There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon from Skyblue Helicopters in Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $198, you get a 40-minute Desert, Mountain, and City Tour for up to two people (up to a $400 value).
- For $349, you get a 40-minute Desert, Mountain, and City Tour for up to four people (up to an $800 value).<p>
Skyblue Helicopters lifts up passengers in comfortable aircraft for scenic tours above Arizona’s stunning scenery. Passengers gaze out through high-visibility helicopter windows to view landmarks both wild and urbane as the pilot spins tales and legends of ancestral Arizona. The aircraft’s agility and speed enable tour-takers to cast eyes over rarely seen sights, such as the top of Piestewa Peak and the mole people hidden in Mummy Mountain. Comfortable Bell JetRanger copters allow customers to sit back in leather seats and savor the smooth ride. Noise-canceling headsets and a quiet interior ensure that neurons soak up every word from the pilots, fellow passengers, and loquacious clouds. After gliding over downtown Phoenix, old-town Scottsdale, and the expanse of the Sonoran Desert, the chopper touches down and passengers depart chock-full of indelible memories. Tours depart at multiple times every day of the week; contact Skyblue Helicopters to set up a specific time.
SkyBlue Helicopters LLC
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.