Your ultimate day of flight begins with a scenic Cascades helicopter tour from Bend to Madras Airport landing at the world famous Erickson Aircraft Museum where 90% of the incredible aircraft in this collection still fly. There you will meet your AT-6 Texan pilot and after a short safety briefing the engine will fire up and you’ll be transported back in time to 1944 and the era of warbirds.
The North American AT-6 Texan two-place advanced trainer was the classroom for most of the Allied pilots who flew in World War II.Though most famous as a trainer, the AT-6 Texan also won honors in World War II and in the early days of the Korean War. Your pilot will take you on a scenic flight around Lake Billy Chinook with the snowcapped Three Sisters in the distance be sure to bring a camera this is one open cockpit adventure you’ll not want to forget. Above the airstrip you’ll enjoy the 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.
Don’t miss your golden opportunity to literally “fly back in time”. After your flight rotation is finished and you have had time to enjoy the museums other warbirds (check out the P-51 Mustang) we’ll fly you and your group back via another scenic route to Bend. This tour is perfect for Bend based bachelor parties, corporate events, team building and more.