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Mountain Flying Service

132 2nd Avenue, Haines, AK
+1 907-766-3007
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Ranked #3 of 17 activities in Haines
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Glacier Bay Flightseeing for 22 years from Haines & Skagway Alaska. We Love what we do. Meticulous maintenance! Most completely rebuilt DH Beaver... more » Owner description: Glacier Bay Flightseeing for 22 years from Haines & Skagway Alaska. We Love what we do. Meticulous maintenance! Most completely rebuilt DH Beaver aircraft available in Alaska. Plenty of room, will seat up to 7 passengers all with large windows. Safe, smooth & exciting. Experienced & engaging. Up close & personal! « less
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Mission Beach, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We recently visited Haines and had the pleasure of meeting Paul and Amy who between them made this part of our journey a memory we will always cherish. Flying with Paul around and over some of the most spectacular scenery on our planet in his Beaver was an experience that was not only spectacular but doubly so for me as... More

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flying99827, Owner at Mountain Flying Service, responded to this review

Thanks Greg & Belle for a good time. We both really enjoyed getting to know the both of you and we will see you again. More

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I were on our anniversary vacation in Haines (from nearby Whitehorse) when we called Paul about flying. Despite there only being two of us he said he would go anyway in his Beaver that has room for 7 passengers. His wife Amy joined us and we flew for three hours over spectacular glaciers and mountains. Both Paul... More

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flying99827, Owner at Mountain Flying Service, responded to this review

Thanks you two for a great comment. We always like flying with our neighbors from the north. More

USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

After spending a month in Alaska and Canada I had to say our flight with Paul was the highlight of the trip. We had booked the flight to Gustavus, B&B and Glacier Bay boat tour. If I ever have the opportunity to do it again I would bypass it all except the flightseeing. The flight over Davidson Glacier was spectacular!... More

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flying99827, Owner at Mountain Flying Service, responded to this review

Thanks for another great and unsolicited review! Trains and boats only let you see so much. You really have to get into the air and see Alaska by plane. More

Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I highly recommend Mountain Flying Service if you are in the Haines/Skagway area for any amount of time. I have lived in this area for a few years and have flown around the glaciers a bit but I had no idea what all is right in my backyard. Pilot Paul is professional, knowledgeable and humorous. You can tell that he... More

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flying99827, Owner at Mountain Flying Service, responded to this review

Thanks for your great and unsolicited review. It is a great pleasure of ours to take local folks and be able to show them just what is on the other side of the mountain from where they look at everyday. More

Atlanta, GA and Bonn, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'm from a flying family, and I did my research to be sure this was a safe outfit. All sources said Paul is a great pilot. When he landed in Juneau to pick us up, I texted my brother the pilot a picture of his plane. "A Beaver with Tundra tires! The only way to travel. Who needs runways!" We... More

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flying99827, Owner at Mountain Flying Service, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate all our passengers. More

Farmington, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our flight with Paul was a highlight of our Alaska trip. We flew with a group of four and one more that was not part of our group. All of the seats were great and Paul made sure everyone had delightful views of everything. Highly recommend this experience. Worth every cent. Shondell Knowlton, Farmington, Utah

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flying99827, Owner at Mountain Flying Service, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment and hope to fly you again someday when you return to Alaska. More

New Haven, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I was brought to tears by the beauty I witnessed flying over Glacier Bay. Although I was a bit nervous to fly in a plane so small, the flight itself was smooth and Paul was clearly a competent pilot. He was also quite knowledgeable about the area and a great narrator for our tour. If I could give this 10... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I was visiting Alaska via a cruise that did not go to Glacier Bay, one place I wanted to see. One of our stops was Skagway and we had nothing planned. I came upon a few options for flightseeing tours to Glacier Bay during a web search. I researched them all and found MOUNTAIN FLYING SERVICE to be our best... More

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Haines Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This way of seeing Glacier park and the Chilkat Valley is the best. Any time of year, it is magical. I live here and never took this excursion until last spring, and from now on any visitors I have will be doing this first. The pilot was very knowledgeable about how all the glaciers were formed and the names and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My son and I had an opportunity to fly with Paul to take supplies to some mountain climbers on Mount Fairweather. We flew up the East Arm and returned on via the West Arm. It was a perfect day - sunny, clear...flying conditions were perfect. Of course landing on the glacier at Mount Fairweather was the highlight. Paul is an... More

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