Preparing for a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Grand Canyon helicopter tours are a brilliant way to see the amazing views of the Grand Canyon from up above. While the views you can witness standing on the ground will take your breath away, imagine being able to see the entire canyon from up in the air. But before you take that helicopter tour, there are a few things you should do to prepare for and be aware of ahead of time. Here are just a few things to know before your helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon.

Dress appropriately

No matter what time of the year it is when you take your helicopter tour, you’ll want to dress appropriately for the ride itself. Bring a lightweight jacket in case you get cold and make sure to wear boots or tennis shoes as opposed to flip flops or sandals, as they can come off of your feet too easily while in the air.

Secure loose items or leave them behind

If you have long hair, be sure you pull it back into a ponytail and make sure the hairband you use will not fall out of your hair. Avoid wearing necklaces, bracelets or any other accessories that could easily fly off in the wind. These items could pose a danger risk if they were to fly off and get caught in the rotor blades, which could cause an accident.

Find out what you can bring

Talk with the helicopter tour guide to find out what kinds of things you are allowed to take on the tour with you, such as cameras, cell phones and binoculars. Chances are, those types of things will be allowed on your tour, just as long as they are securely attached to your body with a wrist strap.

What to do on the Tour

Make sure your seatbelt is securely fastened and don’t forget to wear some kind of eye protection, such as sunglasses or protective goggles to protect your eyes from dust and wind. Wear a noise canceling headset to keep your ears protected.
Always listen to the pilot’s instructions, as it’s his or her job to make sure you remain safe while entering and exiting the helicopter. Your pilot will instruct you as to the safe places to walk when you’re near the helicopter, ensuring that you don’t get hurt.
Taking Grand Canyon helicopter tours can provide plenty of fun, excitement and entertainment. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the canyon in a brand new way and experience all of the beauty it provides.