The ultimate adventure in Central Oregon is yours to discover with Big Mountain Heli Tours and Skydive Awesome! based at the Madras Airport and Erickson Warbird Museum where you’ll be thrilled to experience 45 seconds of freefall from 10,000 feet transitioning into a sensational 5-7 minute scenic parachute flight from 5,000 feet above Lake Billy Chinook, arguably the most scenic jump in the USA.

Skydive Awesome! is an adventure skydiving school in Madras, Oregon. At Skydive Awesome! you can take your first leap into parachuting harnessed to an instructor who will guide you every step of the way. Already a licensed skydiver? Skydive Awesome! is stoked to provide a USPA dropzone in Central Oregon where you can advance your skills and fly with awesome friends.

Experience Tandem Skydiving

Skydive Awesome! tandem skydive adventure includes personalized instruction from one of their certified tandem instructors where you’ll learn the correct body position for aircraft exit and freefall. They also offer a scenic flight with a bird’s eye view of the Cascade Mountain peaks at Three Sisters and Mt Jefferson.

Your Skydive Awesome! jump also includes video and pictures with footage of you geared up, including loading the plane, your ride to altitude, aircraft exit, freefall, your parachute flight, ending with your awesome reaction once you’ve returned to Earth.

Book with us today and enjoy a stunning round trip scenic mountain flight with three of your friends from the Bend Airport or Sisters airport to Madras, Oregon. Along the way we’ll explore as much of our magnificent snow capped Cascade Range as possible. The Cascades are a unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.

Helicopter Scenic Tours

Our Heli Skydives depart from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon and Sunriver. The flight is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned green helicopters with wraparound windows. These aircraft have been designed for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications and in cabin air-conditioning.

You’ll love getting up close to the Cascades and views of Central Oregon that are all yours to discover. Combine with bachelor parties, corporate events, team building and more.

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Tour Overview

6 Hours
Tour Style
Summer Helicopter Tours, Corporate & Custom Tours
$749 per person including skydive package

What's Included

A mind blowing tandem skydive jump from 10,000 vertical feet with transport to and from Sisters Airport. Amazing aerial views of Bend, Oregon, Mt Bachelor, Broken Top, and more.

Private helicopter tour designed for comfort and sightseeing. Personal communication headsets so you can chat with each other in the air.

Complimentary signature “Doors Off” flights by request. Must be 21 or older. Please request at time of booking.

Bend Local's Tip

Best time for these flights are in the morning to 1pm. Afternoon winds build in Central Oregon making tandem skydive transition times longer.

May we suggest dinner tonight? One of our favorite indoor/outdoor locations in Bend for a bite to eat is the Pine Tavern, late summer dinners here with a glass of Willamette wine is nothing short of heaven!

What To Bring

Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification.

Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.

Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles is strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.

Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended.


“Thank you ever so much for making the Drake/Coco helicopter wedding rehearsal a big event by putting smiles on everyone’s faces as they were all still talking about how exciting it was the next day. The helicopter tours were over the top and your helicopter pilots and ground assistant was great. Your teams generosity of stretching your air time to take everyone up was greatly appreciated. I would recommend Big Mountain Heli Tours to anyone getting married in Bend or Central Oregon, what an exciting way to sightsee in Bend! “

BEST surprise gift ever! As Bend locals we host family and friends all summer long so when we received a one hour scenic helicopter flight via email as a “thank you,” we didn’t know what to expect. The Cascades mountains (Broken Top and Mt Bachelor) were covered in deep snow and seeing Dillon and Tumalo falls from the air was a real treat! We cannot wait to fly in a helicopter again!

My wife and I flew the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour this year after the first snow storm dumped white powder all over the mountains. Even though it was December 2nd, the day was clear. At times it felt like we could touch Mt. Bachelor and Broken Top. We flew with Colby, truly an amazing chopper pilot. I highly recommend him as well as all the staff at Big Mountain Heli Tours. They are quite professional. This tour was outstanding, it is a must do. I can write many things about the flight but it is an adventure to be experienced and not read. Next time in Bend, take the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour and you will be pleasantly thinking about it weeks later.

Big Mountain Heli Tours offers a number of different helicopter and fixed wing tours all around Central Oregon. They can also plan a custom tour for you as well. We asked them to modify our flight so we could fly over Pronghorn resort and they did. The staff is extremely friendly, professional, and courteous, with seemingly a ton of knowledge of both the area and the aircraft you fly in.  This is a great way to spend a sunny day if you are in town, or live in town and want a different view of the area. We’re glad we got to experience Bend like this!

My husband and I flew with friends visiting from Sisters and fulfilled a long standing wish to see our area from the air. The weather was beautiful! We booked the 1-hour scenic helicopter flight, and were able to fly over our homes in Sisters, then over the Cascades to the beautiful lakes on the backside. Beautiful waterfalls, Deschutes River, Pilot Butte, lava fields. It was amazing! Our pilot Shawn was very good, very accommodating. We’ll do it again with visitors to our area.

I received this scenic flight as a present and enjoyed the Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour with Jordon as my pilot. Getting to see the snowcapped Cascades from the air is thrilling. I want to go again & again. Jordon was very knowledgeable about the area and it was a joy to fly with him. If we were any closer to Mt. Bachelor & the Three Sisters I would have made a snowman. As a local Bendite I thought I had seen it all. Now I have!

I am really glad I did this scenic flight. It was very exciting. My helicopter pilot was experienced and pointed out many things as we flew over Crooked River and Prineville, around Smith Rock, over to the mountains North, Middle and South Sister, Broken Top, over Tumalo Falls, Lava Falls, Bend and back to the airport. I don’t think I would have been as happy with the shorter helicopter tours under an hour. My goal was to see Central Oregon and get pictures, not just go for a ride in a helicopter. Pictures turned out great because of the clear skies!