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Aviation Day Rides

For the fifth year in a row, Flying M Air is pleased to be offering “hop rides” at the Aviation Day Event on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.

Our Helicopter in Flight

This year we’ll have three helicopters on the flight line with experienced pilots ready to take passengers on a tour of the Wenatchee area. Rides will depart the airport and then head straight out along Grant Road to the Columbia River. You tell your pilot where you want to go from there: up river as far as the Wenatchee River Confluence or down river to Malaga. From there, it’s back to the airport for the conclusion of the ride.

Rides are $40 per person. We accept cash and credit card at the event or you can pre-purchase your ticket online in our online store.

We can take up to 3 passengers per flight, but weight limits apply. There is a per seat weight limit of 275 pounds, which is strictly enforced for safety reasons.

With three helicopters on the line this year, we’re hoping to keep wait times short. Bring the family! This is a great event for all ages, which plenty of other things to do and see at the airport. Learn more here.

Want to get an idea of what you might expect? Check out this fun video from a flight last year:

This offer expires at 4:00pm on Saturday June 17th, 2017.

Father’s Day Special: 1/2 Hour Dam-to-Dam Tour

Flying M Air is pleased to offer a special 30-minute tour for Father’s Day.

Take the father in your life on a flight he’ll remember for a long time. From Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee, we’ll head to the Columbia River and follow it up to the Rocky Reach Dam, then turn around and follow the river back down to the Rock Island Dam. Along the way, you’ll have amazing views of East Wenatchee, Wenatchee, the Wenatchee River confluence, Malaga, both dams, and numerous parks and other points of interest. Treat Dad to a new perspective of Wenatchee!

FathersDayDad.png

Each flight accommodates up to 3 passengers for a 30-minute flight. Weight limits apply: no passenger can weigh more than 275 and total passenger weight cannot exceed 600 pounds. All flights originate at the General Aviation Terminal at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.

This is a special offer 30-minute tour just for Father’s Day, June 18, 2017. (Normally our tours have a 1-hour minimum.)

Availability is limited. To book your flight give us a call at 509/699-8044 or visit our online store. We’re available during regular business hours to answer questions and book other flights, including Winery Trips and longer tours.

This offer expires at 6:00pm on Saturday June 17th, 2017.

Adventure Flight Offer: Sacramento to Wenatchee

Flying M Air will be repositioning its helicopter from the Sacramento area to Wenatchee, WA on Sunday, April 23. We can take up to two passengers with limited luggage on this 5-8 hour cross country flight.

In an effort to fill these seats, we’re offering them at a deep discount of $250/hour for one or two people (not per person) — that’s about 55% off our usual rates.

We’ll let you pick the route — weather permitting:

  • Go the fastest, most direct route. That’ll take 5-6 hours, with two stops for fuel along the way. We’ll leave the Sacramento area northbound, flying up California’s Central Valley over orchards and rice fields as we criss-cross the Sacramento River. We’ll pass on the east side of Mount Shasta and continue on the east side of the Southern Cascades in Oregon, past cinder cones, dry lake beds, lava fields, winding rivers, and wind farms. We’ll cross the Columbia River near the John Day Dam, overfly Yakima, and cut nearly due north to Wenatchee. Approximate cost for two people: $1,250 to $1,500.
  • The Oregon Coast with a Marine Layer drifting in.

    Go a more scenic route along the California and Oregon coasts. That’ll take 7-8 hours, with two stops for fuel along the way. We’ll leave the Sacramento area northwest bound, overfly Lake Berryessa and Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and join up with the coast near the mouth of the Russian River. Then we’ll follow the coast northbound as far as Tillamook, OR. From there, we’ll head northeast, crossing the Cascade Mountains between Mount Rainier and Mt. St. Helens on a beeline to Wenatchee. Note that this route is weather-dependent and may need to be changed enroute if weather conditions deteriorate. Approximate cost for two people: $1,750 to $2,000.

