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Bend’s first and original aerial tour provider since 2005

30 Minute Tour

Departing Bend Airport, take in up close views of Paulina Peak, Newberry Volcano and Lave Butte.  Experience first-hand the geological wonder of lava flows while following the Deschutes River over four separate waterfalls. Wave to your hotel as you fly over Bend's downtown and Old Mill District prior to returning to Bend Airport.

Helicopter   $399

45 Minute Tour

Our most popular tour option for seeing the best of Bend and Central Oregon.  Get up close and personal with the Cascade Mountains including Mt. Bachelor, Tumalo Mountain, Broken Top and all Three Sisters.  See either Smith Rock or Paulina Peak, the lava flows and water falls along the Deschutes before returning to Bend.


Helicopter   $599


From weddings to wineries to real estate and ranch tours,
the sky is the limit with our custom tours and charters.


Let your imagination wander with all the things

you can see and do from a helicopter.

Bend to the Portland Heliport for a Blazers game or concert?

Overnight drop off at a decommissioned forest service lookout tower in the Ochocos?

Picnic on top of Paulina Peak catered by five-star chef? 

CONTACT US with your ideas and we will handle the rest!

Elevate your experience of Central Oregon’s unique geography and topography when you see it from above.

Gain a new perspective

of Central Oregon’s unique geography and topography when you see it from above.

Create lifelong memories

with family and friends.  Riding in a helicopter is an unforgettable experience.

from the air

snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and lava flows are absolutely stunning.









For over 15 years Leading Edge Aviation has served Central Oregon. Located at the Bend Municipal Airport (KBDN), our flight operations include everything needed to successfully deliver a safe and enjoyable experience to our customers.  From in-house maintenance, fuel services, training, and real world operations performed daily, we are standing by to assist with your aviation needs:

  • Aerial Tours
  • Airplane and Helicopter Flight Training
  • Part 135 On Demand Charter Operations for helicopter aerial firefighting, utility work, and beyond.

Safety guides our management team of pilots – with over 37,000 cumulative hours and 100+ years in the industry.

The Fleet

Reliable and proven for the aerial tour industry

Robinson R44 helicopter

Our three-passenger Robinson R44 helicopters are safe and reliable. R44s have a two-bladed rotor system and the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels, air conditioning and modern interiors. The R44 is the standard tour helicopter for local tours and is widely used worldwide in the helicopter tour industry.

Bell 206 and bell 407 series
turbine helicopters

Available on request for custom tours or charters, our Bell 206 and Bell 407 series turbine helicopters add more speed, power and passenger capacity to your experience. With added seating configurations, larger groups can enjoy four to six passenger seating options.