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The Aviation Enthusiasts’ Guide to Las Vegas

When not perusing the floor among Heli-Expo exhibitors, check out these aviation-inspired digs.

Helicopter and Food Tours

Maverick Helicopters has partnered with Lip Smacking Foodie Tour to offer helicopter tours of the city and a unique dining experience. Passengers will visit up to five area restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. Each restaurant provides three to four signature dishes and a guided walking tour between stops. The tour starts at 6 p.m. at the Aria Resort & Casino.

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SlotZilla Zipline

If you’re not in the mood to actually get in an aircraft, how about getting some height by soaring through the ceiling of Fremont Street via zipline and then heading over to the for some adult slushies? SlotZilla Zoomline wizzes you through 850 feet of the semi-enclosed Fremont Street Experience.

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Sunshine and Tailwinds Café

This quaint eatery is located by the North Las Vegas Airport. The full-service restaurant has direct access to the airport’s outdoor observation deck that patrons can view from within the restaurant. The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information, check out its Facebook page.

The Landings Restaurant and Bar

Hop on over to the other side of town at the Henderson Executive Airport for another restaurant overlooking the runway strip.

For more information, check out its Facebook page.


For something a little more upscale and over at yet another airport in the area, Panevino offers floor-to-ceiling glass windows for views directly of the runway of McCarran International Airport.

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You won’t find any aviation-related props here, but the name certain deserves credit. This cocktail bar and lounge inside the Luxor opens at 5 p.m.

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Insider Tip

Order an Aviation Cocktail. Most bars will prepare the drink with a paper plane as a garnish. The cocktail includes maraschino liqueur and dry gin. RWI