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May 22

Bear viewing in Chinitna Bay

Spring has sprung and the bears are here!  It appears that the bears are finally waking up in Chinitna Bay.  The first few signs of life have been spotted there just this week, with bear activity expected to pick up greatly by the end of May.  We have already had several bear viewing requests here …

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May 09

Brooks Camp in May

We have kicked off a busier May than usual by being the first floatplane air taxi willing to go to Katmai. Lake Hood in Anchorage is still frozen so the only available floatplanes are here on Beluga Lake in Homer. Construction and Katmai National Park projects were just waiting for the lake to open up. …

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May 08

…and we are ready to fly!

Steller Air is ready to kick off the 2013 summer season! As of Monday, we have our first plane in the water and we are already taking flights. Our office will officially open on May 15th with May hours of 9am-5pm every day. But call us anytime to book your Alaskan floatplane adventure!

Sep 10

Celebrity Scenic Flight

It’s a celebrity scenic flight day! David Putnam, who is Amelia Earhart’s step-grandson, brought his whole family on a flight see. He has interesting memories to share about his grandmother and is excited to introduce his children to the world of flight. After clearing the season’s first frost off the wings, we take the Putnams …

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Aug 26

Which weigh are the bears?

One of the fly fisherman headed out on a day trip today claims to be a former director of the CIA—or another member in this party claimed this. Perhaps this is why his weight must be a state secret. We were told he weighs 220, the scale says 285… that’s a new record at Steller …

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Aug 18

Sportsmans’ Week

It’s a sportsmans’ week at Steller Air. We’ve got a group of fly fishermen from Texas that are excited about a number of fly fishing destinations. First, they are fishing in Kenai Fjords National Park at Delight Lake for trout and salmon. Next they will go for Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden at Crescent Lake …

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Aug 14

Real Life Aerial Real Estate Filming

Reality television is popular in Alaska and Steller Air has played its bit parts. “Buying Alaska” is a Discovery Channel show akin to “House Hunters.” It is a so-called ‘reality’ show about shopping for real estate.   The couple house shopping on this episode were to pretend that the guy was flying his wife and …

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Aug 10

A Good-Looking Flightsee

A woman from Scotland booked a scenic flight but we must delay so that she can adjust her makeup. We don’t have a mirror in the office at Steller Air, but she uses the photo application on her phone so that she can see her eyelids. Fortunately, the business card holders at Steller Air just …

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Aug 05

Expensive cow semen

A couple from Nebraska in matching black sweat suits would like to book a charter flight to Chirikof Island to extract semen from a feral cattle herd that has been on the island from the 1940s. They would like to employ a floatplane in Alaska to help diversify their cattle stock in Nebraska. A local …

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Aug 02

Parting the clouds with song…and other talents of the Steller Air crew

Because of fog and rain, we spent the morning on weather delay to Brooks Camp. Bear viewing sometimes has to wait for good weather. After learning that the waiting customers are from Italy, Doug put on some Frank Sinatra tunes. After a little time, Alice and Doug figure out how to sing his safety briefing …

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