$550 for Roundtrip Flight for Up to 3 for Camping or Fishing Trip at Above Alaska Aviation ($1,770 Value)

Talkeetna

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There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

The Deal

Trained pilots lift off from Talkeetna aboard an aircraft equipped with floats for water landings. They transport fishermen and campers to and from remote lakes and rivers. Whether they want a daylong fishing excursion or a week in the wilderness, clients can stay out for as long as they like.

Above Alaska Aviation

Over sweeping evergreen pine forests and snow-capped mountains, the pilots from Above Alaska Aviation's FAR flight school hone their craft. FAA-certified instructors coach students in a range of specialized flight training in a fleet of 7EC Champ aircraft, as well as a PA-18 Super Cub and Cessna 180B. They train private pilot students in tailwheel aircraft from start to finish, tailwheel endorsements, and single-engine sea float ratings on the mountain lakes of Susitna Valley. Students learn the basics of flying tail-wheel aircraft—planes with landing gear on the tail—to hone skill sets, enhance their understanding of flight safety, and help them feel superior to carrier pigeons. When not teaching flight, bush pilots ferry passengers to remote wilderness areas where they can hike, fish, or hunt with rifles and bows.

In a Nutshell

FAA-certified bush pilots water-land near remote locations during a roundtrip flight for fishermen or campers

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 15th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. 48-hr cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older or have legal guardian permission. Hikers are responsible for all of their own supplies (375 pound passenger and gear maximum). Subject to weather and availability. Must be used by August 15, 2014. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Gear and getaways for outdoor adventures, from hiking to ski vacations

All Locations

  • Talkeetna (3343.2 miles)

    22743 S Terminal Ave.

    Talkeetna, Alaska 99676

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