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Flying high: an airplane ride over the Grand Canyon

Tusayan, AZ, United States
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It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience: an airplane ride over the Grand Canyon. But should you do it? Honestly, it depends on your level of comfort with small aircraft and bumpy rides. On a recent road trip through Utah and Arizona, my family and I knew that we were going to spend a day in the Grand Canyon, and my mother decided to gift us all with a 1-hour long airplane ride over both the North and South rims. My husband though, decided to politely decline the offer, sensing that he would be so nervous and uncomfortable on the flight that he would not be able to enjoy himself. He's fine on normal passenger airplanes, but we flew in a 9-passenger Cessna - and after experiencing the gorgeous but INCREDIBLY turbulent flight, I knew that he made the right decision for himself. That being said, my parents and I had a wonderful time. We ended up being the only three people on the flight and after a quick but thorough safety briefing our captain and co-captain took us on the most breathtaking ride. Headphones narrated our journey from the South Rim to the North Rim (and back again) and the view was one I'll never forget. Again, it was a very bumpy ride, and there were moments were I took notice of the nearest paper bag (but luckily never had to use it!). I probably don't need to do it again, but I'm so glad I took that flight because it was truly an amazing experience.
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Westwind Air Service
Westwind Air Service
Provides affordable and safe 1-hour scenic flights over the Grand Canyon. A fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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by ker_wei


Nice pictures!