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Try a Central Oregon aerial adventure. Most people see Bend in the typical ways – by car, by bike, on foot, on skis. But if you’re looking for a unique way to get acquainted with this Central Oregon paradise, you might want to see it from above.

There are many options for experiencing Bend from the sky. Take a scenic flight in a helicopter, airplane or powered glider to capture the true panorama of the scenery. Professional AirLeading Edge Aviation, and Airborne Outback Adventures are all based at the Bend airport and offer tours and discovery flights.

For just $49, Professional Air will let kids or adults co-pilot a plane with the help of an instructor. Additional instruction is available for those with dreams of being a recreational flyer or even a professional pilot. If a helicopter adventure is more your style, check out the wide array of tours available from Leading Edge Aviation. Pick between the 60-minute Best of Central Oregon tour, the 45-minute High Cascades tour, the 30-minute Lava Lands tour, or the 15-minute Discover Bend tour. If you want to fully enjoy the clean mountain air jump on board with Airborne Outback Adventures for one of their many tours via powered glider.

Looking to kick the adventure quotient up a notch? Skydiving is your ticket to the adrenaline rush you crave. Feel the wind whipping through your hair as you freefall at 200-feet per second. Central Oregon Skydiving has offerings for experienced jumpers as well as those interested in jumping for the first time. They offer tandem jumps, an on-site rigging loft, indoor packing, load organizing, video services, and gear sales. 

For that truly unique experience, consider a balloon ride over the vast Central Oregon landscape. Big Sky Balloon Company offers scenic balloon flights in a hand-painted artaloft balloon. Scenic sunrise flights depart from Redmond, Oregon — only 15 minutes north of Bend — and promise you an experience you’ll never forget.


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