Experience the Columbia River Gorge from the Air!
The Columbia River Gorge is a natural wonder, complete with majestic waterfalls, jaw-dropping cliffs and an unbelievable mix of water, forest and sky. Perhaps the best way to take it in is from the air. Many providers offer scenic air tours, an experience that combines the region's sheer natural beauty with the thrill of flight. Scenic flights extend beyond The Gorge, allowing visitors to take in the sights of Mt. Hood, Portland and more. The Troutdale Airport is the base for many of these operations, adding a completely unique angle to the “Gateway to The Gorge!”
Envi Adventures offers sightseeing flights of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, Portland and more. Based at the Troutdale Airport, Envi utilities Cessna fixed-wing aircraft maintained to and above FAA regulatory standards, equipped with modern technology and flown by extremely capable and well-trained pilots who know the area well. As a result, Envi offers the safest and most exhilarating experience possible!
Hillsboro Heli Academy - If a periodic scenic tour is not enough, check out the Hillsboro Aero Academy at the Troutdale Airport. The Academy is one of the largest multi-campus helicopter and airplane flight schools in the United States, with additional locations in Hillsboro and Redmond. It is an FAA-approved flight school with training under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141 and Part 61.
Other high-quality providers of scenic air tours of The Gorge include: