Pricing Overview

Bush Pilot Course Float Rating Winter Ski Flying
May - October Mid-May - October March - April
$2,200.00 $2,100.00 $2,000.00

Includes 3 Nights Lodging, 5 hours flight time, 2-3 hours per day of theory.

The Bush Pilot course is the most practical way to learn off-airport techniques / operations from pilots that make a living at it! In this course you will be taught the judgment & skills necessary to make safe off-airport site assessments. Our aircraft have 31" Bush Wheels, giving us the safety margin in rough landing areas like the gravel bars, mountaintops & the unimproved wilderness strips we'll be landing at. They are all part of the course. The lodging is excellent and relaxing. You can bring a non-flying friend for free. This workshop is a blast!


Airplane Single Engine Sea. Commercial or Private. This includes: 3 nights Lodging, A/C & Instructor, check ride is additional.

We will be training on the many remote and beautiful lakes that surround the base at Christiansen Lake (AK-8) in Talkeetna. 20,320 foot Mt. McKinley will dominate the sky line as you fly in this beautiful area.

Training will involve 2 days flight and 6 hours ground with the check ride on the 3rd day. It is not uncommon to stop and catch a trout during our flight training, or see moose & grizzly bears on the river. Check out your accommodations on the Lodging page.


Includes 3 Nights lodging, 5 hours flight, 2-3 hours per day prep & ski.

Spring ski flying is the best! Fly in the beautiful Alaskan winter and learn to maneuver a ski plane. Land and take-off from snow-covered frozen lakes, fly the Alaska Range, and land on the glaciers of the Talkeetna Mountains. We stop to identify tracks of our winter inhabitants, and enjoy a ski trek in the unspoiled wilderness of ALASKA. Bring your suntan lotion because it's sunny that time of year!


2016 Season Pricing Sheet
  • Base Float Course - $2100 + check ride
  • Base Bush Course - $2200
  • Base Ski Course - $2000
  • Hourly Rates:
  • Skis - $220/hr
  • Floats - $220/hr
  • Bush - $320/hr (first 5 hours), $220/hr (after 5 hrs)
  • TriPacer - $180/hr
  • Lodging Per Night:
  • Private Room - $80
  • Private Room with Bathroom - $120
  • Studio Cabin with Bathroom - $150
  • Base Packages with Upgrades:
  • Float Rating (ASES) with Private Room - $2100 + check ride
  • Float Rating (ASES) with Private Room with Bathroom:
    $2250 + check ride
  • Floats Rating (ASES) with Cabin - $2400 + check ride
  • Bush Course with Private Room - $2200
  • Bush Course with Private Room with Bathroom - $2350
  • Bush Course with Cabin - $2500
  • Ski Course with Private Room - $2000
  • Ski Course with Private Room with Bathroom - $2150
  • Don’s Hourly Rate – additional $60/hr (excluding skis)

What Our Students Say

"This is the most fun I've had on my whole Alaska vacation."Kris brings his headset everywhere he goes so his is ready for any opportunity to fly...

~ Kris Aguilar

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