Flying over Tahoe and Desolation

Flying with Reno Tahoe Helicopter Tour out of Lake Tahoe Airport provides for incredible scenery, more than 30 lakes — some still frozen this time of year — and views that are absolutely stunning.

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  1. Mansoor Alyeshmerni says - Posted: April 27, 2013

    This should be part of every visitor’s experience

  2. Jim Hildinger says - Posted: April 27, 2013

    Helicopter touring should be banned in the Tahoe Basin. Consider this: You are sitting on the Baldwin Beach and twice every thirty minutes, all day long, that infernal machine reminds you of Korea and Viet Nam as it flies right over the Tahoe Keys and almost every beach on the south shore – and you thought you came here to get away from urban noise.

  3. Irish Wahini says - Posted: April 27, 2013

    I agree with Jim — Helicopter noise is counter to the “natural” experiences we hope to enjoy at Tahoe. Every time those helicopters lift out from the airport over my neighborhood, I wonder when it will stop! The noise is disturbing to humans and animals as well….

  4. Dogula says - Posted: April 27, 2013

    Hey Mr. Hildinger~how about the infernal noise and the dust from your trucks going up and down the trail to Angora Lake every day while the rest of us are walking up and down?
    Why is SOME modern transport okay and some not? Why is it different if it affects YOU?

  5. thing fish says - Posted: April 27, 2013

    Why do you ask questions when you aren’t interested in the answers?

  6. Know Bears says - Posted: April 27, 2013

    The noise from these helicopter tours is awful, and it affects a huge area. I recognize the need for revenue generated through the airport, so how about gliders instead? The planes that launch the gliders aren’t nearly as loud, and the ride has got to be more comfortable than the vibration of a helicopter!

  7. Careaboutthecommunity says - Posted: April 27, 2013

    Helicopters for medical and rescue use only, I thought that was the policy?

  8. Dogula says - Posted: April 28, 2013

    I’m sorry if my point wasn’t understood.
    I have nothing against Mr. Hildinger’s trucks on the dirt road. I love the fact that I can get an ICE COLD fresh lemonade up there while I sit by the lake. Those trucks are the best way to get supplies & gear up there. Mr. Hildinger has a business to run.
    But so does the owner of the helicopter company. Both businesses cater to visitors to Lake Tahoe. Both serve a valid need. There are a lot of people who could never see what those copters allow them to experience, for a relatively reasonable price. We can’t all hike, bike, swim, or boat. And they’re also pretty darned quiet, and they fly a lot higher and less obtrusively than some military aircraft have been known to do. . . remember?
    The point I was trying to make was that all of us here have some “footprint” as we try to survive in this beautiful tourist town. Why condemn somebody else’s business just because yours has been here longer. Everybody moved here from somewhere else, at some point.

  9. LilPeter says - Posted: April 28, 2013

    Everybody understood your points dog just that not every person understands that making a profit is the most important thing in life and quit trying to regulate a lawabiding capitalist for some environment hippies.