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SunState Helicopter Tours

Located in the Scottsdale Airpark in Scottsdale, Arizona, SunState Helicopter Tours LLC offers local valley tours, photo flights, and part 61 flight instruction. SunState was founded by Chris Dobkins and Seth Hallock in 2014 with a vision of providing a unique and memorable way to experience the magnificent Valley of the Sun. In addition, we offer many levels of flight training which targets both junior and senior skill levels. We currently operate a fleet of Robinson helicopters, including one R44 Raven II and one R22 Beta II. Both Chris and Seth are passionate about helicopters and truly love to fly! Our goal is to provide memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime and provide the safest experience for both you and your loved ones.
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Open today until 9:00 PM

Our Services

PARADISE VALLEY TOUR - 1 SEAT
Fly over north Phoenix and off to Squaw Peak, then to the famous Camelback Mountain to see Paradise Valley’s most impressive homes and lush green golf courses. Duration: 18-20 minutes
PARADISE VALLEY TOUR - 2 SEATS
Fly over north Phoenix and off to Squaw Peak, then to the famous Camelback Mountain to see Paradise Valley’s most impressive homes and lush green golf courses. Duration: 18-20 minutes
PARADISE VALLEY TOUR - 3 SEATS. 550 lbs Combined weight.
Fly over north Phoenix and off to Squaw Peak, then to the famous Camelback Mountain to see Paradise Valley’s most impressive homes and lush green golf courses. Duration: 18-20 minutes
FOUNTAIN HILLS - 1 SEAT
With this tour, you receive all of the benefits of the entire Paradise Valley tour, but that is just the beginning of your adventure. You’ll then fly over the beautiful McDowell Mountains to the community of Fountain Hills, home to one of the world’s tallest man-made geysers. Though you’ll be hundreds of feet in the air, the fountain’s spray seems to almost splash the skids of the helicopter as you soar safely overhead. Just when you think you’ve seen all the beauty Fountain Hills has to offer, we are off to the breathtaking views of the Marcus Landslide. This tour offers the perfect combination of tranquil desert views, city exploration, and exquisite architecture.
FOUNTAIN HILLS - 2 SEATS
With this tour, you receive all of the benefits of the entire Paradise Valley tour, but that is just the beginning of your adventure. You’ll then fly over the beautiful McDowell Mountains to the community of Fountain Hills, home to one of the world’s tallest man-made geysers. Though you’ll be hundreds of feet in the air, the fountain’s spray seems to almost splash the skids of the helicopter as you soar safely overhead. Just when you think you’ve seen all the beauty Fountain Hills has to offer, we are off to the breathtaking views of the Marcus Landslide. This tour offers the perfect combination of tranquil desert views, city exploration, and exquisite architecture.
FOUNTAIN HILLS - 3 SEATS. 550 lbs Combined weight.
With this tour, you receive all of the benefits of the entire Paradise Valley tour, but that is just the beginning of your adventure. You’ll then fly over the beautiful McDowell Mountains to the community of Fountain Hills, home to one of the world’s tallest man-made geysers. Though you’ll be hundreds of feet in the air, the fountain’s spray seems to almost splash the skids of the helicopter as you soar safely overhead. Just when you think you’ve seen all the beauty Fountain Hills has to offer, we are off to the breathtaking views of the Marcus Landslide. This tour offers the perfect combination of tranquil desert views, city exploration, and exquisite architecture. FOUNTAIN ACTIVATION TIMES ARE EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR, FOR 15 MINUTES. ARRIVAL TIME: 30 PAST THE HOUR TAKEOFF TIME: 45 PAST THE HOUR THIS IS TO ENSURE YOUR TOUR COINCIDES WITH THE ACTIVATION OF THE FOUNTAIN
DESERT LAKES - 1 SEAT
Get outside the city to explore the wonders of the surrounding desert mountain landscapes – including Red Mountain, the Superstition Mountains, Weaver’s Needle, Salt River Canyon, Four Peaks, and the McDowell Mountains. On this tour, you will see the majestic wild horses of Arizona and some of the most beautiful lakes Phoenix has to offer: Saguaro and Canyon Lake. On our trip home we’ll soar by the breathtaking Marcus Landslide and see the Fountain Hills Geyser from afar. This is an excellent tour for the naturalist! Explore Carefree and Cave Creek from a bird’s eye view! Duration: 40-45 minutes
DESERT LAKES - 2 SEATS
Get outside the city to explore the wonders of the surrounding desert mountain landscapes – including Red Mountain, the Superstition Mountains, Weaver’s Needle, Salt River Canyon, Four Peaks, and the McDowell Mountains. On this tour, you will see the majestic wild horses of Arizona and some of the most beautiful lakes Phoenix has to offer: Saguaro and Canyon Lake. On our trip home we’ll soar by the breathtaking Marcus Landslide and see the Fountain Hills Geyser from afar. This is an excellent tour for the naturalist! Explore Carefree and Cave Creek from a bird’s eye view! Duration: 40-45 minutes
DESERT LAKES - 3 SEATS. 550 lbs Combined weight.
Get outside the city to explore the wonders of the surrounding desert mountain landscapes – including Red Mountain, the Superstition Mountains, Weaver’s Needle, Salt River Canyon, Four Peaks, and the McDowell Mountains. On this tour, you will see the majestic wild horses of Arizona and some of the most beautiful lakes Phoenix has to offer: Saguaro and Canyon Lake. On our trip home we’ll soar by the breathtaking Marcus Landslide and see the Fountain Hills Geyser from afar. This is an excellent tour for the naturalist! Explore Carefree and Cave Creek from a bird’s eye view! Duration: 40-45 minutes
CITY LIGHTS/ DATE NIGHT - 2 PASSENGERS
Grab your sweetheart and snuggle up in our back seat – just remember that seatbelts must be worn at all times! This is the perfect romantic date night for any occasion. Wow that special someone with spectacular aerial views of the sparkling city lights. Duration: 30 minutes.
SUNRISE/ SUNSET TOUR - 2 PASSENGERS
Arizona is legendary for the stunning colors of the sun as it rises and sets over the desert sky. Now you can capture the “magic hour” with a unique view from above. Whether you are looking for a romantic experience or a great photographic opportunity, this is the flight for you. Departure times vary based on time of year. Duration: 30 minutes.
CUSTOM CHARTERS - 3 Person. 550 lbs Combined weight.
We offer private charter rates if you would like to utilize the helicopter by the hour. The rate is not affected by the number of people, so fill up the flight! Create your own private, personalized tour, or ask one of our seasoned pilots for suggestions on where to go. We also provide aerial land surveys and photo flights. Let us know how we can assist you. 1-hour minimum.
Photo Flight. 30 Minute Minimum.
Photo Flight 30 Minute Minimum.

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Chris D.
Chris began his lifelong passion for aviation in 1999 when he took his first rotor wing flight lesson. It wouldn’t take long for him to become hooked and he knew he couldn’t find happiness in any other profession.