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I have wanted to fly in a small sport aircraft for a long time. It's very hard to find a place... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Eugene, Oregon
Airplane camping

We traveled to the Illinois Valley airport where Captain Drake's Family Aerial Adventures is... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Roseburg, Oregon
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Captain Drake's flight lodge is a beautiful place to stay whether you are staying a night or for several weeks while engaged in your flight training. We are an adventure vacation destination flight school providing instruction for sport pilots and...more
3S4 Illinois Valley Airport, 424 Airport Drive, Cave Junction, OR 97523
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

I have wanted to fly in a small sport aircraft for a long time. It's very hard to find a place that allows introductory flights so I was happy to drive several hours to get the chance. I was able to fly in two different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We traveled to the Illinois Valley airport where Captain Drake's Family Aerial Adventures is located, we camped at the airport where the facilities were great. Captain Drake had a fun and fulfilling Friday bbq of dogs and burgers, a loaner car that was the best...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Great views, fabulous lodge and wonderful people! This is the best place to stay in the Illinois Valley! And if you are a pilot or want to learn how to fly, this is the place👍🏽

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JosephineOphiolite
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I contacted Wolf at Captain Drakes Family Aerial Adventures about a year ago when looking for a sport pilot CFI to train me in my own plane. He was very helpful and set me off in the right direction about the FAA application process. Ultimately,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank XrayDelta
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I've stayed at Captain Drake's several times over the last few years, and I'm never disappointed! The home itself is unique, the view from the porch is the most beautiful in the valley, and it always feel like home. Dhonne and Wolf are kind, funny,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I purchased a restored Ercoupe and began an Internet search to find an instructor familiar with the type. My spouse and I live in Missouri, but I ran across Captain Drake's Family Aerial Adventures during my search and kept returning after doing an extensive search....More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Kz10002014
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Whether you're a student in his flight school or looking for a couple day fly away destination, Wolf and Captain Drake's Family aerial adventures is a great choice. A wonderful airport less than an hr from the Scenic Oregon coast with a welcoming town with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rookie D
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful lodge in a picturesque setting with a tranquil view that goes on for miles! So peaceful and relaxing. Very cozy, clean and comfortable. And happy hosts to make you feel right at home.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 1ann_fox
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This place offers introductory flight for a very reasonable price. Wolf has two planes you can choose to take a ride. They also have a lodge that has a great view of the valley. Their Air BnB house sits on top of the hill and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank adrian y
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The home/lodge is outstanding, Wolf and Don are very accommodating and friendly. The decorations for Christmas were a delight. Overall our stay was great!

Date of experience: December 2015
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Roselle M
2 September 2018|
Response from JosephineOphiolite | Reviewed this property |
Yes, one passenger at a time. Also, not big people. My son is 6’7” and weighs 250 pounds and he is too heavy to fly in Captain Drakes’ planes. They are sport planes, two seaters.