Say hello to our office buddy and local Bend craft beer garden fixture, Kodiac “The Wonder Dog.”

As locals know Central Oregon is a special place from the ground. Kodiac can introduce you to every mountain trail, river and remote lake here in our high desert playground. But what only a few of us know, is how utterly stunning it is from the sky. So we decided it was time to share our secret through world-class scenic helicopter tours in Bend, Oregon.

Big Mountain Heli Tours, in partnership with Bend’s premier flight school, Leading Edge Aviation, is staffed by highly experienced commercial pilots and mechanics who have a passion for flying helicopters in and around Bend’s big blue mountain playground. Big Mountain Heli Tours was created to showcase the very best of Bend and Central Oregon to the estimated 3 million guests who visit us each year.

Known as the “outdoor playground of the West,” our town is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and its pristine beauty – but that’s just half of the story. Bend has a second, unlimited, playground that starts at 10,000 feet. It’s a place of unparalleled vistas that stretch for miles, sunsets that take your breath away, millions of years of volcanic history, and unfettered access to remote and unusual locations in the Central Oregon high desert.

Our pilots – Bend locals all – have hiked up the mountain peaks you’ll explore by air. Our ground crews have kayaked down the rivers and lakes you’ll fly over at sunset, and every one of us skis or rides Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade mountain backcountry every winter. We created Big Mountain Heli Tours to provide access to our playground to everyone, regardless of time or physical ability.

Let us show you our Central Oregon. The high desert is constantly changing with the seasons. Join us any time of year.

Experience Bend and Central Oregon like you’ve never seen it before.