Our spectacular high desert and mountain scenery in addition to Central Oregon’s world-class skiing, cycling, hiking, rafting, and rock climbing is drawing the attention of the film industry along with car commercials and a whole lot more. We can get you to stunning locations via helicopter charter that no other operation can in here Central Oregon – it’s our backyard.
Big Mountain Heli Tours offers multiple aerial packages in Central Oregon for both Film and TV and still photography flights. We offer a full suite of production services in R44 helicopters and Bell Long Rangers. Both aircraft are capable and cost effective for productions operating 20 minutes outside of Bend at the Bend Airport. We also offer hanger support and our unique still photography option offers qualified cameramen a door off, camera operator only on-board flight option. Our pilots are fast, efficient, and responsive and can get you where you want to go.
Photo flights are operated with the photographer on the right side rear of aircraft with the door off allowing the pilot the same view as the photographer. Our pilots can also clear blades from photo frames much easier with this configuration while ensuring no tail rotor on the right side. Additionally, right turns are power saving turns not power robbing offering increased in air performance.
Film and TV Helicopter Charter Rates
R44 900/hr – 1100 after sunset – 250 standby
Jet Ranger Turbine 1800/hr – 2000 after sunset – 350 standby
Long Ranger Turbine 1900/hr – 2500 after sunset – 350 standby
Big Mountain Heli Tours also offers a range of helicopter aerial scouting flights, production support, van transport and much more. Before you deploy drones in any part of Oregon be sure you are aware of the many drone restrictions, rules and regulations that do not affect helicopter operations.
Think of us as your production partner in Central Oregon for all your production and photographic needs. Call us today to discuss your next project – there’s a lot going on in Central Oregon!
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