After our visit to Sabino Canyon it was time to head back to Ryan Field, with the most direct route back across Tucson.
We popped out of the mountains above Saguaro National Park, in the foreground, with the city spread out beyond.
The Arizona National Golf Club is at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The well watered fairways and greens stand out in this desert landscape.
The foothills have small ridges running along them, with the houses all set up on top of them.
The larger washes in the valley were running with water.
The older single story homes in the city tend to have flat roofs, which can easily be seen as they are white.
From this view you can see that the distance from the University of Arizona campus in the foreground to Davis Monthan Air Force base in the background is not that great.
The smaller two story building in the lower center of this view is the historic train station.
Our final shot of the helicopter tour is a close up of downtown Tucson.
Tyler and the others at Volare Helicopters are a great organization, and provide a truly exceptional experience.