Mountain Flying Service is the original Glacier Bay Flightseeing company, we've been flying here for over two decades.
We fly climbing and skiing crews all around the St.Elias, Fairweather, Chilkat, and Chilkoot ranges.
Welcome to Northern Southeast Alaska with Mountain Flying Service, based in Haines & Skagway Alaska. We specialize in Glacier Bay Flightseeing from Haines & Skagway as well as Charter Flights to and from Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Juneau, Sitka, and Yakutat. Owned and operated by husband and wife, Paul and Amy Swanstrom. Our year-round services are catered to those that want to experience world class glacier flightseeing tours, amazingly scenic charter flights, and for climbers that want access into the local Chilkat Mountains, Mt Fairweather and the St. Elias Range.
Paul has been flying these mountains and fjords since 1992 with an earlier history as a river guide on the Tat-Alsek rivers in Glacier Bay since 1987. This gives us a unique ground up perspective on your flight. With us you will be flown by the highest time local pilot with the most fully rebuilt DeHavilland Beaver in Alaska. The DHC-2 Beaver is one of the world's premiere bush planes. We the are pioneering company to offer more in depth flights, going further cross Glacier Bay National Park and also incorporating a remote landing option.
Our flights are designed to be informative, giving you a sense of how the landscape is formed, the wildlife that inhabit the land, and how human history intermingle with it all.
For your piece of mind both aircraft are maintained to the highest standards. The windows, which are 4-5 times larger than any other bush plane, give our flights an uninterrupted view for seeing mountains, glaciers and wildlife. For your comfort, our airplane is equipped with stereo headsets for quiet conversation, enhancing your experience with your personal guide and pilot into the rugged mountain terrain. Our flights are sure to be a life-time experience.
We feel the best flights are the ones which allow a little extra time for a remote landing and seeing things from the ground. The adventure of setting foot on a glacier or on the pristine beach at the foot of Mount Fairweather is guaranteed to be the highlight of your Alaskan experience.
Our charter flights and flightseeing tours primarily fly out of Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Gustavus, and Sitka Alaska. Though those are our normal ports of landing we can accomodate your needs. Give us a call.