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Ask Men

This might be one of the coolest things I've ever experienced -- a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. These were two firsts for me: I've never been in a helicopter and I've never seen the Grand Canyon.

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Elite Daily

There's no reason you should ever be at the brink of giving your heart away at a wedding chapel when you can just head over to Papillon, the world's largest aerial sightseeing company. There, you'll be able to choose from a variety of exhilarating helicopter tours.

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Heli Web

In the mid 1960's, construction company owner Elling Halvorson began using helicopters to help build a water pipeline in Arizona's Grand Canyon. After project workers and visitors began requesting use of the helicopters for sightseeing flights into the Canyon, Halvorson realized there could be demand for an aerial sightseeing business, and in 1965 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters was born.

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Las Vegas Business Press - April

It won't be long before pilots flying for the world's busiest air tour operation may be seeing unmanned aircraft near where they fly hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Grand Canyon Airlines and its subsidiaries, Scenic Airlines and Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, based at Boulder City Municipal Airport, will be getting new neighbors next month.

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Las Vegas Magazine - July 2014

Perhaps the best staging point for visiting the Grand Canyon is in Las Vegas. There are many options to get there, and The Papillon Group makes it easy for visitors to view that magnificent beauty. For visitors who prefer ground travel, Papillon offers bus tours to the south and west rims of the Grand Canyon, as well as helicopter, plane, and motorcycle adventures.

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Matador Network

In Boulder City, there's a small airstrip that sends out more helicopters than planes. The helicopters we got on -- with Papillon Air -- inched off the ground and then set off across the desert, flying us over the Hooveer Dam and along Lake Mead. Lake Mead is gigantic and was created by the Hoover Dam. From the air, you can see the places that used to be desert but are now underwater.

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Recommend

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the Grand Canyon by air and ground with the return of The Papillon Group's tours, which allows travelers to fly over the Grand Canyon's north and south Rims and then take the road on Harley-Davidson motorcycles for a closer look. The Grand Canyon with Harley tours, created by Papillon in partnership with EagleRider, are now open for bookings through Nov. 4.

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Thrillist

Las Vegas is one fo the most popular places in the world to take the plunge. And not just because it has some really great pools... or even some really great topless pools. No, it's because Sin City has easy access to marriage licenses (and alcohol, presumably), as well as some spots that'll make your nuptials truly memorable...even if you'd really rather forget.

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Travel Digest (New Zealand)

Long regarded as the place to get married when you want a quick or quirky wedding, now you can exchange your vows alongside the banks of the Colorado River, surrounded by the exquisite landscape of the Grand Canyon. The Papillon Group is offering a wedding package that begins with a limo ride to the airport where a private helicopter awaits for a narrated flight to the Grand Canyon for the bride and groom, a minister and a wedding party of up to four passengers.

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Vegas News

On Thursday, they traded the reindeer for a red helicopter and landing at Papillon's Aerocenter at the Boulder City Municipal Airport to deliver holiday treats to nearly 60 abused, neglected and homeless children living at St. Jude's Ranch for Children.

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Calgary Herald

For a closer view of the Hoover Dam than the one you'll get careening down the zipline cables in picturesque Bootleg Canyon, book a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon from Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. Dont be tempted by the cheap fares for the bus tours - unless you want to spend 14 hours on the road, splurge for the four hours door-to-door whirlybird option. Each chopper can hold up to six guests...

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VegasBrazil.com

Coming to Las Vegas and lose the opportunity to experience the beauty of the world famous Grand Canyon can be considered a walk in a half. However, to enjoy time in the city, many tourists fail to discover this unique place due to lack of information or fear of spending too much time on the road. For this and other reasons, the helicopter rides are gaining more and more tourists from all over the world...

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Phoenix Magazine

Climb into a whirly bird for a bracing aerial trip through the state's creme de la creme of scenic gateways: the Grand Canyon. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters begins its Grand Celebration tour with a flyby of the Hoover Dam, a 6.6 million ton arch gravity dam that single handedly kept 21,000 workers out of the poor house during its construction in the Depression-ravage of the 1930's...

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Las Vegas Sun

A marriage proposal involving a helicopter might seem like a scene from reality TV, but according to Papillon Helicopters, its not that uncommon. Raul De La Cruz, marketing supervisor for Papillon Helicopters, said grooms have popped the question aboard helicopters circling the Las Vegas Strip, and the base of the Grand Canyon. This grand gesture comes at a price though. The Vegas Strip Tour is $104 per person or $624 total to charter the helicopter, that holds six passengers...

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TLCDiscovery.com

Hiking the Grand Canyon is great for active people, but getting all the way to the bottom (and climbing back out) would be a challenge for even the fittest families. A helicopter tour can take you to the bottom and let you explore your kids are guaranteed to get a new appreciation for geology and their earth sciences!

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Uptake.com

The Papillon tour company shuttles visitors by [bus] from Vegas hotels to the[ir] Boulder City airport, where customers await their turn to board one of the 4 helicopters. Standing in the airport lounge waiting for my name to be called, I heart party after party called from Spain, Brazil, the UK, Canada, and other countries around the world. Only once did i hear a stat beside my own welcomed. Perhaps, as Americans, we take for granted that we will have endless opportunities to explore our own natural wonders, maybe we just dont realize how impressive our native countryside is...

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Clarin Newspaper (Argentina)

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Where Magazine

We're letting Papillon take care of all our helicopter travel needs-- it offers numerous customizable excursions to the Grand Canyon...

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USA Today

"Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the largest air-tour operator around the Grand Canyon, spent $185 million on a fleet of quieter aircraft, including the EcoStar Helicopters..."

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