Based in McMinnville, Konect Aviation offers helicopter scenic tours of a vast portion of Oregon. Our tours range from the splashing waters of Multnomah Falls, the Columbia River Gorge, Portland Downtown to the ripe vineyards in the Willamette Valley Winecountry, and the expansive and pristine Oregon coast.
Finding the right location to learn to fly a helicopter or airplane is the first step in getting the best training. At Konect Aviation we want each student to be successful and confident in flying helicopters and airplanes.
Every student gets personal one-on-one training to ensure the best learning experience.
At the McMinnville Municipal Airport we are offering FBO Services to the general aviation community such as fuel and pilot supplies. We are focusing on making your arrival and departure at our Oregon Wine Country airport the best experience with the greatest service that you deserve.
Do you have questions about our FBO services, our helicopter tours or helicopter or airplane flight training?
Gift Certificates are perfect to give away the gift of flight!
Why a Gift Certificate
The Gift Certificates for our helicopter tours fit into cards or Christmas stockings. They are easy to purchase and we can mail them directly to the recipient if you prefer. Gift Certificates allow for convenient flight scheduling that fits around the presentees preference. They are good for one year so they get to choose what season they would like to take the helicopter ride.
What kind of flights
You can purchase a Gift Certificate for any scenic flight package or custom tour. Our most popular flights are:
- 10 min. McMinnville Tour: $138 for 2 passengers
- 20 min. McMinnville Winecountry: $258 for 2 passengers
- 55 min. Portland Columbia Gorge: $898 for 2 passengers
- introductory flight lesson: $249
See our price list for a more comprehensive list of packaged flights and prices. We can always quote you a custom tour as well.
How to order
Send check or money order to Konect or give us a call, we can take credit cards by phone, or if you'd rather meet us in person, schedule a time to meet us at the office to pick up your gift certificate.
Please contact us for further details or to order your gift certificate.
Overfly the blast area of Mt. St. Helens and imagine the power of nature when you look at the crater left over from the 1980s explosion. The north side of the mountain is completely gone. Gray, vast rocky lava flows are still visible, as well as tree stumps lying on the ground.
Mt. St. Helens from Portland Downtown
We will pick you up at the Portland Downtown Helipad and cross Portland International Airport on our way to the volcanoe that erupted in 1980. Enroute you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of rolling hills and lakes.
Your breath will be taken away when we circle around the mountain, the crater coming into view as you experience the opposite of the beauty of nature. It's shear power! A vast landscape, trees, blown over from the blast, everything still visible as it is untouched since the eruption.
Our tour is about 1.2 hours long, no long drive or hike. Enjoy this iconic mountain from the comfy seat of our helicopter.
See our pricelist for detailed rates.
Enjoy wine tasting at Oregons best wineries from a new perspective!
Oregon is a growing wine area with a lot of great wineries producing some of the worlds best wines.
The Willamette Valley is the center of the Oregon wine country and home of hundreds of wine tasting rooms. It makes for a great afternoon or even weekend to come and stay here and enjoy the views and tasting beautifully crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other wines.
Transportation can be challenging, one of the best ways to travel between vineyards is by helicopter. We offer helicopter wine tasting tours that will not just save you hours of driving in a car, but will also give you a great impression of how the area and the vineyards are layed out. All with beautiful views of the hills, towns and vineyards.
We can pick you up right in Portland Downtown, McMinnville Airport, or a lot of other places and fly you to a variety of vineyards. You will feel like a celebrity when everyone turns their heads wondering who's arriving in a private helicopter. Our pilot will point out scenic spots along the route and show and explain interesting facta about the history of the valley and soils.
Enjoy a relaxing day in wine country with tastings and transportation from a different perspective.
Wine tasting tours by helicopter.
Please contact with us any questions you have!