Visiting Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the most exciting things you can do, especially if you love casino nightlife and gaming culture. Between the incredible gambling establishments, nightclubs, entertainment venues and restaurants – there’s no shortage of incredible ways to pass the time here.
However, there are plenty of incredible attractions to enjoy outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Nevada is a beautiful state with lots of natural wonders to see – and a Grand Canyon helicopter tour is a great way to see them all.
But before you make any bookings, you need to make sure that you are fully prepared for the experience. This is so you can guarantee your enjoyment as well as your well-being before, after and during the experience.
Let’s take a look at some useful tips on how to prepare for a Grand Canyon helicopter tour.
What you can expect
Before anything else can happen it’s important that you have a reasonable idea of what to expect on your Grand Canyon helicopter tour. This will make the experience of getting inside the chopper less intimidating on the day.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the chopper is very loud, so make sure you use to headphones given to you to ensure clear communication during the flight. If you have sensitive hearing, bringing some ear plugs along as well may be a prudent idea.
Expect the pilot to be rather talkative and to make sure that you’re okay and having a good time. They may ask you to be silent when they take off and land so that they can focus on making careful manoeuvres – but otherwise feel free to ask them anything!
It’s also helpful to know that the feeling of going on a Grand Canyon helicopter tour is not quite the same as being on an aeroplane or on a rollercoaster. It feels more like riding an elevator except you will also travel from side to side, not just up and down.
Before jumping on board, talk to your pilot and make sure they know everything they need to about your comfort level and experience. If you or someone in your group is extremely nervous and jittery then the pilot can make the flight easier for them by not making as sudden movements when climbing or turning the chopper.
Keep in mind that during more chaotic weather the flight may experience more turbulence. Also, don’t hesitate to ask the pilot for a front facing seat if it is likely to make your Grand Canyon helicopter tour easier on you.
During the actual flight
It’s helpful to dress appropriately prior to going on your Grand Canyon helicopter tour. You should wear long pants and a light jacket to protect against the wind. It’s also a good idea not to bring along or wear any loose jewellery and to tie long hair back into a ponytail.
Bringing a camera to record some of the amazing sights you’re going to see is a great idea, but you should use one without a viewfinder that’s likely to make your nauseous. A bottle of water and some snacks are also good things to bring along.
If you are still feeling a little uneasy, it’s important to remember that a Grand Canyon helicopter tour is remarkably safe. However, you should always make sure to listen to the safety instructions that the pilot explains to you before taking off.
As you can see, there plenty of things you can do to make your Grand Canyon helicopter tour more comfortable for you.