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Rio Aviation Inc.

Terlingua, TX, USA
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About Rio Aviation Inc.
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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Mark H wrote a review Yesterday
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This was the #1 thing we where looking for on our Big Bend trip and he canceled last minute and blamed Covid. I literally called him and asked if everything was still on 2 weeks before the flight and he said yes Covid isn't shutting much down here and guaranteed me he would be open. But 5 days before the flight he claimed he had "a new policy and his plane was down for maintenance etc." He was very short and fast to get off the phone. No "hey I have a friend that can take you or maybe try these people" He could of cared less. *If another pilot is reading this you could make a fortune by doing flight tours in Big Bend because he knows he is the only one in town and his service sucks.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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KMW_atx wrote a review Sep 2020
Austin, Texas3 contributions
Definitely a “must do” if you’re in Study Butte/Terlingua!!! Weather is always a factor when flying, and Marcos was so accommodating to make sure the conditions were just right for the flight. Had to switch days, which we had flexibility to do. Marcos Paredes definitely puts his knowledge as a former park ranger to use. Very professional, knowledgeable, and a fount of information about the area. And a great pilot on top of that. An hour flight would be fun, but so glad we opted for two hours.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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GigEmAgs88 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Antonio, Texas5 contributions
Marco is an excellent guide and pilot. He spent the last 10years of his Ranger career at the Big Bend so is full of knowledge and experience. Me and my 13 year old loved the ride worth every penny and the time. Thanks Marco
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Herbert M wrote a review Dec 2019
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Worth of every single penny! Great air tour gives you the real image about the area and overwhelming nature. Marcos is the best pilot, knows absolutely everything about the life in la frontera. Even if you have been flying with him before, he takes you to the new places every time. Been flying with him 3 times and looking forward for the next one.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Clara S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Marcos is a wealth of knowledge and an excellent pilot! We had an amazing time listening to his stories and enjoying the spectacular views! He is salt of the Earth!!! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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