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SAFETY is #1

SunState Helicopter Tours has some of the most experienced helicopter pilots in the industry and we offer some of the most amazing Phoenix helicopter tours you will find! We are an FAA certified air carrier with a FAR 91.147 Letter of Authorization and maintain our helicopters to the most exacting standards. We are proud of our perfect safety record, and our customers love that too!

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SunState Helicopter Tours in Scottsdale offers you the convenience of online booking and many options to customize any flight to suit your needs. If you have any questions or special requests, our service team can handle just about anything you need!

Meet Our Head Pilot - Chris Dobkins

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.

Arizona Helicopter Tours of Scottsdale & Phoenix

Located in the Scottsdale Airpark in Scottsdale, Arizona, SunState Helicopter Tours LLC offers local valley tours, helicopter photo flights, and part 61 flight instruction as well as a host of other helicopter services. We provide VIP transportation, aerial survey services, 360-degree aerial tours, wedding services, hangar rentals, special event support, photography & videography services and just about anything you can imagine!

SunState was founded by Chris Dobkins in 2014 with a vision of providing a unique and memorable way to experience the magnificent Valley of the Sun. In addition to our tour flights and services, we offer many levels of flight training which targets both junior and senior skill levels. We currently operate the R44 Raven II. Chris (a 21-year veteran pilot) is passionate about helicopters and truly loves 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. And to this day, we maintain our perfect safety record.


