We are an Alaska bush family, 30 years and counting. We used to have our own airplane and we air-camped all over northwest Alaska. Eventually, we realized it would be cheaper and safer to charter than own. As you can imagine, we're picky about pilots and equipment.
Eric Sieh is our first choice. We flew with him many times when he was flying for the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on- and off-strep, wheels and floats, summer and winter. We are delighted to be able to charter with him now that he has his own charter service again. As others have commented, he knows the country. He knows the remote landing strips, and what he can do at each strip (i.e. people and weight). He knows where the fish and wildlife are likely to be.
We see a comment about weather. Believe me, you WANT pilots who pick their weather. If your bush pilot says the weather is too low, believe him/her. They don't get paid for sitting on the ground, so they are at least as motivated as you are to get you into the country.
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