Flight Information to and from Lac Evans
How to Prepare for the Flight Weights for total Persons and Gear Combined
Weight is a main factor in airplane safety. Weight limits are not to be exceeded for any reason. As different airplanes have different weight limits, we have put together a group weight list to maximize safety across all aircraft.
- 1650 Pounds total weight people and gear combined (Group Size 4)
- 2400 Pounds total weight people and gear combined (Group Size 6)
- 3200 Pounds total weight people and gear combined (Group Size 8)
Schedule of Flights
In order to make sure the plane flies as efficiently as possible, the plane will fly in an order of farthest camp, to shortest camp. The schedule can not be moved by personal requests, reservations, etc.
Flight safety is a top priority here. When the weather is uncooperative the pilot and plane will not fly. No amount of money, no personal reasons, and no amount of arguing will get the plane to take off when there is bad weather. There's a few sayings in the world of bush flying and they go as follows, "There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old-bold pilots", and, "You can either fly out tomorrow, or walk out in a week". Understand that the pilot knows the limitations of the aircraft, themselves, and when to fly and not to fly. The pilot will not risk their lives, and neither the lives of the passengers to fly in inclement weather, PERIOD.
Weather is the biggest factor in flying in and out of camp. Bad weather can happen and if it does flights can and will be delayed. In the event of a delayed flight, when the weather is conducive of flying, the schedule will resume in the order of flights to be conducted. There are no refunds for lost days due to weather delays (Act of God). As long as the weather is conducive of flying, flights will continue to fly out when scheduled.
Length of Flights
Flights into camps can vary based off of weather conditions, type of aircraft, and distance from base camp. With that in mind, average flights can take from 20 minutes to 35 minutes, varying from camp to camp and plane to plane.
There are a few different types of aircraft Bushland has flown in over the years, here is a typical list of aircraft flown in the last 5 years:
- DHC-3T Turbine Otter
- DHC-3 Piston Otter
- DHC-2 Beaver
- CESSNA 208 Caravan