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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
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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
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 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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