Flexibility, safety and comfort are the hallmarks of the Big Mountain Heli Tours fleet of aircraft.
Based at the Bend Airport, just 20 minutes from downtown Bend, we offer several different types of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft maintained and flown exclusively by our operations partner Leading Edge Aviation. Each aircraft is professionally flown by instructor pilots and maintained at the same facility by in house mechanics.
R44 – Known locally as the “Little Green Birds” you’ll often see these three passenger helicopters flying in and around Bend as part of Leading Edge Aviations expansive flight training school fleet. The R44 is our workhorse aircraft offering groups of three exceptional window seating, air-conditioning, and visibility. Select groups of professional photographers can take the doors off to capture the sights of Central Oregon like none other, or you can land at local vineyards for private wine tastings. The R44 can land at remote and scenic locations for romantic proposals and more. The size of the R44 makes this the best aircraft for our region.
Bell Jet Ranger – Stepping up in size and capability the turbine powered Bell Jet Ranger helicopter accommodates up to 4 guests and moves a little faster for quicker flights and heavier guest loads. Imagine your own fly fishing adventures in Central Oregon at private lakes, or private guided horseback rides with a packed picnic lunch. With the Bell Jet Ranger we can get you there in style and comfort.
Bell Long Ranger – For those who need speed, comfort, and even more space we offer the turbine powered Bell Long Ranger helicopter, accommodating up to seven guests for hops to and from local golf courses and beyond. Imagine playing three different outstanding Central Oregon courses in a single day? The Bell Long Ranger also allows us to pack in remote camp sites, sling loads underneath, and gives us the kind of rugged capability and long range that outdoor groups need, from backcountry hunters, to corporate retreats.
Cessna 172 Fixed Wing – The single engine Cessna is our two person flightseeing workhorse. For those on a budget visit Bend we offer 30/60 minute scenic flights to all our helicopter destinations for less. Please call for pricing.
Beechcraft Baron Fixed Wing – The twin engine Baron takes four passengers in comfort and style for scenic tours of the entire region. Budget conscious groups enjoy 30/60 minute scenic flights to all our helicopter destinations for less. Please call for pricing.
Whether you want to experience our mountains, lava fields, stunning backcountry lakes and waterfalls from the air, or need a professional flight asset or corporate helicopter charter for an event, we have what you need and we’re a phone call away. Join us.