Trip includes:

  • One-way helicopter transportation as described above for one or two people with limited luggage.
  • One copy of Robbie: The Robinson Helicopter Experience coffee table book, which features Flying M Air.
  • One Flying M Air hat for each passenger.
  • An experience you’ll never forget!

Trip does not include:

  • Flight to Sacramento Airport or from Wenatchee Airport.
  • Ground transportation to/from airports.
  • Meals.
  • Overnight accommodations before or after the flight or during the flight if weather delays are encountered.

This is an incredible opportunity for a helicopter adventure you’ll remember forever. What are you waiting for? Book this flight now.

This offer expires at 9:00am on Thursday April 20th, 2017.

Be Spontaneous Special: Cave B Breakfast Trip

Flying M Air will be flying down to Cave B on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to for a pair of photo flights in the area. Our scenic flight takes us down the Columbia River past the Rock Island Dam, the site of Spanish Castle, Crescent Bar, and the Gorge Amphitheater. Our return flight takes us over Potholes Coulee and Quincy Lakes.

Crescent Bar

Why not fly down from Wenatchee with us? We’ll be departing Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport at 8:30 AM sharp. While we’re taking care of our photo flights, you can visit Cave B’s excellent restaurant, Tendril, for a delicious breakfast overlooking the Columbia River near the Gorge Amphitheater. Just be back at the helicopter by 10:30 for the return flight.

Be Spontaneous and Save!

This is a “be spontaneous” offer for this date only. Normally, this flight would cost $545. But with this offer, you can save 50% — that makes it only $272.50. This price covers round trip transportation for up to 3 passengers. Total passenger weight cannot exceed 600 pounds. It does not include the cost of your meal, should you decide to dine at Tendril. (Note that Cave B’s tasting room will be closed during our morning visit.)

What are you waiting for? There’s only one flight available at this price. Book it now.


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This offer expires at 6:00pm on Tuesday August 16th, 2016.

July 4 Dam-to-Dam Tours

Four flights available on July 4.

Flying M Air is pleased to announce that its first 1/2 hour tour special is Monday, July 4. We’ll be offering 4 different time slots for 1/2 hour Dam-to-Dam Tours.

Rocky Reach Dam

From Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee, we’ll head to the Columbia River and follow it up to the Rocky Reach Dam, then turn around and follow the river back down to the Rock Island Dam. Along the way, you’ll have amazing views of East Wenatchee, Wenatchee, the Wenatchee River confluence, Malaga, both dams, and numerous parks and other points of interest. Get a new perspective of Wenatchee!

Each flight accommodates up to 3 passengers for a 30-minute flight. Weight limits apply: no passenger can weigh more than 275 and total passenger weight cannot exceed 600 pounds. All flights originate at the General Aviation Terminal at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.

This is a special offer 30-minute tour offered on specific dates. (Normally our tours have a 1-hour minimum.)

If you have questions or want to book a longer flight or Winery Trip, call us at 509-699-8044.

Buy your ticket now in our online store.

This offer expires at 11:55pm on Sunday July 3rd, 2016.

30-Minute Tours from Wenatchee

Flying M Air is pleased to offer 30-minute tours of the Wenatchee area on specific dates and times.

Normally, our flights have a one-hour minimum. But in an effort to make flying with us more affordable for folks who just want a tour of the Wenatchee Valley, we’ve begun setting aside specific weekend and holiday dates and times for shorter flights. You can see what’s available and buy tickets on our Online Store. Just look under the “Specials” heading.

Rocky Reach Dam

Specials are often available just a few days before the ticket date, so it’s important to check in occasionally if you want to find a date that works for you. But we’ll also be announcing upcoming dates on this site, so subscribing to our News & Special Offers list is probably a more reliable way to get timely announcements of upcoming special offers like 30 minute flights, as well as ride events and “Be Spontaneous!” deep discount offers for longer flights. You can subscribe by entering your email address in the form on the left side of any page on this site. Then click Subscribe and respond to the confirmation email you receive. You can unsubscribe at any time.

