"We had the most awesome flight on the 4th of July at the Royal Gorge. Thanks, Will, for making this a memory that we will carry with us for a lifetime!" Woooo Hoooo!
Royal Gorge Helitours has been giving helicopter thrills in the Royal Gorge area since 1989. We are a small, family run business with two pilots, a mechanic and several ground support personnel. Everything is run in house by our personnel; from web site and graphic design to maintenance, we do it all.
Royal Gorge Helitours was started by Mike Pond, who flew his legendary Royal Gorge Helitours for nearly 20 years before retiring. Today, helitours are flown by Will Sanders and Eli Plavney. Pilots Will and Eli have thousands of flight hours in Colorado's mountainous environment. Both pilots specialize in the scenic tour business, but have a background in a wide range of flight missions including search and rescue, airborne law enforcement, aerial photography, survey, VIP transport and passenger transportation.
Maintenance is performed by Don Brosh with Steel City Aviation. Mr. Brosh has worked in aircraft maintenance for over 30 years, including Airlines and General aviation. In addition to maintaining our helicopters, Mr. Brosh owns and operates an aircraft maintenance facility and airplane flight school.
About our Helicopter
The turbine (Jet) powered Robinson R66 is known for is safety record, reliability, speed and excellent power in its class. The R66 and other Robinson helicopters are the world's top selling helicopters. Its simple, innovative design and performance have given it the distinction of holding the number 2 slot in the world's top 10 helicopters. The Robinson R66 is a 5 seat-helicopter, which means every passenger has an excellent window view!