Sorry to hear this didn’t meet your expectations. Some of our tour routes, like this one, are restricted to 25 miles from the airport which is an FAA rule. So we, and each of our pilots, are required to abide by that rule without exception. In addition, we also may alter the published route due to weather or other out of our control circumstances (still within that 25 mile radius) to complete the flight. This makes every flight unique to each group and unfortunately we can’t guarantee what each flight will be like when flying to Mt. Hood.
As for the pictures, there are dozens of pictures provided by us and from various other guests that have flown this flight tour showing Mt. Hood from different perspectives, some taken with phones or professional level cameras at different stages of the flight. We specifically chose the different pictures, instead of just the 2 in question, to help give an idea on what you may expect during the flight.