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Captain Drake's Family Aerial Adventures

Illinois Valley Airport (3S4), 424 Airport Drive, Cave Junction, OR 97523
+1 541-415-0600
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Owner description: We are an adventure vacation destination. We offer rooms in our very unique hilltop home and flight school. Captain Drake's is both a lodge and flight... more » Owner description: We are an adventure vacation destination. We offer rooms in our very unique hilltop home and flight school. Captain Drake's is both a lodge and flight school providing instruction for sport pilots and ultralight airmen. In the event that you would like to transition into sport pilot or step up from sport pilot to private pilot we can help. « less
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Grants Pass, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

By sheer happenstance, I was offered a ride with Captain Drake in his beautiful Ercoupe. Wolf, the owner and operator of the whole business is both a great pilot and instructor, as well as being patient, friendly, and extremely generous while I fumbled with the controls. The best place I've seen to learn how to fly, and I'll be returning... More

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Lodi, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Captain Drake's Family Aerial Adventures is a unique and awesome experience. Wolf is an outstanding certified flight instructor flying one of the safest aircrafts ever built, the awesome Ercoupe. My girlfriend and I spent the night at the lodge on our way to Washington and I was so impressed and comfortable with Wolf that I returned a month later and... More

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Happy Valley, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What an excellent place to spend the nigh away from home. You actually feel like you are at home inmediately. We are recomending Captain Drake's Family airel adventures to all of our friends. You will not be despointed. Take a short trip and check out yourself. :) We will certainly go back .

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Cave Junction, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a great way to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the valley. Every view from the lodge is a site to be seen not to mention the media room along with the great swimming pool. Then a bonus to do a fly over or take a lesson and see even more. Wolf is a great host, and teacher. His lodge... More

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What I like Best is the ability to stay in the BEAUTIFUL lodge @ night while attending flight school during the day or just flying around for pleasure. The pictures on this site are a just a tease of the Breath taking veiws and Landscape! I highly recommend this experience, whether it is for education or sport. Other recomended visits... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful views, fabulous hospitality, and fantastic value for such an amazing day in Southern Oregon.

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Medford, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The valley is beautiful, especially when viewed by air. The lodge is cozy and a great place for a family visit. Wolf is knowledgeable about the area and was able to help us find a great activities for us and the kids, including the Oregon Caves, swimming spots, and more. I definitely recommend the Illinois Valley as a place to... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am considering a purchase of this type aircraft and wanted to fly one first. Wolf did a nice job of taking time to explain some systems and handling characteristics to me. I am more experienced with larger and faster airplanes and this is another world! It was a lot of fun. He is obviously a very competent flight instructor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Had an absolutely wonderful experience. I can't say enough good things about the captain and his lodge. My children flew with him and are hooked. I had no idea it could be so affordable to gives children this experience. He is so calm and kind. This is something we will never forget and will be back for more. Thank you... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Wolf (Jason) Emonds is the best instructor/guide/host one can find in the area. First, he is professional. Second -- he absolutely loves what he does, and deeply appreciates interest and inspiration of others. Third, he knows Northwest. With this package you cannot loose. If you are looking for one-time flight experience; or if you consider long two-week adventure with different... More

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