As with all of our flights, we can take up to 3 passengers. All flights originate at Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee and tour the Wenatchee Valley, from the Rocky Reach Dam to the Rock Island Dam and partway up the Wenatchee River. There is a 275-pound seat weight limit and the total of all passengers cannot exceed 600 pounds. Pricing for 30-minute flights is $295 plus tax. Flights are by reservation only and are subject to postponement or cancellation (with full refund, if necessary) in the event of bad weather or helicopter mechanical issues. 30-minute flights may not be used for doors-off photo flights or air taxi services.

If you have questions about our 30-minute flights or any of our other services, give us a call at 509-699-8044.

Fathers Day Weekend Special

Flying M Air is pleased to offer a special 30-minute tour for Father’s Day weekend, 2016.

Take Dad on a flight he’ll remember for a long time. From Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee, we’ll head to the Columbia River and follow it up to the Rocky Reach Dam, then turn around and follow the river back down to the Rock Island Dam. Along the way, you’ll have amazing views of East Wenatchee, Wenatchee, the Wenatchee River confluence, Malaga, both dams, and numerous parks and other points of interest. Treat Dad to a new perspective of Wenatchee!

FathersDayDad.png

Each flight accommodates up to 3 passengers for a 30-minute flight. Weight limits apply: no passenger can weigh more than 275 and total passenger weight cannot exceed 600 pounds. All flights originate at the General Aviation Terminal at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee.

This is a special offer 30-minute tour just for Father’s Day weekend. (Normally our tours have a 1-hour minimum.)

Availability is limited. To book your flight, visit our online store. If you have questions or want to book a longer flight or Winery Trip, call us at 509-699-8044.

This offer expires at 9:00am on Saturday June 18th, 2016.

Hillsboro to Wenatchee Flight

Here’s a gallery of some photos from our recent Hillsboro, OR to Wenatchee, WA flight. We were bringing the helicopter back from it’s annual inspection. Weather along the way prevented us from flying direct. Instead, we enjoyed great views of the Columbia River Gorge, wild horses on the Yakama Nation land, and a fligt up the Columbia from Mattawa.

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September Special Offer Flights

Flying M Air is pleased to offer your choice of special offers for certain dates in September, 2015.

  • Special Offer #1: 20% Off 1-hour tours
    Our regular charter rate is $545/hour. On the dates and times listed below, you can save 20% — that’s $109 — off the regular price for a one-hour tour anywhere* in the Wenatchee area.
  • Special Offer #2: Special 30-minute Tour
    Other than at ride events, our minimum flight time for tours is one hour. On the dates and times listed below, you can go for a 30-minute tour anywhere* in the Wenatchee area for $272.50.

Scene from a ride.

These special offers are available on the following dates only:

  • Saturday, September 5: 8 AM – 9:30 AM, 2:30 PM – 4 PM
  • Thursday, September 10: 10 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 19: 8 AM – 9:30 AM, 2:30 PM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 26: 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Wednesday, September 30: 9 AM – 11 AM

Interested in a custom helicopter tour you’ll remember forever? What are you waiting for? Call us now! 509-699-8044


*Please note that we cannot fly in areas covered by temporary flight restrictions due to firefighting activities. We can take up to 3 passengers on either special offer flight; weight limits apply. Special offers cannot be combined. Reservations are required. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

Wenatchee to Hillsboro Flight

Here’s a gallery of some photos from our recent Wenatchee, WA to Hillsboro, OR flight. We had one passenger take us up on our very special offer. Although the flight started out smokey due to the fires in North Central Washington, things cleared up halfway through the flight, giving us awesome views of the Klickitat River, Columbia River Gorge, and Portland areas.

Here are a few shots from our nosecam:

You can enjoy views like this! Call us about availability on our return flight or another upcoming helicopter repositioning flight.