||"Best $50 I ever spent!"
||"What a smooth landing. I
wasn't expecting that."
||"I took pictures with my phone and
texted them from the plane. Love it!
||"I really liked the air coming in
from your window. The fresh air on my face felt
||"We watched the colorful sunset
colors from our plane. It was the most
romantic date I've ever gone on."
||"I had no idea there were this many
||"Thank you so, much John. We
loved the bush plane experience."
||"Your guided tour was
very informative. I'm surprised you
know so much about Central Florida."
experience! Thank you John."
||"I wanted to do something
special for my girlfriend. She loved
||"This plane ride was one of a
kind. This will go down in family
Rigorous maintenance of the
de Havilland Beaver includes installing a new
engine every 1500 hours. Our current
engine was installed in November 2012.
Lake Country Air Service/Beaver Air Tours
John Justad is a commercial,
instrument-rated pilot. John lives in Duluth,
Minnesota, during the spring, summer and
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
(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,
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"The Beaver Ballad"
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|A Note about Weather
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.
will not fly if there are storms in the
must be at least 25 miles away and moving
away from our area.
heat and humidity can lead to poor
aircraft performance. Reduced passengers
loads can sometimes improve performance.
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,