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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by andy1234uk, 22 Feb 2017.
RIP to those who lost their lives in today's crash. Same tour company as the one that went down in 2001(?) apparently, but in terms of the number of flights it's probably a very low percentage.
I'm going there this summer, hopefully, but there was never any way I was going in a helicopter. Going by bus to the South Rim and staying the night, I think.
I did this with my mates a couple of years ago. I looked up Grand Canyon helicopter tour crashes on google a couple of days before we were going on the tour and they company that we were flying with had an accident a few years earlier. I was shitting it for the whole trip. Not keen on helicopters at all, if the engine goes you’re fucked. At least a plane can glide. I do the same when flying, I always watch plane crash investigation a couple of days before I’m flying somewhere.
Booked on with the same firm in late March due to this thread! Hope the other 4 pull through and RIP to the dead.
One thing I would say after going on one of these trips is that do not be cheap! We went cheap for our tour and it wasn't as good as I hear from others and the helicopter was a rickety old thing that probably saw action in 'Nam
They're not mutually exclusive.
Mate of mine is going on one in 3 weeks. Enjoy
I was at the canyon back in November and the whole point of seeing it is watching the colours change as the sun moves, watching the sunset and hiking down one of the trails. I can see why a helicopter trip is quite exciting but you're not really seeing the place at its best.
Depends on how much time people have. I was only in Las Vegas for three days and that was the best way to get to see the Canyon.
Accidents can happen, but I wouldn't let this put people off. It is a very good day, albeit extremely expensive.