Since an early age I was inspired by wilderness flying. Using these machines to get close to nature, and share in the experience is very rewarding. There is just so much nature all around us, and the aerial perspective is amazing.
Float flying has enabled me to explore some of the most pristine wilderness ares on the planet. Here I was fortunate enouth to spend time at some of the most scenic areas in Eastern Alaska, in the Misty Fjords National Monument area.
There are no manmade structures here, besides shelter type cabins. It provided good enough protection from the elements, and even though it was middle of summer, the nights still cool down to a point where heating is required overnight. The cabin at Manzanita Lake, Alaska is definitely worthile to visit. Other cabins in the area are still charted, but no longer exist. Eg. Ella Lake.
Plan carefully when you intend to fly into this region. And of course, remember that survival planning is key.
Flying in the Ketchikan area is very rewarding, but be sure to comply with the Special Air Rules (Class E). When in doubt, find the best information from the local pilots or Flight Service. They are very helpful and a pleasure to work with.
I plan to create a few workshops in Wilderness flying readiness. If you choosee to support me in any way, you'll have access to my aviation photography tutorials, as well as flying and planning - to give you a glimpse into what goes into making a trip like this happen.
Thank you for your time and support!