- $550 for roundtrip fly-out fishing/camping for up to three ($1,770 value)
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.