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Rust's Flying Service

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Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains, bear viewing at remote lodges and national parks or fly in fishing. We've been flying people to Alaska's wilderness since 1963; located at Lake Hood in...more
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4525 Enstrom Cir, Anchorage, AK 99502-1083
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the opportunity of flying with Rusts air service in and out of Lake Hood in Anchorage. Flew in one of Rusts Dehaviland Beaver s. Had an amazing view of Anchorage and AK from the air on the flight. Rusts staff are top notch. Highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a Discover Denali tour for early July 2018, but true to form, the weather was so poor in that direction that the flight was cancelled. Instead, Rust's offered a shorter alternative excursion to nearby Knik Glacier. The three of us enjoyed our flight...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 November 2018

good pilot, very kind interesting discovery landing and take off seaplane but almost nothing to see or discover during this flight

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jean D
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Booked with Rust's for a 1 day fishing trip. They flew the 5 of us to McDougall Lodge. What a beautiful day for a plane ride. In 3 hours we all had our limit of Silver Salmon. We were scheduled to fly back at 6:00...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Q7578OLmark
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip!!!! From takeoff to landing you will not be disappointed. We flew as low as 500’ over glaciers! And saw moose aplenty

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank finzup2016
Reviewed 5 October 2018

My wife and I took a cruise from Anchorage and had a few days prior to explore the area. We wanted to see Denali but we knew we had limited time to do so. We came up with the idea of doing a flightseeing tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Many Alaskan's can fly their own planes, the rest of us wish we could! I went out on a two hour glacier tour and was amazed! Wait, what's a bigger word than that? No really because that's the one I want to use. The mountains...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KatInAK
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Just took a 3 hour flight to Denali. Pick up was timely. We had an hour delay due to low ceiling but were kept well informed. The trip was outstanding. Visibility was infinite and the views were beyond belief. Our pilot Paul was informative and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mojito82
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We were collected from our hotel and taken to the the Lake Hood office to check in for our flight and tour. Staff were friendly and efficient and we were so lucky with the weather. It had been poor weather the day before to it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Everyone in our family of three generations thoroughly enjoyed our bear-viewing trip to Bear Mountain Lodge in Chinitna Bay. We were flown there by Rust's Flying Service. We boarded planes that had tires equipped to land right on the beach where we would disembark to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank johnandnancysolovei
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4 December 2016|
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Response from jbprice92 | Reviewed this property |
We landed on a sea plane and then got on a boat to see the bears in Lake Clark. You get within a couple hundred feet of the Bears. Pics from plane are cool of mountains etc. but bears are from boat.
khara s
24 April 2016|
Response from Cathy T | Reviewed this property |
You can keep what ever the limit is. However, look into getting it home. It was very expensive.
16 April 2016|
Response from Cole O | Property representative |
Hello. It depends on the flight. Most of our tours can accommodate a group of 10 in our de Haviland Otter. We can also take larger groups if willing to go in multiple aircraft. I would love assist you and answer any specific... More