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 PT-17 Boeing Stearman pilot and after a short safety briefing the engine will fire up and you’ll be transported back in time to 1941 and the era of bi-plane open cockpit flight.
The PT-17 Boeing Stearman was the first flight trainer of WWII and it is known for its stability and strength, the Stearman was a reliable primary trainer and remains a popular classic today. 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. Racing above Lake Billy Chinook you’ll be treated to all of 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-38) we’ll fly you and your group back via another scenic route to Bend.