Rio Aviation is now authorized to conduct scenic flights over Big Bend National Park. Operating in the area since 2010 Rio Aviation has been offering tours primarily over the Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Santa Elena Reserve. Rio Aviation will still strive to avoid flights over sensitive or populated areas of the park, and the surrounding communities, but we will now be offering flights over the Sierra Quemada, the Rio Grande, and the Mule Ears area as well.
Pilot Marcos Paredes, owner of Rio Aviation Inc., would like to show you the fascinating Big Bend area from the air. He retired from a career as a National Park Ranger, and wants to share his unique perspective. His extensive "boots on the ground" experience coupled with a birds eye view from his airplane is a truly enlightening experience.