NOTE: We are SOLD OUT for ALL ground operations but you still have a few options!

The first total solar eclipse touching the continental United States since 1979 lands on the Oregon coast at Lincoln City at 9:15 a.m on August 21, 2017 and races east to ground zero in Madras where we have chartered two private jets to take you and five lucky guests per aircraft up to 36,000 feet to view this unique event from the best seat in the USA!

For those who want to have it all we are offering two uniquely private and remote “Dom Perignon Champagne” private jets overlooking the entire western United States and the Cascade Range. These private aircraft have been carefully selected to capture this once-in-a-lifetime eclipse event in privacy and style. Our unique private jet opportunity picks up clients from the Bend, Redmond, Seattle, Portland and the Bay Area shuttles them to our prepositioned remote in air locations at 36,000 feet along the line of totality!

Enjoy Dom Perignon Champagne, Bend’s own Bow Tie Catering gourmet basket, tables and chairs and a front row seat to the greatest celestial event in the west in over four decades. After the event we will bring you and your lucky guests back with a vacation memory that will last a lifetime!

Our Champagne Eclipse Jets are available to guests staying at resorts in Bend with direct flight to and from Bend, Redmond and Sunriver. Champagne Eclipse Jets are fully customizable to accommodate larger groups and specialized needs please call for details.

Due to the limited nature of these jets we ask that you please book early!

Trip Overview

3-5 Hours
Tour Style
Adventure Tours
25,000 per flight

What's Included

Amazing aerial views of the western United States

Two bottles of Dom Perignon, gourmet food basket from Bend’s Bowtie Catering. Protective eyewear, and a unique memory that will last a lifetime.

Private jet (Gulfstream) designed for comfort and sightseeing. In cabin club seating so you can chat with each other in the air.

Round trip transfers from Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, Portland, Seattle and the Bay Area.

Bend Local's Tip

Call us if you have questions or we can help you in any way.

What To Bring

Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification. Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible

Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended, August day time temperatures can be in the high 90’s, hats, sunblock are recommended.


My wife and I flew the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour this year after the first snow storm dumped white powder all over the mountains. Even though it was December 2nd, the day was clear. At times it felt like we could touch Mt. Bachelor and Broken Top. We flew with Colby, truly an amazing chopper pilot. I highly recommend him as well as all the staff at Big Mountain Heli Tours. They are quite professional. This tour was outstanding, it is a must do. I can write many things about the flight but it is an adventure to be experienced and not read. Next time in Bend, take the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour and you will be pleasantly thinking about it weeks later.

Big Mountain Heli Tours offers a number of different helicopter and fixed wing tours all around Central Oregon. They can also plan a custom tour for you as well. We asked them to modify our flight so we could fly over Pronghorn resort and they did. The staff is extremely friendly, professional, and courteous, with seemingly a ton of knowledge of both the area and the aircraft you fly in.  This is a great way to spend a sunny day if you are in town, or live in town and want a different view of the area. We’re glad we got to experience Bend like this!

I am really glad I did this scenic flight. It was very exciting. My helicopter pilot was experienced and pointed out many things as we flew over Crooked River and Prineville, around Smith Rock, over to the mountains North, Middle and South Sister, Broken Top, over Tumalo Falls, Lava Falls, Bend and back to the airport. I don’t think I would have been as happy with the shorter helicopter tours under an hour. My goal was to see Central Oregon and get pictures, not just go for a ride in a helicopter. Pictures turned out great because of the clear skies!

BEST surprise gift ever! As Bend locals we host family and friends all summer long so when we received a one hour scenic helicopter flight via email as a “thank you,” we didn’t know what to expect. The Cascades mountains (Broken Top and Mt Bachelor) were covered in deep snow and seeing Dillon and Tumalo falls from the air was a real treat! We cannot wait to fly in a helicopter again!

I received this scenic flight as a present and enjoyed the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour with Jordon as my pilot. Getting to see the snowcapped Cascades from the air is thrilling. I want to go again & again. Jordon was very knowledgeable about the area and it was a joy to fly with him. If we were any closer to Mt. Bachelor & the Three Sisters I would have made a snowman. As a local Bendite I thought I had seen it all. Now I have!

My husband and I flew with friends visiting from Sisters and fulfilled a long standing wish to see our area from the air. The weather was beautiful! We booked the 1-hour scenic helicopter flight, and were able to fly over our homes in Sisters, then over the Cascades to the beautiful lakes on the backside. Beautiful waterfalls, Deschutes River, Pilot Butte, lava fields. It was amazing! Our pilot Shawn was very good, very accommodating. We’ll do it again with visitors to our area.