Alaska Seaplanes Homer Alaska
Kachemak Air Service
Floatplane Charter 1967 - 2000
for Brown Bear Viewing, Sightseeing
over Kenai, Cook Inlet, McNeil River, Katmai, Shuyak State Park, Kodiak
For 34 years we successfully operated this beautiful, hardworking deHavilland Otter and other aircraft for sightseeing, brown bear viewing, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, fishing, and carrying cargo. Click here to read an article from the local paper about the end of this era in our lives.
Taking off in the Beaver from McNeil River in the early '70s on a stormy day."
We bought the Beaver, N9762Z, in 1970. It had 2,000 hours when we got it and 18,000 on it when we sold it. I put 7,000 of those hours on it myuself. Went to Canada in 1996 and I don't know where it is now.
Someone asked me the other day if we'd had other airplanes and I felt a pang for those airplanes that I spent all that time in. I had the Goose of course, which I also loved, and the Widgeon, which was not as loveable and the 310 which was like having a Porsch, twice the speed of the Otter......but the de Havillands, the Beaver and the Otter, were my Home for thirty years.
But now we enjoying sharing our experience in Alaska flying a lovely
Travel Air 6000B on sightseeing flights.
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