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Saguaro National Park Flying Tour

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Saguaro National Park Flying Tour

81 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
plane ride

Saguaro National Park Flying Tour

plane ride

Saguaro National Park Flying Tour

81 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

On this unique, adventurous experience you will get a a birds eye view of Saguaro National Park that puts into perspective the scale and beauty of this top Tucson attraction. What would take a full day to see in a car, we will squeeze into an action packed 40 minute flight. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west and we will seek out some of the oldest (150-200 years) and largest (40-60ft tall) of these majestic cacti during our tour. One of the benefits of visiting the park by air is we have no negative ecological impact. The sensitive eco-system is able to grow and evolve as if we were never there. Upon meeting I will escort you to our trusty steed, a vintage Cessna Bush-plane straight out of Alaska. The airplane we will be using is one of the greatest tools for exploring the backcountry and you are guaranteed a flight you will never forget. After a quick safety briefing we will get in the plane, buckle up, and begin our adventure. Half of the flight will be up high with expansive views, and the other half will be "low and slow" where you will feel like we are in a flying car. With four seats there is room for the pilot and three passengers each flight. We fly in the mornings and evenings and the times reserved for the bookings are approximate due to weather and scheduling. Full moon night flights are also available by special request.

Your host

Learn more about Neil

Neil

Hi, my name is Neil! I'm a commercial pilot, skydiving and paragliding instructor, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. I love being in the air! I've flown sea-planes in Alaska, jumped wingsuits off the Eiger in Switzerland, and paraglided from the sea cliffs in Santorini, Greece. I also have a bachelors degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. You might say I'm more comfortable being airborne then on the ground! I love sharing this experience with new people. My passion for flying is contagious and I look forward to taking you up on a memorable flight very soon.

About the organisation

Jump For Joy

Your flight directly supports a local 501c3 non-profit called Jump For Joy. J4J combines inspiration with education by hosting unforgettable school assemblies. Our mission is to help young people live the best possible version of their lives. Highly skilled skydivers parachute onto school playgrounds and talk to the students about the value of creativity and finding their passions.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Jump For Joy.

What's included

Equipment
I have aviation headsets for all passengers so your ears are protected and you can hear the airplanes talking to each other.

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Where you'll be

The primary focus will be exploring Saguaro National Park but we are also able to visit other attractions by special request as long as they are within 25 miles of the Marana Airport.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests of all ages can attend. The aircraft has four seats so there is room for three passengers (depending on weight) at a time in addition to the pilot. If your group has more then three individuals then we will make multiple flights.

What to bring

Season Appropriate Clothing

More tips

Due to the weather needed for a flight, after I receive notification of a booking I will do my best to evaluate our options and get back to you in a timely manner. Some flexibility may be needed.

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Saguaro National Park Flying Tour
81 reviews
£123/person
81 reviews
£123/person