Located in the Scottsdale Airpark in Scottsdale, Arizona, SunState Helicopter Tours LLC offers local valley tours, photo flights, and part 61 flight instruction. SunState was founded by Chris Dobkins and Seth Hallock in 2014 with a vision of providing a unique and memorable way to experience the magnificent Valley of the Sun. In addition, we offer many levels of flight training which targets both junior and senior skill levels. We currently operate a fleet of Robinson helicopters, including one R44 Raven II and one R22 Beta II. Both Chris and Seth are passionate about helicopters and truly love to fly! Our goal is to provide memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime and provide the safest experience for both you and your loved ones.
Chris began his lifelong passion for aviation in 1999 when he took his first rotor wing flight lesson. It wouldn’t take long for him to become hooked and he knew he couldn’t find happiness in any other profession. He soon found himself working for a local flight training academy, taking any opportunity to work near his newfound love. While working for the academy, he would assist in the fleet’s routine maintenance to gain as many hours as he could to fund his own Flight Training. After collecting a copious number of hours flying a variety of flights, he decided to start his own flight school and touring business. He partnered with his long time colleague Seth Hallock and together they founded SunState Helicopter Tours. In his spare time Chris enjoys riding his Harley and spending time at the lake.
Seth grew up in the Midwest and joined the military shortly after graduating high school. After his military service he moved to Arizona, where he attended Grand Canyon State University. Seth graduated with a BS in Business and Marketing. After working many quintessential post-graduate office jobs he decided to pursue a career in aviation. He has a unique love of flying that shows in his expert piloting skills and strong desire to provide the safest most memorable experience possible. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends and has a strong devotion to the outdoors. Any chance to hunt, fish, wakeboard, or work with his rodeo livestock is graciously accepted.