ALASKA WALRUS VIEWING TOURS EQUIPMENT & AIRCRAFT
Walrus viewing tours at Wildman Lodge operates several fixed wing and rotorwing aircraft. Wildman is home to the best pilots on the Alaska Peninsula. The Lodge aircraft maintenance standard is held above that of FAA regulation. Our Certified A&P Mechanics and Inspectors keep us and our machines safe.
Introducing our fleet: an IFR certified twin engine Piper Navajo Navajo Chieftain, an agile Cessna 185 Sky Wagon, classic De Havilland Beaver, two high performance Piper PA-18 Super Cubs equipped with “Tundra Tires” for rugged off airport landings and takeoffs… don’t forget the R-44II helicopter.
Our friends at “Lake Clark Air”, help carry passengers and supplies from Anchorage. The role of our single engine fleet is to safely transport guests and guides between the lodge and our remote fly-out fishing and wildlife viewing destinations. The De Havilland Beaver is accompanied on these fly out excursions by the 185 Cessna Sky Wagon or one of our Piper Super Cubs. In our remote part of Alaska, redundancy will assure you of a safe and unforgettable Walrus viewing tours with us in the wilds of Alaska!
Alaska Walrus Viewing Tours Lead Pilot
Our Lead Pilot and Lodge Owner is Gary “Butch” King. He has been flying in Alaska for more than 40 years. Butch has extensive experience in the Alaska bush and is also our meteorologist. Butch studies weather patterns and forecasts to announce each day’s plans during breakfast. In the evenings he often entertains guests with pioneer stories of his Arctic adventures. There is nothing is more Alaskan than “Butch time” after a great day of Walrus viewing tours in Alaska.