Our fleet of floatplanes are in the air daily to service a multitude of customer groups as well as our own backcountry outpost cabins. Frequently seats can be made available to aviation enthusiasts to accompany the bush pilots on one of their charter flights. If you would like to experience true northern bush flying in one of the most remote mountain regions in the world our immaculately maintained DeHavilland Canada Turbine DHC-3 Otter as well as our Cessna TU206G Stationair float planes can take you on a real- world adventure to showcase the lives and times of bush pilots. $350/pers.
DISCOUNT: Any guests spending 1 week or more at the Northern Rockies Lodge enjoys a $100 discount off any pre- booked Bushpilot Adventure.
Urs and Kris in the Cockpit of DHC3-Otter
FLYING BUSHPLANES and FLOATPLANES IN CANADA'S WILDERNESS
Charter one of our airplanes and tour yourself around Canada's north with one of our experienced bush pilots. We will take you to places such as the remote wilderness of the Muskwa Kechika, Virginia Falls, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Great Bear Lake or any other location of your choice. If you hold a valid pilot's licence we can give you the check out on the C-172 on wheels, the C-TU206G on floats, or the DHC3-Turbine Single Otter.
Interested to receive a Canadian seaplane endorsement rather than just fly for fun? Our experienced floatplane pilots can train you (CPL only). Come spend 10 days at the Northern Rockies Lodge in the heart of the best seaplane and mountain flying training area in North America.
If you book a seaplane course with us we gladly discount accomodations and meals by 10% for the duration of your stay.
Your Lakeshore Cabin right at the Floatplane Base
RATES - Including exclusive use of the aircraft, fuel, safety pilot, landing and docking fees, use of our infrastructure such as outpost cabins and boats.
C-TU206G Floatplane - $490/hr, DHC3-T Otter Floatplane - $1500/hr,
C-172 wheelplane - $390/hr. The quoted rates are based on a total 10 flying hours or more with any of our three airplanes.
DHC3 - Turbine Single Otter landing at Muncho Lake
OUR BUSH PILOTS
After obtaining his commercial pilot's licence in Switzerland and flying in the deserts of Libya, bush pilot Urs has been flying in Canada's north for over 30 years. His knowledge and experience guarantees a safe environment. Urs loved flying his DHC-2 Beaver which he had from 1983 through 2011. Urs cannot get enough of flying the DHC3-Turbine Single Otter while enjoying the luxury of operating from any of the lakes the Beaver used to go to but with 2x time loading capacity.
Urs (Left) Kris (Right)
Bush pilot Kris obtained his pilot's licence in 2003 at age 16. Over the last 10 years he has flown extensively in Canada's sub-arctic regions and in the mountains of British Columbia. Kris mostly flies the C-TU206G and C-172 and is starting his sixth season working for the Northern Rockies Lodge/ Liard Air Ltd.
For foreign license validations please visit Transport Canada Website for pilots. Please scroll down to Recreational Flying In Canada.