
Up-close, breathtaking tours by experienced pilots of all the wonders that this area has to offer. Three different package deals with eagle-eye views of Sedona.


Maverick Helicopters

Grand Canyon National Park Airport-Hwy. 64,
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
888-261-4414
maverickhelicopter.com
Maverick Helicopters offers a list of unique air tours for every attraction seeker. They have helicopter tours that will take you deep into the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.


Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

North Hwy. 64,
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
888-635-7272
papillon.com
Since 1965, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been showing guests the majesty of the Grand Canyon.


Sedona Sky Treks

235 Air Terminal Dr.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-6628
skytreks.com
Sky Treks provides spectacular air tour and tour packages from Scottsdale and Sedona to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, as well as other incredible destinations.


Westwind Air Service

732 W. Deer Valley Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85027
480-991-5557
westwindairservice.com
Scenic aerial and air/ground tours of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012