For almost three decades, Arizona Aviation has been a top flight school in the valley, providing flying lessons, aircraft rental and aircraft maintenance. We strive to make your experience fun and affordable, and our number one focus is always safety.
Dryden Helicopters is your one source for all your helicopter needs here in the valley. Whether it be a tour, photo flight or training, we can do it and we will always beat our competition on price and quality. Plus, all our helicopters have A/C to keep you cool!
Jack Cleeves stands tall in the annals of helicopter tourism with a career now spanning more than 25 years and innovations that led the way for helicopter tourism in the area. His reputation as a top chopper baron began with an early series of firsts: he was the first pilot ever granted a five-year landing spot on the bottom of the Grand Canyon—when others had to touch down on the canyon brim and feed the meters—the first to install air conditioning in his helicopters, and the first to grant every client guaranteed flights.
Upon earning the trust of high-profile organizations—such as the U.S. Department of the Interior and several major Las Vegas casino-hotels—the aviator known for his impeccably maintained aircrafts got around to establishing Sky Blue Helicopters in 2011. Using Robinson R44 Raven II Series helicopters, the company helps train the next generation of pilots and specializes in Jack's signature aerial tours. On each trip, groups glide over desert, mountains, and canyons as pilots tell the stories of the area’s history and passengers take in nature’s showmanship from above.
The male and female firearm experts of American Home Defense shape their shooting and self-defense classes around legal regulations with an emphasis on personal safety. In private shooting lessons, students learn to handle three of the most common handguns and home-defense classes equip participants with the know-how to protect their families from intruders or a neighbor's moat monster.
The 45-minute Sunset Tour gives scenery fanatics soaring glimpses of iconic western nature destinations mixed with twinkling urban wonderment, all from a certified and ecologically affable aircraft. With six planes available and spaces for nine participants, the sightseeing excursion can be tweaked to fit each schedule and group. The intimate surroundings and sweeping valley vistas make it easy to get cozy with a date while watching nature and civilization paso doble across the evening earth ballroom.