We talked to a person in Vegas who tried to sell us a helicopter tour of the grand canyon, and it was pretty appealing, but way too much money. So before we left town, I checked out wiki travel for some canyon info, and found a link to Air Grand Canyon. Their airplane tour was just within our budget, so we decided to book the 8:00 flight for the next day (Friday). When we got to the canyon, it was dinner time, so we decided to find a comfortable parking lot and hunker down for the night. By the time we were ready to eat, it was almost sunset, so we put dinner on the back-burner, and walked over to the rim to watch.
The next morning, we headed the short drive over to the airport to get our air tour. We were not disappointed! The guys at Air Grand Canyon were the best! Our oldest got to sit in the co-pilot’s seat, and the pilot let her taxi the plane briefly after we landed while he took a picture of her. The tour was perfect, not too long or too short and seeing everything that we wanted to see. The pilot was very knowledgeable, and pointed out the major features. I can’t see why anyone would pay more for a helicopter tour since they can’t go below the rim anyway.