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During the year TacAero will be embarking on 10 trips. On all trips we will have a maintenance technician to assist with any upgrades, maintenance or work needed to your aircraft. We will also have several of our CFI’s there ready to jump in your aircraft with you to help increase your skill level during the trip. If you would like to join an expedition, email iwaghorn@tacaero.com or click the request invite link on your dashboard.

2022 EXPEDITIONS

Ozark Expedition
April 29-may 2

Let's get the expedition season started with experiencing the Ozarks! The Ozark expedition will be taking you through Arkansas and Missouri, giving the best backcountry experience this mountain range has to offer. Starting in Bentonville (KVBT) and ending in Branson (KBBG). This region is known for its many outdoor activities, mountain biking, hiking, and many lakes and rivers that produce some of the best fishing in the country.

We will be starting the trip with everyone flying into Bentonville (KVBT) Friday afternoon for a meet and greet at Summit Aviation's wonderful facilities. This is a great place to end a long day of travel and get rested for the start of the expedition Saturday. We will be staying at the Museum Hotel, with a set menu dinner just for us. The next two days will be filled with exploring new runways and staying at a couple of great lodges.  Saturday night will be ending the day of flying at Gastons White River Resort. Known for their fishing and beautiful grass runway. A must stay for the adventurous backcountry pilot. Sunday we will finish up the trip in Branson (KBBG) at the Big Cedar Lodge. This is an incredible Lodge with many amazing amenities including one of the best golf courses in the country. Again we will have a catered dinner and breakfast for everyone. This will be a trip that you don't want to miss out on and the first of the season.

Crew: Kris, Hayden, Ian

THREE FORKS Expedition
May 19-22

The Launch Edition Expedition is the most luxurious expedition on our list! Bring your spouse, partner or a friend for this one! A 3-day Backcountry Expedition based from the premier wellness destination of the world, ‘Three Forks Ranch’. In between flying through the backcountry of Wyoming and Colorado you will get to experience America’s finest trout stream, sublime spa, and Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Staff. Along with gourmet dining and deluxe suites you will be well rested before your daily flight adventures. TacAero instructors will also be hosting training seminars during the weekend and will be able to hop in the back of your aircraft and assist you in expanding your skills. The nearest GA airport is Dixon, WY (KDWX).

Crew: Ian, Kris, Wes, Hayden

ALASKA Expedition
June  11-23

Unfortunately due to continued travel restrictions into Canada we have been forced to cancel this years Alaska Expedition.


MONTANA Expedition
JULY 10-14

PRIVATE

Crew: Jeremy, Wes, Ian, Hayden

OSHKOSH Expedition
JULY 22-29

We will lead 2 separate groups to Oshkosh for a few days of the airshow and return. Flying as a large group is a lot of fun and you will get to experience the comradery of fellow members. The group departing Hood River will route via Idaho to Sturgis for our first night in Deadwood. This is where we will join up with Group B coming from Denver. In Deadwood we will get to see the reenactment of an old West fun fight in the streets and eat an amazing steak dinner in the basement of an old hotel. The following day we depart Sturgis and head to Pierre (KPIR) for fuel. The trip between Sturgis and Pierre is some of the best flying during this trip. We will find gravel bars and fields to land in. Low level for about 300miles.  We will spend the night in South Dakota after getting a tour of the Dakota Cub factory. The final day will be flying into Oshkosh where we will have accommodation nearby. All aircraft will be tied down in the camping section and a day tent set up for a place to relax during the long days at Oshkosh. TacAero has access to BnB’s less than 30 minutes from KOSH and our guests will be able to stay there. We will depart Oshkosh on the morning of July 28th, this gives us a chance to see the night airshow on the 27th. We will lead the groups back to our original departure points.

Crew: Hayden, Ian, Kris

IDAHO Expedition
August 5 - 7

The very destination from our film: Idaho - Into the Backcountry. We will get to spend a couple days experiencing the Idaho Backcountry. Routing along the Sawtooth mountains for breakfast at Sulphur Creek. Stopping off at the famous Idaho Backcountry strips along the way. From skeet shooting to the occasional tannerite explosion, dirt bikes and getting the ATV stuck in the mud makes for a great boys weekend away.

Crew: Jeremy, Wes, Hayden, Ian

WAAAM FLY IN
September 8-11

TacAero hosts the annual WAAAM Fly In at our home base, Hood River, OR. We invite all our members to join us at the fly-in and experience vintage flying. Our Waco UPF-7 will be available for all members to experience. Jeremy will be hosting a dinner at his private hangar on Friday September 9th. During the weekend there will be hundreds of vintage aircraft flying and our clients will receive unrestricted access to WAAAM’s amazing displays. Clients who have joined us in the past have found this as an event not to be missed.

Crew: Jeremy, Ian, Hayden, Wes, Kris

MOAB Expedition
September 15-19

Cubs have been known for being the 4x4’s of the skies so why not travel to the Mecca of 4x4’s and test out the theory? This trip will be the most adventurous trip on our calendar. Spending 3 days flying and playing in Moab, Utah will provide more off airport landings than any other expedition of the year. An estimated 55 landing sites will be explored and when finally tired of flying, you could be driving side-by-sides through the jeep trails, ATV riding, ballooning, rock climbing, river activities, skydiving, biking and fishing.

Crew: Ian, Kris, Hayden, Wes, Jeremy

SOUTHWEST Expedition
September 21-26

Departing Moab we will get to explore many of the off airport strips around Moab whilst routing up to the Fishlake National Forest. After resting in Cedar City we route to Lake Powell and along Monument Valley and then onto the Grand Canyon. We will arrive at the Bar Ten Ranch in time to watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon. The next morning we route past the Winslow Meteor Crater and will finish up in beautiful Sedona, AZ totalling around 1,000 miles. During this trip you will experience the rugged terrain of Moab to the mountainous valleys, canyons with some of the most breath taking natural wonders of the world.

Crew: Jeremy, Hayden, Ian, Kris

EXPEDITIONS IN PLANNING

BAJA 1000
South America
Africa
Europe
Iceland
New Zealand

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