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Mar 20

Recipient of a McNeil River lottery permit?

Congratulations to those who have received wildlife viewing permits to the McNeil River Game Sanctuary this year! Winners of the permits were announced on March 15th and can be viewed at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website. We offer service to McNeil River all season long.  The cost of the trip is $1100 …

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Mar 01

Early spring?

It’s been one funky winter here in Homer, Alaska.  The lake has almost completely thawed out at least twice.  Will it be an early start this year?  Will travelers be sliding in earlier in May or even April??  We’ll see!  But I do know one thing.  People from the south must be trying to escape …

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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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Aug 25

Take a Scenic Day Trip to Dick Proenneke’s Cabin on Twin Lakes!

Proenneke Cabin on Twin Lakes, Lake Clark National Park Alaska

Dick Proenneke was a naturalist who lived alone for 30 years in Twin Lakes, in a log cabin he built himself from resources found on the land.  Proenneke documented every day in journals and video of his life in the wilderness. These recordings eventually aired on PBS in a documentary called Alone in the Wilderness, and …

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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!

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 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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Jul 19

A Tightrope Act

Sometimes it’s hard to stay dry as a floatplane pilot. While unloading freight in King Salmon, I fell off the guide wire that runs between the two front floats. It’s a tightrope act anyway, and I was carrying 35 pounds of gear. Luckily, I threw the gear to the dock and only got myself wet. …

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