Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is one of the world’s largest “flightseeing” companies.
On a typical day, hundreds of people from around the world pass through Papillon Group’s “Aerocenter” in Boulder City, Nev., on their way to the experience of a lifetime.
Papillon Group, the world’s largest helicopter tour operator, which operates at the Grand Canyon, marked its golden anniversary, by introducing a new helicopter.
Papillon’s 54 Grand Canyon touring helicopters all are numbered starting from one so that staff can track them. Except “50” was reserved. Until Thursday.
Papillon Group, the tour company that flies from Las Vegas to locations such as the Grand Canyon, goes golden with one of its choppers.
When Elling Halvorson created The Papillon Group, a Grand Canyon helicopter tour company, he never imagined 50 years later it would turn to a family affair.