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Helicopter Tour

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by Badger31, Apr 16, 2014.

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  1. Badger31

    Badger31 Low-Roller

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    My wife and I are looking to do a helicopter strip tour. Just curious if anyone has any companies that they recommend and if it's worth the money for a 10-15 minute flight. Thanks.
     
  2. La$Vega$

    La$Vega$ Low-Roller

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    Gr8 post,
    I have always wanted to do this and sure to be a thrill of a life time!
    Lets hear from everyone's experience.
    This may be the year
    :licklips:
     
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  3. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    Many threads on this subject if ya do a search. That said I wouldSTRONGLY recommend Maverick. They may cost a couple of $$$ more.... but there are no gimmicks... No delays ( at least the times I used them) and a professional outfit. I have done them a few times.with Maverick and other companies (1 of which I believe is out of business)..before 9/11 and after. Before it was MUCH better.. but I always liked the tours.
     
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    Rodent Pack S.S. Minnow

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    We used Elite tours back in April 2012 and the biggest problem was that they fly out of North Las Vegas. This was a bit of a problem with locating this airport, but it was a great flight...maybe even a bit longer of a flight because of the distance to the airport. We have a bucket list item to take a flight to the Grand Canyon and from the reviews we've read we're likely to take Maverick.
     
  5. The Stig

    The Stig VIP Whale

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    I haven't done the Strip flight but I used Maverick to do a flight into the Canyon and they are a very good company and very professional and I would certainly recommend them
     
  6. Badger31

    Badger31 Low-Roller

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    I checked other threads, but I couldn't find anything recent. The North Vegas airport ones seem to be cheaper...plus there are groupons for those...but none offer transportation. Gotta figure an extra $60-70 for a round trip cab ride from the strip.
     
  7. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    I just put in a search for "helicopter"and there was a thread from last week. I also commented on that one as well.
     
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    VeddaLasVegas Low-Roller

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    I also recommend Maverick. They are great and you can purchase a DVD of your flight.
     
  9. La$Vega$

    La$Vega$ Low-Roller

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    I've been here a week or so and realize there is a search box...
    Perhaps I should read the instructions...naw, I'm a guy
     
  10. ClownHo

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    i bought an online deal for 702 Helicopters in north LV last fall. decent service and liked by all who have reviewed it here, but they will remind you, repeatedly, how much they appreciate tips. kind of a buzzkill.
     
  11. Bigbadbaz

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    Im coming to Vegas next Wednesday and like the idea of a helicopter trip. My question is the weight of the individual person for flights, there seems to be a max of 280lbs then an extra payment if over the weight.

    How keen are the operators on this, 1st thing in a morning after a pee and naked on scales I am 280lb. By the time I arrive in Vegas having 'expanded' on the plane and eaten for a couple of days and then put clothes on (don't want to scare the locals) I will be a few lb more. at $500 plus or so its expensive but its a one off. Paying much more is maybe not such a good deal.

    Hope you can help me
     
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