Local Business Spotlight: Volare Helicopters

Get a bird’s eye view of greater Tucson with Volare Helicopter Tours.

|By Christian Wlach

|Video by Kristen Brockel, Christian Wlach, and Brielle Farmer

Tasha and Tyler Sturges opened Volare in September of 2017 as a new way to explore greater Tucson. Tour flights take off from the airport in Marana, AZ.

One of the reasons the Sacramento couple chose to open their business in Marana, was the year-round weather southern Arizona offers up for flying. Plus, Marana’s airport isn’t as busy as Tucson International Airport. Not to mention the location has excellent proximity to their family—Tyler’s parents live in San Diego and Tasha’s recently moved to Phoenix. 

The Sturges’ bought a home in the area, and almost instantly fell in love with the region.

If you’re looking to try something new, a helicopter tour is a perfect way to check out Tucson from a different perspective. And if you’re looking to score bonus points—a.k.a kisses—on a romantic date, nothing beats the sunset backdrop.

Volare offers up six different flight packages for the Tucson area:

·      Gates Pass: 20-minute flight

·      Downtown Tucson: 25-minute flight

·      Catalina Foothills: 30-minute flight

·      Mount Lemmon: 35-minute flight

·      The Boneyard: 40-minute flight

·      The Ultimate: 55-minute flight (a taste of all of the destinations listed above)

If you’re vacationing in Mexico, Volare has recently started offering three Mexican tours. For more tour or flight training information, visit VolareHelicopters.com.