LAS VEGAS AREA PLANE TOUR (SCA)
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
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Long for the glory days of aviation? Then come fly the Waco YMF-5C Classic open cockpit biplane! Built in 2001 from the original 1930s plans, this aircraft has been described as "art in the sky" and makes for the ideal sightseeing platform as you tour the sights in and around Las Vegas. The spacious front bench seat can accommodate you, and if you desire, one other special passenger, as the pilot in the back seat acts as your own personal tour guide over the city. Not only will you be flying a piece of history, you will be seeing our beautiful city from a vantage point that few can imagine.
Our 1 hour tour starts as we takeoff from Henderson Executive Airport and head east over Dutchman's Pass to fly over the historic town of Boulder City, which came into existence due to its close proximity to the Hoover Dam construction site. From there, we circle over Black Canyon and the Hoover Dam itself, still a marvel of construction, even though it was built back in the 1930's under the Hoover Administration. From there, we turn north and fly over the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, all the while admiring the unique geology of the Mojave Desert.
On the North side of the lake, we turn to the West and you get a magnificent view of the Las Vegas Strip as we head towards Red Rock State Park. Named for it's bright red rock faces and brilliant color sandstone, Red Rock is one of the most beautiful areas surrounding Las Vegas and features 2,000' jagged cliffs overlooking a verdant valley. As we leave Red Rock we turn towards the quaint town of Blue Diamond and cross over the Sloan mine just outside the city limits. The last leg of our journey takes us over the southern tip of the city before you will see the airport at your 12 o'clock position as we line up for final.
For an additional cost, we can add aerobatics to you adventure, which will include: aileron rolls, barrel rolls and loops!
All too soon the tour is over, but your memories will last a lifetime. All flights feature an in flight high definition video system that makes for a wonderful souvenir to show your friends. So what are you waiting for? Make your visit to Las Vegas unforgettable and be a open cockpit Barnstormer! Leather helmets and scarf provided...
• Complimentary Transportation to and from hotel
• 10 Minute Safety Briefing
• Approximately 60 Minute Tour
• Aerobatics (additional cost)
• Flies over Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Red Rock and the Las Vegas Strip
• Fly with a trained instructor pilot
• SCA Heritage Museum Access
Extra 330: Between 80 lbs (36 kg) & 240 lbs (109 kg)
T-6 Texan: Between 80 lbs (36 kg) & 300 lbs (137 kg)
Waco: Between 40 lbs (18 kg) and 400 lbs (181 kg)*
* Maximum 2 passengers. 400 lbs (181 kg) total allowed
Extra 330: No taller then 6'3" (191 cm)
T-6 Texan: No taller than 6'6" (198 cm)
Waco: No taller than 6'9" (206 cm)
Shoes and Socks Required. The Waco is an open cockpit biplane, therefore appropriate apparel is required. Warm jackets recommended in winter.
A fuel surcharge of $30.00 will be collected per person upon check-in at the air field
For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.