Southern Nevada is a sightseer's wonderland. And sometimes the only way to get it all in is to wing it.
Las Vegas air tours take off every day for the Grand Canyon, the Strip, Lake Mead and the beautiful Hoover Dam
, all moments away by air. more...The Grand Canyon, as you may suspect, is truly breathtaking from the air. It's one of those rare places in the world that can be accurately described as "majestic." Most plane tours will fly you over Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere, and Hoover Dam before heading out for the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.But Las Vegas plane rides aren't always so passive and serene. Sky Combat Ace promises what it calls "the ultimate thrill adventure," and we believe it. Billed as one of the most realistic aerial combat experiences available to the general public, the experience includes up to 60 minutes of flying, a "fighter pilot" briefing on basic fighter maneuvers and low-level formation flying, all with photos and video taken throughout the experience. Afterward, it's beer call with actual fighter pilots at the complimentary bar. "Goose" and "Maverick," apparently, pick up the tab.One of the most beautiful parts of any flight is the return. When you see Las Vegas from the air, you never forget it. And that suits us just fine.