50th Anniversary Press

papillon celebrating 50 years

50th Anniversary Celebration!

August 19, 2015

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is one of the world’s largest “flightseeing” companies.

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A Golden Jubilee

June 11, 2015

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 family with new golden helicopter

New Golden Helicopter!

May 16, 2015

Papillon Group, the world’s largest helicopter tour operator, which operates at the Grand Canyon, marked its golden anniversary, by introducing a new helicopter.

halvorson family celebrating papillon 50 years

50th Anniversary Helicopter

April 16, 2015

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.

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Fly In A Golden Helicopter

April 8, 2015

Papillon Group, the tour company that flies from Las Vegas to locations such as the Grand Canyon, goes golden with one of its choppers.

rafting hoover dam tour

Family In Flight

February 23, 2015

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.