Grand Canyon Air Tours
25 – 50 minutes
Want to see the Grand Canyon from a different perspective? Fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter! Helicopter flights allow visitors to see the beautiful Grand Canyon scenery from a bird’s eye view!
The helicopters fly at 500 feet above the rim and all of the companies take the same route.
Tours are offered daily, and it is recommended that you make reservations before your trip.
FIXED-WING AIR TOURS
40 – 50 minutes
Fixed Wing Plane flights have frequent departures taking off from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Once you take off, your tour will head for the eastern part of the Canyon. You will see Zuni Point and fly through the Zuni Corridor. Out the window you will be able to see the Desert View Watchtower, the Painted Desert, and the Navajo Indian Reservation! Then your Grand Canyon airplane tours will head towards Temple Butte and the North Rim to show off great views of the Kaibab Plateau and Kaibab National Forest.
Air Tours are given by these recommended companies:
(click on names for more info)
Grand Canyon Air Tours
Hwy.64, Grand Canyon National Park Airport
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
928-638-2622 – maverickhelicopter.com
Air tours of Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Sedona
928-496-0202 – westwindairservice.com
Grand Canyon Airports
The Grand Canyon National Park Airport serves the number one tourist site in the State of Arizona and is the only state owned airport in the state. It is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation. The airport is located in Tusayan, AZ, seven miles from the South Rim and two miles from the Park Entrance.
The airport was built on the site of the first Grand Canyon Airport built in 1925. The current airport opened in October 1965 and the airport terminal was completed and dedicated on October 20, 1967.
Grand Canyon National Park Airport completed the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility (ARFF) Maintenance Building in 2010 and held the Grand Opening of that building on June 16, 2010. This new building has received a Sustainable Building Award from the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program designed by LEA Architects, LLC – Advanced Level Plus.
The Grand Canyon National Park Airport is planning several improvements over the next ten years including a new; drainage improvements, a holding ramp and the design and construction of a new terminal building (2010-2020). The new terminal facility will support scheduled airline operations from across the country changing the way travelers arrive at the Grand Canyon National Park.
The airport has one runway, 3/21, 9000 feet x 150 feet and capable of supporting aircraft with a weight bearing capacity of single wheel 88.0, double wheel 108.0 and double tandem 160.0
The airport has Aircraft Crash and Rescue services available during the control tower operating hours – 0600-2000 June 1 – September 30 and 0700-1900 October 1 – May 31. It is available at other times when prior arrangements are made.
Airport Frequencies are:
119.0 Canyon Tower
121.9 Canyon Ground
For Fuel Service call 928.638.7117
For Additional Information contact Airport Management at 928.638.2446
During your visit to Grand Canyon National Park, be sure to include a visit to the Valle Airport which has some virtually undiscovered treasures of privately owned vintage aircraft and vehicles on display, including the famous 1929 Ford Tri-Motor N414H and a wonderful collection of aircraft’s.