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Rio Aviation Inc.

1 Joe Moss Road, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-557-9477
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Our Second time in Terlingua

It's really hard to put into words how professional and knowledgeable Marcos is at his job. Neither... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Eric L
Marcos, Master of the Big Bend Sky!

Marcos Peredes, retired Park Ranger with more than 30 years of service knows Big Bend National Park... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
rphmcbride
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Houston, Texas
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Offering flightseeing adventures over Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, the Reserva Santa Elena, and the Dahlquist Research site.
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  • Very good6%
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“great pilot” (6 reviews)
“great flight” (6 reviews)
“scenic flight” (5 reviews)
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1 Joe Moss Road, Terlingua, TX 79852
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+1 432-557-9477
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

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

2  Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

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

1  Thank rphmcbride
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

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

Thank jeff600
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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.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

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

Thank YT2222
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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.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Marcos is a wonderful pilot and extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Having lived in the area so long, plus he is a retired Park Ranger, he can amaze you with history as you are looking down right at it. Plus he is just a very nice...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Marcos is a wonderful pilot and gives excellent detail about what you are seeing. The flight covers a big area and put the Big Bend area in perspective.

Thank stan8946
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