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Jul 04

Getting the most out of your Brooks Camp visit

In July, the waterfalls at Brooks River are packed with salmon jumping upstream to get to their spawning grounds. This attracts the crowds – of hungry coastal brown bears! That is great since it is an incredible sight to be seen. However, these sights attract crowds of people. Most of us try to avoid standing …

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Jun 30

Bearviewing at Brooks Camp Begins Tomorrow

Brooks Camp bear viewing for the 2016 season is on! Fish are jumping and the bears are in the falls. The bear camera is live now, so stay tuned to see how many bears are out there each day! Brooks Camp is located at the mouth of the Brooks River on the shore of Naknek …

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Jun 24

Homer Newbie Chronicles: Fly-Hike-Boat

Uran here again reporting on my most recent flight adventure – the Fly-Hike-Boat we offer in conjunction with Mako’s Water Taxi. Our esteemed pilot Jimmy got the trip started off with a quick and beautiful scenic flight over to Leisure Lake (China Poot Lake). He pulled the plane up to the beach at the entrance …

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Jun 05

Volcanoes, bears, and a glacier… all in a flightsee!

Interested in seeing bears but don’t have an entire day to devote to a bear viewing trip? Join us on a volcano and bear viewing tour and see bears from the air! This 1.5 hour flightsee leaves from Beluga Lake in Homer and heads west over the Cook Inlet towards the Mt. Iliamna volcano. You …

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Jun 02

Homer Newbie Chronicles: The 1-Hour Flightsee

Hello all. Uran here. As the newest Steller Air employee and brand-new Homer transplant, I have been given the difficult task of jumping on our flights to get familiar with the area and our offerings. I know. It sounds just awful, doesn’t it? However, I’m a dutiful employee, and it’s part of my training, so …

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Feb 16

July filling up fast for bear viewing at Brooks Camp!

Reservations for the 2014 season have already started piling in.  It looks like July is going to fill up fast, especially for trips to Brooks camp for bear viewing.  We already have several days completely filled. Be sure to call soon to reserve your spot! Brooks Camp is located at the mouth of the Brooks …

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Jun 12

Volcano and Bear tour anyone??

We have been selling the heck out of this trip!  It’s fairly new as we only just began offering it last summer.  A one and a half hour flight see across Cook Inlet that tours Mt. Iliamna and Chinitna Bay.  The flight across Cook Inlet slowly ascends to the 10,000 ft it takes to get …

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Jul 23

To Scare a Bear….

A passenger bound for a bear viewing trip at Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park explained that to scare away a bear, you should put your hands over your head, “because bears aren’t capable of doing that, and seeing it scares them.” Many of us have been bear guiding for years and have lots of …

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Jul 23

Flightseeing has gone to the dogs

A man came into the office today interested in a flightsee.   He asked if he could take his dog along.   Sure.   Then he asked if his dog would like the half hour scenic flight or the hour scenic flight more?   We don’t know his dog, but most dogs like flying for …

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Jul 09

Truth, Lies and Floatplanes in Homer, Alaska

On a floatplane ride, weights are important. We do a weight and balance of the aircraft to make sure that we are in the limits of a gross weight for a safe take off. Because of this, we ask every passenger their weight, or weigh them in the office. We also weigh a lot of …

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