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We had an outstanding flight with Marcos. If you love the Big Bend Region, you need to see it from 6,000 feet to truly appreciate the vastness and beauty. Marcos is very, very knowledgeable and fun guide and we highly reccommend Rio Aviation
Thanks to our fabulous pilot, we have a whole new appreciation for Big Bend Ranch State Park, Santa Elena Canyon, and the Chisos. Seeing it from the air with someone who knows the area so well was an experience we will treasure. From beginning to...More
It's really hard to put into words how professional and knowledgeable Marcos is at his job. Neither the wife or I had ever been on a single engine airplane but Marcos gives a very thorough safety talk beforehand to explain everything. Once we were in...More
Marcos Peredes, retired Park Ranger with more than 30 years of service knows Big Bend National Park as well as anyone. He was in charge of Search and Rescue for many years. He was River Ranger for a lot of years. He guided horseback into...More
We spent eight days in the Big Bend area, hiking, canoeing, biking, exploring back road and local haunts. Many highlights! Perhaps the highest highlight of all was our hour-and-a-half flight with Marcos!! He showed us part of the local area, most of the state park,...More
We booked our flight with Marcos at the last minute. He was very careful with safety precautions and gave us confidence. In the air Marcos had a wealth of knowledge, was patient and friendly at all times answering our questions with enthusiasm for a place...More
Date of experience: July 2017
Marcos P, Owner at Rio Aviation Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017
Thanks for the kind review. A positive experience is what we aim for.
We took the one and a half hour tour on June 14th. It was very hazy but calm air perfect for flying. Marcos is as all the other reviews State he is a wealth of knowledge very personable and a thorough and safe pilot. We...More
Marcos is very friendly and experienced. This was my family first experience on a Cessna. We enjoyed it however, one of my sons got air sickness (thank goodness for the sick bags) When I booked in December, I asked for a sunset tour, so we...More
Rio Aviation is the only way to go for touring the Big Bend area by air. Marcos Paredes (Pilot/Owner) has a long history in the area and extensive knowledge of the region.
We had a flawless flight and enjoyed the scenic beauty and interesting information...More
Date of experience: April 2017
Marcos P, Owner at Rio Aviation Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017
Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate the good review, and I'm glad you enjoyed your flight.
We so enjoyed our flight with Marcos! He is a wonderful personality who has had a fascinating life in the Big Bend area. He provided so much information that you would not learn otherwise, and seeing the area from above allowed you to appreciate it...More