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Backcountry Flying Experience

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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...more
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1940 Riverside Rd, Lee's Landing, Bigfork, MT 59911-6003
+1 406-890-3419 ext. 1
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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backcountryflying, Manager at Backcountry Flying Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks!!! I enjoyed flying with you guys. It was very pretty out with all the fall foliage. You'll have to stop by again!

Reviewed July 19, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We had so much fun flying with Perry to celebrate our honeymoon and see more of what Montana has to offer! Perry and Terri greeted us warmly and gladly took pictures of our adventures! The flying was smooth with Perry pointing out landmarks! Takeoff and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank kcroswaite
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Recommend calling and booking a trip with these guys. All arrangements were easily scheduled with Peter. Pilot Stephen was great, gave us a nice aerial tour of the Whitefish lake area and along Glacier National Park. Very experienced and professional staff! Would recommend to anyone...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2015

We met Peter and the pilot Perry at the Whitefish Lodge this October. They were both very friendly and professional, and especially accommodating as we attempted to strap a gopro to the strut. Perry was willing to do a combined instructional flight with a sightseeing...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Eric M
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Absolutely great flying experience. Took off from Whitefish Lake on a beautiful day...flew to gorgeous views of the western portion of Glacier National Park. Very calming...husband's blood pressure lowered immediately. Fully recommend to book a flight with backcountry flying experience! The folks at backcountry flying...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We hired their float plan for 1 hour and wow what an hour plus it was! The plane arrived early. The first thing done was to review all safety procedures. The pilot was friendly and made my husband and I very comfortable. The pilot pointed...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Marsha H
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February 15, 2017|
Response from flyames |
Hi, The tour is $450.00 for one or two people.