Las Vegas - Helicopter Flight to Grand Canyon

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  1. Prestwich_Blue

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    The road from Sedona to Flagstaff is a bit like the Snake Pass on steroids. Very scenic but you wouldn't want to be driving it on a wet, windy night.
     
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    I stand to be corrected by any experienced light aircraft or chopper pilots but would imagine that there can be some very tricky aspects and potential problems flying in the vicinity of that Canyon, all kinds of down drafts, ridge lift ect.

    I know someone who flew a Vulcan down it once, but he managed to fly one all the way to Port Stanley and drop a bomb on the runway. Quite a good pilot apparently.

    Again happy to be corrected but if there were 50mph winds around as reported then the helicopter probably had no business being anywhere near.

    Tragic whatever the cause.
     
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    The lead cop says the rescue team couldn't get there by air due to high wind/weather conditions; Does make you wonder if it was safe to do the tour....
     
  4. East Level 2

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    I heard something similar but assumed it was to do with not seeing a suitable landing area.
     
  5. blue b4 the moon

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    Maybe you're correct as the weather hasn't really been mentioned elsewhere.
     

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