Mt. St. Helens Helicopter Tour

The Time is Approaching for Our Field Trip to Mt. St. Helens! 

The deadline for your payment is Thursday, Sept 29th, 2016. There are two payment methods:

By check: total cost $257.40. Make your check out to:

The Geological Society of the Oregon Country
and send to PO Box 907,
Portland, OR 97207-0907.

Online payment: $265.17 (covers online payment fees).  Follow link below:


Tour Info

We will meet at the Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center, (15000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA) at 10:00am on Saturday, Oct 1. The visitor center is located 27 miles east of Castle Rock, WA on Hwy 504. It has a gift shop, restaurant with outdoor deck and beautiful view of the Toutle River valley and Mt. St. Helens. It also has educational items on the 1980 eruption. It will be a nice place to wait your turn on the helicopter.

The helicopter holds 3-4 people besides the pilot. The pilot will arrange the passengers according to his guidelines, but an effort will be made to keep couples and members with visitors together.

Sheila Alfsen will give you a thorough presentation on the 1980 eruption before you go on the ride, and the pilot can point out places of special interest. 

What to wear

Plan accordingly for the weather. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring a sweater as it is cooler up in the air than it is on the ground.  Bring your camera and binoculars if desired. Wear sunscreen.

Hillsboro Aviation is interested in your satisfaction, so if the weather is too cloudy to get a good view, we will cancel and your money will be refunded.

IMPORTANT! Sheila will consult with your pilot the day before we fly, and if he feels a weather cancellation is in order, you will be notified by email. Check your email before you head out on Saturday. If you have questions, call Sheila at 503-939-6003.