Helicopters let land walkers experience the sky's vast beauty, from its moisture-enhanced clouds to its attention-obsessed rainbows. Enjoy the majesty of stratospheric sessions with today's Groupon to Dryden Helicopters in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
• For $149, you get a 20-minute city helicopter tour for up to three people (a $255 value).
• For $199, you get a 40-minute high-desert-and-lakes helicopter tour for up to three people (a $420 value).
Dryden Helicopters' experienced pilot ferries passengers across the sky so they can view rugged landscapes and urban skylines during a host of helicopter tours. The 20-minute city tour soars into the stratosphere to let sky explorers sneak glimpses of Phoenix's gravity-defying skyscrapers, 600-foot-tall statues of Bruce Lee, and historic haunts. During the 40-minute nature tour, heliovehicles hover over a scenic quilt of deserts and lakes, swooping in and out of the valley to set eyeballs upon vistas such as Four Peaks, Rio Verde, and Fountain Hills.
A pilot with more than 14 years of cockpit experience, Michael Dryden operates each flight, inviting age-qualified riders to toast the aeroscape with a complimentary bottle of bubbly following their sky session. To ensure optimal comfort during the stifling summer months, flights are air-conditioned and snowball insulated, running in the cooler morning and evening air from June 1 to September 15.