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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 10 September 2018 via mobile

On time (early pickup) from hotel to flight. Very professional pilot that kept us informed along the way. On time to pickup for return. Slight delay in pickup for return.

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Due to limited time, I could only squeeze in a 30 minute flip over Anchorage into our schedule. My pilot ( Ryan?) was extremely professional and provided excellent snioppets of information during the flight. The music that was over-laid through the headphones provided a unique...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Very friendly, helpful people at Rust's Flying Service, excellent pilots and guides at Crescent Lake were knowledgeable and accommodating. I was doing this trip solo but was added in to a group for the flight and the boat trips.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing day! From the take off to the return flight the entire trip was more than we could have expected. I lost count of how many bears we observed fishing for salmon in the lake and river, several Mom and cub groups as well...More

Thank KAREN Y
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Great trip... Rusts picked us up at our Anchorage hotel and took us to their office. In just a short time we were checked in and up in the air. Our pilot was knowledgable about the glaciers and the area's history. We just beat the...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to have the pilot Dan the Ottaman who flew us over the most amazing wilderness. We saw the mountains glaciers and wetlands with 100's of wild animals including bear wolf and moose. The expert commentry was brilliant and we would rate the...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the discover Denali flight on the water plane. Our guide was Gary and we had the best pilot ever. Native Alaskan with 33 years of flying expertise we truly recommend him! Thank you for making our vacation so memorable. The...More

Thank Arlene_K0
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Where to start. First off, the weather for the day was spectacular ... and while Rust's Flying Service isn't in control of that, they certainly knew how to take full advantage of it. From the moment I arrived at Lake Hood for the float plane...More

Thank ScarletLSG
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip! Lots of bears! So many salmon! Great trip for close up pictures. Lunch was fantastic. Great facilities. Comfortable boat with shade cover ( or rain cover lol) Flight over and back was worth the trip. Beautiful, memorable trip of a lifetime!

Thank Freedom748057
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent time on the flight tour and bear viewing at Lake Clark. The flight there and back was absolutely breathtaking. The pilot was very professional and informative about the area. Once at Lake Clark, we were able to view many bears, including...More

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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.
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khara s
24 April 2016|
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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.
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16 April 2016|
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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
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