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Backcountry Flying Experience

Bigfork, MT, USA
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About Backcountry Flying Experience
Experience the beauty and splendor of Montana and create lasting memories with a scenic flight in a floatplane! Pick-up at The Lodge at Whitefish or Lee's Landing in Bigfork, MT Fly around Glacier Park, Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Jewel Basin, Flathead Lake, and Valley. Enjoy the beauty from the air. Our Cessna 180 will hold 2-3 adults, and our Super Cub fits one passenger. Weight restrictions do apply. Call for details!
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dlawlorjr wrote a review Oct 2018
8 contributions5 helpful votes
Our trip to Glacier National Park began with a float plane trip arranged through Back Country Flying Experience. Booking the trip was a breeze, Terry was pleasant, helpful and answered all of our questions. Our pilot Lauren DeWitt picked us up at the dock of our lodge. As a 10-year veteran Lauren has flown domestically and internationally for Google Maps, logged thousands of hours in the Alaska bush country and flown skiers around Denali - the depth of his knowledge was incredible, the trip he took us on was amazing!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from backcountryflying, Manager at Backcountry Flying Experience
Responded Mar 11, 2019
Thanks!!! I enjoyed flying with you guys. It was very pretty out with all the fall foliage. You'll have to stop by again!
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Asa D wrote a review Jul 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Got my ASES commercial add-on over the past few days and had a blast. Great instruction by Terry and Lauren, I’d recommend them to anyone. I chose to do the advanced course and am glad I did because I got to do some post-check ride flying.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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cathy a wrote a review Jul 2017
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We started planning an extended July 2017 trip to Montana almost a year ago. I contacted Terry at Backcountry Flying Experience to purchase a gift certificate to give my husband for Christmas! The flight was definitely a highlight of our trip. Terry was quick to respond to emails and offer suggestions in planning this adventure. She was very knowledgeable and her skills as a pilot made the trip very pleasurable. We would certainly love to celebrate Christmas in July with Terry next year!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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oibwed2011 wrote a review Oct 2016
Sykesville, Maryland204 contributions35 helpful votes
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My husband & I recently visited Montana and decided to book a float plane trip over Whitefish Lake, Flathead Lake, and Wild Horse Island. Terry made the booking arrangements run smoothly and answered any questions we had about the trip. I was very nervous getting into this small plane, but Perry (the pilot) immediately put my mind at ease. Thank you, Perry, for a fantastic trip and for giving us some local history from the sky. Although it was a little overcast and chilly on the day we went flying, the scenic views were still amazing. We even saw a beautiful rainbow during our one hour flight, which was truly breathtaking!
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Date of experience: October 2016
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MikeinMS2015 wrote a review Oct 2016
Louisville, Mississippi7 contributions6 helpful votes
I am a GA pilot with over 3,000 hours of pilot in command time, but this was the most fun i've ever had flying an airplane. The Super Cub with floats is made for this type of experience, but the real difference maker was my instructor Terry Hayes. She put me through the paces, but did it in a graceful and easy style that made it all fun. Of course, the beautiful scenery of NW Montana and the natural wonder of those lakes and rivers made it even more special.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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