SunState Helicopter Tours
5.0
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Madison Ratliff
Madison Ratliff
13:30 01 May 21
My wife, 4 year old son and I took a sunset tour with Chris. The helicopter is immaculately clean inside and out. Chris makes you feel like you are his #1 priority from start to finish, including the booking process, and his communication is direct and concise. He was great in the safety briefing with our son and then again once we were in the helicopter. Our son was up front and Chris made his entire trip while he was up there. Chris took his time in our tour, showed us the amazing sites of Phoenix and Scottsdale area through the air and answered all of our questions about the area.read more
Bridgette Breault
Bridgette Breault
15:45 18 Apr 21
I surprised my aviation obsessed son with a helicopter tour that checks off the first thing of our summer bucket list! He loved it and I couldn’t stop smiling! Chris was fun and knowledgeable of the area. I would fly every say if I could! Worth every penny. Terrific outing! Beautiful weather, scenery, clean heli, and memories that will last forever.read more
Kielan Dietrich
Kielan Dietrich
19:55 30 Mar 21
Chris was our pilot today. INCREDIBLE experience!! Smooth take-off, landing and everything in between. He was easy to talk to and had a very welcoming personality. Would recommend to anyone!!! We will definitely be coming back. Would post pictures of today but can’t figure out how lolread more
Elizabeth Valderaz
Elizabeth Valderaz
13:41 25 Mar 21
Chris was AWESOME & the helicopter ride was even better!! From the beginning Chris was very welcoming & easy going.The helicopter ride was amazing and Chris was very knowledgeable about the area. He was able to recommend hikes for us to go on and areas for us to visit, since we aren’t from Arizona.One thing we appreciated was how clean the helicopter was inside. There was a couple who went on a ride before us and Chris made sure to wipe down the inside of the helicopter and all headsets that were used with Lysol wipes. Thanks for doing your part to stop the spread of germs!read more
mrswortley
mrswortley
22:53 09 Mar 21
I went up with my two boys (6 and 9.) We had an amazing experience! The view was awesome and Chris did an awesome job explaining everything, making us feel safe and comfortable, and telling us about the sights. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to make some amazing memories!read more
Chris Combs
Chris Combs
17:31 02 Mar 21
My girlfriend and I had an awesome sunset flight with Chris. Friendly, professional, and well worth it. Highly recommend everyone go on one of these flights. Seeing the Valley from the sky is whole new amazing experience.read more
Da Bears
Da Bears
21:00 27 Feb 21
We got a helicopter ride as a gift! BEST ride ever! It was our first time and Chris made us feel safe, and comfortable. Chris is the best pilot you could have. Very professional! So much fun! I would definitely recommend it! Thanks Chris for the ride.read more
Robert Moses
Robert Moses
02:02 21 Feb 21
Took the wife and I on the paradise Valley 20 min tour. Worth the money. We wanted a sunset flight and were a bit early he stayed in the air a little extra time so we could catch it. We will definitly be going again!!! Thanks Chris for an awesome flight!read more
Juan Rosales
Juan Rosales
04:25 17 Feb 21
This was my girlfriend and I first helicopter ride and it was honestly one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. Chris is a great pilot. He made sure we felt safe and comfortable the whole ride. Gave us some good information throughout the trip. We did an evening ride, and I highly recommend it! The sunset is beautiful!read more
Shawna Kapu
Shawna Kapu
19:54 12 Feb 21
We were treated to a Helicopter tour from our son’s for my Husbands birthday! And not only did we have a great time! We were also greeted with a warm hospitality from Chris the owner and operator of the company, I highly recommend anyone wanting to take a tour by air! Call SunState Helicopter Toursread more
Melanie Taylor
Melanie Taylor
15:45 07 Feb 21
Took the desert lakes tour a couple weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing! The area is stunning, Chris was friendly and personable and a great pilot, and we lucked out getting to see it right after an unusually big snow and Chris even flew us around a little longer than our tour time to take it all in. SunState’s website provided tons of helpful information, the booking process was easy, and Chris was very responsive to my questions. Chris was also really nice and flexible about changing my trip date more than once, as I had some bad luck with weather during my trip and really wanted to have a clear, sunny day for the ride. I highly recommend taking a trip with SunState.read more
Gretchen Lirio
Gretchen Lirio
22:13 02 Jan 21
We booked a “city lights” tour on January 1st to ring in the new year with our pilot Chris. It was my first time on a helicopter so I want sure what to expect. My partner is really nervous and scared of heights. Chris makes you feel comfortable and the helicopter felt very safe and clean. In the 30 minute ride we got to see pretty much everything. We took off right after sunset to catch the last glimpse of sun over the horizon. It was super cool seeing the city lights as soon as it got dark. Truly a beautiful and unforgettable experience!read more
joshua shortridge
joshua shortridge
20:20 02 Jan 21
Chris was very pleasant and professional. It was my first time in a helicopter and he made the best of it. I had a wonderful experience and as a NAVY vet I really recommend him and his company!Amazing time in the skies 🚁read more
Hdracy
Hdracy
22:57 21 Nov 20
Wow this was a great flight, being from Arizona and never seeing any of these places before was mind blowing. The pilot was great and treated our group like we where his co pilot. I definitely recommend this for couples. I can’t wait to come back.read more
Jennifer Porter
Jennifer Porter
02:05 12 Nov 20
I took my 2 kids on their first helicopter ride today and it was amazing! Chris was great and we can’t wait to do this again someday!read more
Diego Vigil
Diego Vigil
18:38 31 Oct 20
Amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend. Very clean helicopter and hanger. Pilot was very professional and super nice.
Garrison Jelley
Garrison Jelley
18:42 06 Oct 20
Absolutely amazing experience!! We did the Paradise Valley 20 min ride and it did not disappoint! Chris was so nice and relaxed and he was a great pilot! We had great views and it was an amazing first helicopter experience. I would recommend this tour to everyone! He gives you plenty of time to take pics before and after and you’re able to get some good shots during when you’re in the air. I can’t wait to schedule our next ride!read more
Will Koenig
Will Koenig
23:42 11 Jul 20
Had a great time with Sunstate. I knew the fly itself was bound to be good, but having an awesome pilot will make the experience that much better. Chris is really friendly and will give you the best sights during your flight. My lady and I did the Paradise Valley/Scottsdale tour to try it out and can’t wait to get back for one of the other tours. Highly recommend! Thanks for the great experience Chris!read more
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