over 10,000 happy

Lake Country Air Service - de Havilland
                        Beaver sightseeing tours in Mt. Dora, Florida
                        and northernMinnesota

Duluth, Minnesota

over 10,000 satisfied flyers
Call (612) 812-1223 now to reserve your seat!

Over 10,000 happy customers

de Havilland

Fly over the scenic Twin Ports in the famous de Havilland Beaver!

Enjoy a spectacular bird's eye view of Duluth's harbor, Lake Superior, historic landmarks,
iconic bridges, St. Louis River and more — all narrated live by your pilot.

Lake Country Air Service
Call (612) 812-1223

You'll find Beaver Air Tours in Mt. Dora, Florida from November - April.
click here for Beaver Air Tours in Mt. Dora.

What our customers have to say
5 stars "Best $50 I ever spent!"

5 stars "What a smooth landing.  I wasn't expecting that."

5 stars "I took pictures with my phone and texted them from the plane.  Love it!

5 stars "I really liked the air coming in from your window. The fresh air on my face felt so good."
5 stars "OMG!"
5 stars "We watched the colorful sunset colors from our plane.  It was the most romantic date I've ever gone on."

5 stars "I had no idea there were this many lakes.  Beautiful!"
5 stars "Thank you so, much John.  We loved the bush plane experience."
5 stars "Your guided tour was very informative.  I'm surprised you know so much about Central Florida."

5 stars "Truly unforgettable experience!  Thank you John."

5 stars "I wanted to do something special for my girlfriend.  She loved it!"

5 stars "Wow!"
5 stars "This plane ride was one of a kind.  This will go down in family history."

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New engine every 1500 hours

Rigorous maintenance of the de Havilland Beaver includes installing a new engine every 1500 hours.  Our current engine was installed in November 2012.

About John Justad

Owner, Lake Country Air Service/Beaver Air Tours

John Justad, owner of Lake Country
                          Air Service and Beaver Air Tours

John Justad is a commercial, instrument-rated pilot. John lives in Duluth, Minnesota, during the spring, summer and fall. 

He offers aerial sightseeing tours around the Twin Ports in the world-famous de Havilland Beaver throughout the summer until mid-October, at which point John and the Beaver head south to Florida for the winter.

In the winter months, when Minnesota lakes are frozen, John flies seven days a week from the Lakeside Inn dock in the central Florida vacation hot spot of Mt. Dora, Florida.

John is well-respected for his knowledge of the areas where he flies. He shares fun facts about points of interest and welcomes questions from his passengers. John has flown over 10,000 passengers from all over the world.

(On the rare occasion that John is personally unavailable, a carefully selected, experienced, qualified, trained and personable pilot will be on site to give you an exceptional experience.)

The legendary Beaver seaplane, immortalized in song and images ...

"The Beaver Ballad"

by the Fretless Bar Girls

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I Rode the beaver
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                                                          the time of
                                                          your flight

"I rode the Beaver" t-shirts

Be sure to visit the Sky Harbor Airport lobby before or after your flight to purchase Beaver and de Havilland hats and shirts!

A Note about Weather Conditions

We want you to have
a safe and enjoyable ride!

Call first if you have concerns about the weather.  (612) 812-1223

We fly when clouds are at least 1000 feet above the ground, winds are between 0 - 15 mph, and there is no precipitation.

Other considerations:

  • We will not fly if there are storms in the area.
  • Thunderstorms must be at least 25 miles away and moving away from our area.
  •  Excessive heat and humidity can lead to poor aircraft performance. Reduced passengers loads can sometimes improve performance.
  • Seaplanes generally do not fly at night. We'll need time to return to base after the last flight of the evening.

I look forward to flying with you,

John Justad

(612) 812-1223

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Mailing address: Sky Harbor Airport, Hangar 9, 5000 Minnesota Avenue, Duluth MN 55802