UberChopper Offers Helicopter Rides in Vegas

UberCHOPPER in Las Vegas Screenshot

About a year ago, car service giant Uber began offering on-demand helicopter rides occasionally at certain locations around the country. This week the service, named UberChopper, is available in Las Vegas as part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) through local helicopter operator Maverick Helicopters.

You may imagine yourself traveling on an UberChopper from casino rooftop to casino rooftop. However, unlike the car service Uber offers, UberChopper won't pick you up in the actual helicopter. After you schedule your flight, an Uber driver will come to your location, pick you up and take you to Maverick's Las Vegas strip terminal at the McCarran International Airport.

You will then get a scenic night flight over the Las Vegas strip at the reduced price of $99. The helicopters seat up to seven people and UberChopper rides are offered between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. from January 6 through 9. To book a ride, simply select the Chopper option on the app.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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