Helicopter Tours of Bend & Central Oregon
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 from 6am - 11pm
- Private helicopter flight
- Up to 3 passengers
- Departs from Bend Municipal Airport
- 100% refund for bad weather flights
- By reservation, call to book!
Big Mountain Helicopters offers unique air tours and trips throughout the year from Bend and Sunriver. We also specialize in private tours and charters from Brasada Ranch, Pronghorn Resort, and Tetherow featuring wedding flights by helicopter and things to do in and around Central Oregon. Our small group tours take you away from crowds to experience private vineyards, ranches and off the beaten path destinations that you can only experience by helicopter.
PLEASE CALL 541-668-7670 TO RESERVE YOUR FLIGHT TIME BEFORE PURCHASING TICKET. MUST BOOK AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF DESIRED FLIGHT TIME.
30-MINUTE HELICOPTER TOURS OF BEND, OREGON & LAVA LANDS
With stunning snow-capped Cascade Mountain views to our left and right our helicopter pilots will take you and your friends on a 40 mile scenic helicopter tour of Bend, Oregon “Beertown USA.” You’ll be thrilled by the iconic stacks of Bend’s Old Mill District, our all new Deschutes River Water Park, summer concerts and other exciting sights from the air. On this scenic helicopter tour you’ll fly to our local lava flows at Lava Lands State Park a National Volcanic Monument where you’ll experience scenic views of over one million acres of pristine wild lands.
This helicopter flight and scenic tour offers exciting flight options for sunset flights, sunrise tours, winter tours, and summer tours. You can also personalize this helicopter tour to suit your timeframe and needs.
Bend’s Lava Lands Lost in Time Over the past 300,000 years massive volcanic eruptions have left many volcanic scars outside of Bend. You may have visited Lava Lands and walked through the ancient flows but seeing their sheer size from the air offers a unique look into the awesome power of Mother Nature. Experience lava flows that have been frozen for all time just as they happened, devoid of life for thousands of years.
45-MINUTE TOUR OF FOREST FIRE SCARS IN THE DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
Fly in your own private helicopter in Bend to explore wildfires. In 2017 Oregon experienced some of the worst local forest fires in history, torching an estimated 400,000 acres of forests across the state. Locally, in Bend we watched the Mt Jefferson and Milli Fires rage while the Nash Complex Fire threatened our iconic Elk Lake Lodge. These fast moving and destructive fires have been successfully extinguished thanks to the support of air tankers, helicopters, and an army of ground teams who battled for three months to hold containment lines. Now is your chance to explore Central Oregon’s incredible fire scarred forest by helicopter, on a 80 mile sunset flight when our mountains explode into the golden hues, and bright sunset rays that make for legendary end of day scenic helicopter flights.
Bend “Fire Sky” Sunset Flights Each year from September through late March the sun sets lower over the Cascade Range, and for Bend residents and visitors alike the sunsets these late fall afternoons bring fill the sky with golden pink hues and candy floss atmospherics over the Cascade Range that are best experienced from the air – in a private helicopter. The Cascades are a unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean, and we’re lucky to get to explore them with our signature helicopter tours from Bend, Oregon. In fact all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. While catching the perfect sunset is our focus on this scenic helicopter tour, we’ll also highlight the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and a wide variety of volcanic mountain terrain bathed with slanting rays of golden sun.
45-MINUTE HELICOPTER MOUNTAIN SEARCH FOR BIGFOOT IN BEND, OREGON
Fly in your own private helicopter in Bend today and explore a local legend. The Pacific Northwest, Deschutes National Forest, and Mt Jefferson Wilderness are the number one places in the world when it comes to Bigfoot sightings. The Cascade Mountains outside of Bend, Oregon to Alaska, Bigfoot sightings have long fired up the imagination of Bigfoot hunters from all over the world. The Deschutes National Forest near Bend, Oregon has been the location of numerous Bigfoot sightings since 1963. This is your opportunity to search for this legendary creature by helicopter on your next visit to Bend. Our Bigfoot and Sasquatch Helicopter Tour is the only Bigfoot Helicopter Tour in the world offering a remarkable 80 mile scenic helicopter adventure for Bend visitors who want to uncover the mysteries of one of the West’s most enduring mysteries. On this spectacular mountain and forest helicopter tour you’ll soon be flying with us through prime Bigfoot habitat where few humans travel and up and above the snow-capped Cascade Mountains stretching from north to south, including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor.
Bend Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest Bend based Bigfoot Helicopter Tours showcase the remote corners of prime Bigfoot habitat where the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire mountains give way to untamed wildlands and forests that stretch for miles. You’ll be front and center in your private helicopter to see the after effects of our last big volcanic eruption at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet as we descend in your helicopter into prime Bigfoot habitat just below the summit – keep your eyes peeled! Bend, Oregon Bigfoot Helicopter Tour Our Bigfoot and Sasquatch Tour departs from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon the tour includes aerial views of the City of Bend, The Old Mill and the Deschutes River as well as soaring volcanic peaks. The tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned green R44 helicopters with wraparound windows. These aircraft have been designed for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications. For Bigfoot investigative teams we offer customizable helicopter tours allowing you and your team to scope out remote locations and potential basecamp sites.
45-MINUTE SCENIC HELICOPTER TOUR THROUGH CENTRAL OREGON'S GRAND CANYON
This is a “must do” helicopter flight on your next vacation to Bend, Sisters, or Sunriver Resort. With stunning Cascade Mountain views to our left and right our pilots will take you and your friends on a unique 60 mile journey to our very own rimrock Grand Canyons and beyond. Over the past 300,000 years the Crooked River has carved deep canyons into the volcanic bedrock outside of Bend, it is here we will introduce you to a host of unique locations including the world famous Smith Rock State Park.
Smith Rocks Iconic Playground One of Smith Rocks most photographed and admired locations is Monkey Face a magnificent 350 foot spire that is the centerpiece of Smith Rock State Park. When viewed from the south, the top of the pillar resembles the face of a Monkey complete with a mouth, nose, and eyes. From your vantage point circling high above Smith Rocks unique geologic formation, shear face walls and jagged peaks you’ll understand why this has become a global destination for rock climbers.
60-MINUTE SCENIC HELICOPTER TOUR OF RING OF FIRE MOUNTAINS
Helicopter tours in Bend allow you to see more and go further. Our Cascades Ring of Fire Helicopter Tour is an unforgettable 80 mile scenic helicopter adventure for Bend visitors who want to experience as much of our magnificent snow-capped Cascade Range as possible. Paired with a complimentary wine tasting and bottle of wine after your flight, we have your entire day of exploring Bend covered. On this spectacular mountain helicopter tour you’ll soon be flying with us above the summits of Bend, with gorgeous views of snow-capped Cascade Mountains stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor. It’s scenic flying that will leave you with lasting memories.
Fly Bend Oregon’s Cascade Range Our Cascades helicopter tours showcase the unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center in your own private helicopter to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.
While Broken Top Mt is our local volcanic star on this helicopter tour, two well known stratovolcanoes are Krakatoa, best known for its catastrophic eruption in 1883 and Vesuvius, famous for its destruction of the towns Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 CE.
You’ll also fly in your own private helicopter over our local lakes and streams that feed into the mighty Columbia River flowing to the Pacific 300 miles away. The Cascade Range is still active to this day. Mt St Helens to our North remains hot after a devastating and well known eruption in 1980.
PLEASE CALL 541-668-7670 TO RESERVE YOUR FLIGHT TIME BEFORE PURCHASING TICKET