Flying M Air will be offering short helicopter rides on September 8 in honor of Farmer Consumer Awareness Day and the Quincy Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. We’ll be offering rides most of the day on the following schedule:
6:30 AM to 9:00 AM Quincy Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival
Twin Firs Turf Farm
See the sunrise balloon launches from a helicopter! Free admission to the balloon launch. 8-10 minute helicopter rides $35/person; see the patchwork of Quincy’s farmland from the air!
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Beaumont Cellars Winery
Come for a wine tasting and watch the helicopter come and go from the comfortable shade of Pete Beaumont’s crush pad, nestled among cherry, apple, and pear trees. 10-12 minute helicopter rides $50/person; see Crescent Bar and Quincy Lakes from the air!
4:30 PM to 9:00 AM Quincy Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival
Twin Firs Turf Farm
Start this great evening event with a helicopter ride! Event fee covers balloon launch, music, fireworks, and more. 8-10 minute helicopter rides $35/person; see the patchwork of Quincy’s farmland from the air!
This offer expires at 6:00pm on Saturday September 8th, 2012.
Wine-tasting tours will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, weather permitting. All tours will originate at one of the participating wineries or at Wenatchee Pangborn Airport. Flights follow scenic routes, mostly along the Columbia River and land on winery property.
Tour pricing varies depending on starting point and wineries visited, with the lowest-priced wine-tasting tour operating between Beaumont Cellars and Cave B for $95/person. There is a 2-person minimum per flight. Passengers can spend up to one hour on the ground at each winery for tasting. Short scenic flights may be available for part of the season on weekends from Beaumont Cellars or Martin-Scott Winery for $50/person.
Gift certificates are available in dollar amounts that can be applied to any of our wine-tasting or scenic tours. Call us at 928-231-0196 for more information or to purchase a gift certificate.
And if you’re looking for the adventure vacation of a lifetime, consider joining us for our annual flight from Arizona to Washington. We’ve got room on board for two people and limited luggage. You pick the route and take up to three days to make the trip. Get on our mailing list to learn more as soon as details are available.
Flying M Air is pleased to announce the creation of a Promotional Videos page on its Web site. Part of the site’s Info area, this page will offer downloadable links to all of Flying M Air’s promotional videos.
Right now, only one video is online: Exploring Sedona with Flying M Air. The 30-second spot showcases photographs from our Sedona Tour or Day Trip with a fast-paced music backdrop. A low-resolution (432 x 240 pixel) version of the video is embedded in the page, but there are also links to a high resolution (864 x 480 pixel version, as well as the low resolution video on YouTube. There’s even a link you can use to “tweet” the YouTube version to your Twitter friends.
We’re in the process of creating videos for all of our tours, day trips, excursions, and other services. Check in often to see what’s new.
Flying M Air is extremely pleased to learn that we’ve been mentioned in the August 2009 issue of Arizona Highways as the “Best Way to See Arizona in a Week.” We’re one of 100 “Best Of” places and organizations listed in this issue of Arizona’s premiere travel magazine.
The magazine’s write-up can be found on page 29 and is reproduced here for reference. Although it’s correct in mentioning that we travel from point to point by helicopter and stay in some great lodging, the price also includes at least one tour at each destination. We can make dining arrangements and recommendations, but we don’t cover the cost of meals.
Flying M Air is certificated for flights in any of the 48 contiguous United States. Although we are most familiar with Arizona, we have flown extensively in Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. But we’re ready and willing to push our own borders to take you just about anywhere you want to go in the lower 48 U.S. states.
Our aircraft cruises at roughly 100 miles per hour and we can cover distances in 1/3 to 1/2 the amount of time it takes to drive the same distances. That means you can go farther faster. But we offer something else you can’t get from a car: a view that simply can’t be beat.
Unlike airplanes, we fly only 500-1000 feet over the ground. That means you’ll get to actually see the places you fly over. No matter how familiar a place is to you from the ground, seeing it from the air will give you a whole new perspective you’ve never imagined.
From overnight flights to two-week adventures, Flying M Air can make your dream trip a reality.
We’re extremely pleased to announce that Flying M Air’s Southwest Circle Helicopter Adventure is featured in the May 2009 issue of Arizona Highways magazine. This world-renowed publication, which sets a high standard for scenic photography in Arizona, published a 10-page article about our excursion by Keridwen Cornelius, illustrated with aerial photos by Adriel Heisey.
Use these links to learn more about this excursion:
Flying M Air is pleased to announce that it is among 20 helicopter operators chosen for inclusion in Jon Davison’s upcoming coffee table book, Robbie: The Robinson Helicopter Experience. The book includes a narrative and several photographs taken on our Southwest Circle Helicopter Adventure, as well as other photos taken in and around the Phoenix and Wickenburg areas.
To learn more about the book, see sample pages and photos, and order your copy, visit the Robbie Web site.
Please pardon our appearance as we rebuild this site to reflect new information for our move from our old base in Phoenix, AZ to the Wenatchee area of Washington State. Some links may be broken while we restructure the site. In addition, many photos on the site still represent our old base of operations in Arizona; we hope to get those all replaced soon.