The Papillon Group offering limited helicopter seats for this Sunday’s Big Game




Need a ride for Sunday’s Big Game? A few seats remain for The Papillon Group’s privatized helicopter experience. The Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patriots this Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. and there is a small window of opportunity to book this incredible ride to the biggest game of the year.

From nearly anywhere in the Scottsdale area, Papillon will pick up guests via private Pink Jeep Tours’ luxury vehicles, the ultimate in adventure ground transportation. From there, groups will be whisked to the Scottsdale Airport where an EC130 helicopter will be waiting to begin the 15-minute flight to the Glendale Airport, which is located in close proximity to the stadium. Once the helicopter touches down, Pink Jeep’s first-class vehicles will take guests directly to the main event where they can begin their game day experience. Once the game is over, Pink Jeep Tour Trekkers and Mercedes-Benz Sprinters will be waiting to return guests back to their hotel.

Considered the premier helicopter in the tour industry today, the EC130 features forward-facing, theater-style seating along with large, oversized windows that allow for unobstructed views of the Valley of the Sun and the surrounding Sonoran Desert.

The price starts at $599 per person with typically six passengers per helicopter. For more information and to make a reservation, visit or call (702) 835-8477 or email

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is the world’s largest and longest running “flightseeing” company with 3,500 passengers served daily, narration in 16 languages and nearly 70 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. Family owned and operated, its brands include Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines, Scenic Airlines and Grand Canyon Coaches. Papillon is also one of the few companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon, including the South and West rims, home to the world-famous Skywalk, in addition to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam and Page, Ariz. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover Grand Canyon’s great wilderness and scenic attractions. For more information, go to or find on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Photos: Seattle Seahawks Celebrate at Hakkasan Nightclub and Jason Statham Parties with Calvin Harris – Friday, Feb. 7

Last night, (Friday, Feb. 7) the Seattle Seahawks took over the main room of Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub to celebrate their big win. The Super Bowl champions made their way into the club around 11:30 p.m. and were immediately in celebration mode as their logo took over the floor-to-ceiling LED screens and flashed a congratulations message for all to see.  The festivities didn’t stop there as the guys were treated to an extensive VIP experience on the main stage and were presented with a stunning five-tier trophy inspired cake that brought the whole venue to cheers. Filled with excitement, the Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice held the cake high above his head for all to see and the energy of the nightspot erupted.  As the party continued, some of the team members made their way down to the Ling Ling Club  to enjoy hits played by DJ Gusto while others enjoyed their evening in the main room and partied into the early hours of the morning with their fans.  Also spotted in the crowd last night was actor Jason Statham (sans girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whitely).  Joining pal and Hakkasan resident Calvin Harris for his DJ set, Statham spent the night drinking a few beers and dancing in the DJ booth. The action star seemed to be in great spirits, even accommodating fans who asked him to pose for photos. Earlier in the evening, the Transporter star joined Harris as they dined at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant. Statham along with Harris’ entourage indulged in savory items including the Jasmine tea smoked beef short ribs, Mongolian- style beef tenderloin, and one of Hakkasan’s most popular dishes, the Stir-fry black pepper beef ribeye with merlot. Sipping Lychee Martinis, the group fully enjoyed their time as they laughed with one another before heading up to the nightclub.

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Photo credit: Al Powers