Salt River Shuttle's chauffeurs run a fleet of SUVs, vans, and party buses between the metro Phoenix area and the picturesque shores of Salt River. They safely drop off families of fun-seekers and groups of friends or coworkers at a stretch of placid riverfront flanked by massive red-rock formations and open fields. After disembarking, passengers are free to spend lazy afternoons floating down the gentle current in tubes or the mouths of friendly sea monsters before drivers reappear to transport them home.
Arizona Executive helps travelers weave around transportation hassles with a variety of chauffeur services, dedicating themselves to open lines of communication to help prevent late arrivals and minimize wait times. After an advance call to ensure that plans have not changed, the rovers will pick up passengers in a comfy sport-utility vehicle and offer complimentary bottled water for the ride. Drivers make themselves easy to find by using drop off and pick up areas located exclusively on the north side of flight terminals at the airport. Once you arrive at the baggage claim on the return leg of your trip, make a quick call to the transportation company and they'll speedily dispatch your coachman to the cell phone parking lot to await your arrival.
The experienced tour guides at Segway of Tempe and Phoenix lead fleets of two-wheelers through one of two scenic Arizona cities during an extensive schedule of rides. Guests gear up for either of the 90-minute tours by hopping aboard a segway, whose self-balancing technology allows riders to tilt handlebars gently for turns or quickly for back flips. Each session begins with a 30-minute orientation, followed by a narrated jaunt past the towering opulence of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Scottsdale or around the city-flanked oasis of Tempe Town Lake. During the summer months, groups traverse the town's bridges and boulevards at dusk, stopping by landmarks such as Arizona State University and Sun Devil Stadium, whose eponymous student-athletes practice under solar-powered stadium lights to escape the chill of night.
As the only Harley-Davidson dealer in Phoenix, Buddy Stubbs brings years of rubber-peeling and highway-cruising experience to ensure customers emerge ready to ride into the sun, complete with lava-proof suits, pressurized bike chambers, and UV-coated oxygen helmets. This rider's paradise stocks its 47,000-square-foot dealership with the highest-quality Harley-Davidson products, including authentic riding gear, parts, accessories, and handlebar skull tassles. Visitors can even check out the backup motorcycle from Evel Knievel’s Caesar’s Palace jump, as well as a museum of admirer-baiting road rockets on select days. Depending on the location, try on a 'tude-flashing bar-and-shield T-shirt ($25.95), a chromed-out necklace ($50), or a flashy ice scoop ($25) that will deck out party glasses with thunderous ice-dropping throttle.
Since Darrell Sawyer founded Sawyer Aviation, LLC in 1961, they have graduated more than 6,000 pilots, some of whom went on to become Air Force One captains. As a Cessna Pilot Center, Sawyer Aviation’s flight academy shapes up aspiring aviators with on-ground instruction that incorporates virtual tools and interactive programs, preparing students to climb aboard a Cessna aircraft’s Garmin G300 glass cockpit. Although the center’s veteran pilots guide their protégés to licenses in private piloting, commercial flying, and magic-carpet wrangling, they also offer discovery flights that get students up in the sky without requiring any commitment to continue their education. Aside from pilot instruction, Sawyer Aviation also manages plane sales and introduces visitors to the clouds during private chartered flights.
From its nest at Scottsdale Airport, Southwest Flight Center introduces aviators to the open skies, providing aircraft rental and instruction services since 1984. During flight training and flight simulation, certified instructors instill fledgling barons with the technical knowledge and techniques necessary to safely play chicken with clouds. More experienced pilots commandeer a craft from Southwest's Cessna-dominated rental fleet.