I never took a stance on noise, i'm simply saying that without the Grand Canyon or Hawaii there wouldn't be much of a heli tour industry, and no jobs for new pilots. Considering the preoccupation with finding jobs on this forum I'm surprised to see people with negative opinions of the air tour industry. Offshore has a grim future due to peak oil demand, EMS is oversaturated and will see little growth, utility is depressed especially in Canada due to the commodity slump and other areas of the rotary industry such as surveying, crop dusting and ENG face disruption from drones. The air tour industry at least seems to have a bright future, considering the growth of international tourism.
The Grand Canyon and Hawaii (especially Hawaii) aren't jobs for new pilots, they're jobs for pilots with at leat 1,000 hours (a lot more for Hawaii) and that's if you're one of the lucky few chosen from the two hour line at Helisuccess to talk with Papillon!?
If Yosemite opened up like the Canyon it would too most likely only be for pilots fortunate enough (or unfortunate, depends on how you look at it) to get to that somewhat magic number of 1,000?
,...plus you have to deal with the general public, so, you know, there's that:(