Great American Eclipse Tours and Total Solar Eclipse Madras, Oregon

BEND, OREGON – For many cultures a total solar eclipse represents a time when either a demon or animal consumes the Sun. For example, the Vikings saw a pair of sky wolves chasing the Sun, and when one caught it, the wolf would eat it. In Vietnam, either a frog or toad consumed the Sun. For the Kwakiutl tribe on the western coast of Canada, it was the mouth of heaven.

Soon, the United States will have a chance to see an eclipse of our own and Madras, Oregon will be ground zero for the exclusive event. Mark your calendars because the next total solar eclipse comes to the USA on August 21, 2017.

Big Mountain Heli Tours will be offering a wide range of helicopter supported tours before, during, and after this once in a generation solar event in Central Oregon. Join us for:

30 Minute Helicopter Solar Eclipse Tours

60 minute Helicopter Solar Eclipse Tours

Exclusive Solar Eclipse Champagne Basecamps

Modern Americans probably don’t know exactly what to make of a total solar eclipse—because most of them have never seen one. The last total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States, 37 years ago, only clipped the northwestern United States, mostly rural areas of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota.

According to, the day of Feb. 26, 1979, was cold and dreary in the Northwest, and most people in the path of totality did not see the eclipse due to clouds and rain. The last eclipse to traverse much of the United States came all the way back in 1918, on June 8 making this Augusts event in the middle of summer in the high desert the place to be.

Book your scenic helicopter tour and charters in Bend, Oregon today!