Bailey Hats

18 Apr 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1644153-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1644153-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1644153-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1644153-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ A helicopter flies over the Gunship Helicopters site in Sandy Valley, south of Las Vegas. (Gunship Helicopters) A helicopter flies over the Gunship Helicopters site in Sandy Valley, south of Las Vegas. (Gunship Helicopters) Gunship Helicopters site in Sandy Valley, south of Las Vegas. (Gunship Helicopters) Gunship Helicopters site in Sandy Valley, south of Las Vegas. (Gunship Helicopters) Adventure tourism — anything that involves exploration, travel or a certain degree of risk — is a fast-growing market. According to a 2018 report from Allied Market Research, the global adventure tourism market was valued at $445 trillion in 2016, and is projected to reach $1.3 quadrillion in four years. That’s good news for Bob Fahnestock and his partner Randy Saenz, co-owners of Gunship Helicopters in Sandy Valley. The unique attraction lets guests shoot fully automatic machine guns while flying in a helicopter. “Our focus is offering these items not offered anywhere else.” Fahnestock said. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did you get the idea to build this company? Fahnestock: I always thought it’d be an interesting thing to do here in Vegas. It was a long, hard road — one of the most difficult things we ever encountered. It’s something that’s unique to Vegas and unique to Gunship. It took at least a couple years to get the aircraft, acquire the property, acquiring the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) permits for the weapons. What have you learned as business owners so far? Fahnestock: It’s been a long lesson in learning the marketing aspect of Vegas because there’s so many people competing for the same dollar. Once you can establish your brand and get unique packages out there, people are eager to do this type of activity. Not everyone understood what Vegas has going for it with these unique attractions. If you can do this stuff and have the funding and do it safely, you can come to Vegas and you can do it. Who uses the facility? Fahnestock: We have a lot of repeat customers in Vegas. They’ve shot at gun ranges, they skydive. We’re the only ones I know of that have a mounted machine gun and gun range. At first it was just really such a unique business. Why are people attracted to Gunship Helicopters? Fahnestock: For a lot of people, it’s their first time ever flying in a helicopter, potentially their first time flying with the doors off, which is an experience itself. There’s lots of people who have never shot a machine gun. There’s 10 bucket list items you can cross off there. A lot of what drives it is video games. It’s an experience they only lived in the virtual world, not reality. It’s different pushing buttons from real life. Why launch this company in Vegas? Fahnestock: It’s totally pro-business. Even Boulder City. I have to give my hats off to them for helping us get this up and running. Saenz: The state line of California is four miles from us. I like to say that everything we do is a felony right past there. Contact Bailey Schulz at bschulz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0233. Follow @bailey_schulz on Twitter.
18 Apr 19
CRUELTY-FREE TOYS

There is a dead clown on my couch. It has been there for about two months.  I came home late Sunday afternoon, unlocked the door to my apartment, walked in, closed the door behind me, locked it, put my keys up on the dresser, turned around, and there it was. Now, out of respect for […]

18 Apr 19
Making Ripples

Dexterity According Coppers Pursuit Relinquishing Mahogany Quid Sheepishly Dead-eye Confidential Jawing Keel-hauling By the powers Hand over hand Bow Street Runner Old Bailey Gone bail Innocence Scolded Deadlights Broached Mariner Davy Rated Peal Sea-calf Footy Messmates Cockerel hat Obliged Mirth Quays Companion Tonnage Anecdote Cargo Nautical Quart Entirely Bear him out

18 Apr 19
BYT // Brightest Young Things

This weekend our theme is true crime in honor of Smithsonian’s true crime film screenings this weekend at the Warner Bros. Theater!

18 Apr 19
Babble On by Bailey

Older Handle was Mavis Some Miles in that rig Radio stuck on jazz88 Davis Had nerves with a thumb out Nothing planned just lost Then serendipity Wasn’t even her usual route A legend without a map For reasons her own here was my ride The hitch? Always a cost 18 wheels later I climbed inside […]

17 Apr 19
Kelsey's Blog

On April 14th, I went to the Pop-Rock band, The Maine’s album release show. The show took place at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, California. If you know me, you know I don’t do the whole go-to-a- concert thing the way that most people do. I made the decision when I bought the tickets […]

17 Apr 19
illustratedworlds

An artist, Kenneth, who’s been drawing with Joy Abele at her studio, said, “You must have worked for Botticelli in a past life.” I grinned at what I deemed as flattery for when I think of Botticelli, I think of his work Primavera and those fair-skinned beauties he was so adept at rendering. It wasn’t until I […]

17 Apr 19
Gordie Howe Classic

ST LOUIS- Brad Marchand recorded his 2nd “Hat Trick” of the season with two Goals coming in the 3rd period, the last into an empty-net for a 5-3 Win! This track meet featured plenty of scoring opportunities(22 ratings overall)for both teams, but the Blues Power-Play was shut down, going 0/4 ! Coach Hunter on newly […]

17 Apr 19
Nachrichten Welt

Die Saison der Pittsburgh Penguins ist vorbei. Bekannt als Penguin Slayer, der Orca der Eastern Conference, trainierte Barry Trotz seine New York Islanders zu einem Spiel mit vier Spielen. Die Inseln haben das Spiel 4: 3 gewonnen. Dies wird der erste sein loffs seit 2015/16, dass die Capitals und Pinguine sich nicht treffen werden. Die […]

16 Apr 19
Puck Projections

I warned you guys. Expect the unexpected. What a ride it’s been thus far. The first round is nearly halfway over with so many headlines blooming in less than a week of games. Not only are we on the cusp of some potential sweeps that nobody saw coming, including potentially one of the greatest collapses […]

16 Apr 19
Peru 2019

Sunday the 14th So Sunday! Sadly, despite getting to bed so late, I had to be up by 8 am for free breakfast. I love sleep but I love free breakfast too! So woke myself up enough to throw on a sweater and get to breakfast. It was yummy, not like in an American hotel […]

16 Apr 19
Peru 2019

¡¡Hola Hola!! This week is semana santa* or holy week. It’s basically celebrating the Christian holiday of Easter, very popular down here as the Spaniards brought over and enforced Catholicism. However, it’s basically a spring week, everyone goes and travels. So I took this opportunity to explore some of Peru! Cusco, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Juliaca, […]