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Rust's Flying Service

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Address: Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, AK 99502
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+1 907-243-1595
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This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing...

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 Anchorage, Alaska.

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This was a great 1.5 hour trip in a new plane with Scott. He was extremely knowledgeable about the glaciers and the area, found sheep and moose. Highly recommend and,will do again... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
alexlea
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great 1.5 hour trip in a new plane with Scott. He was extremely knowledgeable about the glaciers and the area, found sheep and moose. Highly recommend and,will do again next time, hopefully in the spring or summer.

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great trip. It's is super awesome to be able to see wildlife from the air. Can't wait to see you next year. Thank you for flying with us! More 

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I took the plane trip to Denali and back. I cannot express how marvelous the trip was. the seaplane is small but the flight was as smooth as could be. Our pilot Omar was great! He pointed out stuff we might not have seen, knew the history like the back of his hand, and treated us to a wonderful experience.... More 

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you had a marvelous trip from beginning to end. Omar is a pretty great pilot! Thank you for flying with Rust's. More 

Whitestone, New York
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Took a ride to Chinitna bay in Lake Clark National Park Were initially not sure if we could go, due to fog, but it cleared Is a 6 passenger plane, not for people who don't like flying. Noisy, need to wear headphones, which are provided Landed on packed sand beach. Bears were on the beach when we got there. took... More 

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

I'm glad the weather cleared up and you were able to take your trip. Sounds like you a great time and got to see lots of bears. Thanks for flying with us! More 

Fairmont, West Virginia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was a passenger on a 6-person float plane to Denali. Bruce was the pilot and he was wonderful. We took off from Lake Hood and the journey was seamless. Bruce shared information along the way and the views of Denali and the surrounding area were majestic. Bruce had us land on Swan Lake to take more pictures of the... More 

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

Sounds like you had an amazing trip. Landing on the lake and getting to take in the scenery is a special experience. Thank you so much for choosing to fly with Rust's. More 

Belleville, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I rented the Beaver, for a one hour flight to Lake George and back. The pilots name was Bruce Morrony, he had been flying since a teenager and had logged over 40,000 hours behind the stick !!! My wife was a little apprehensive about the adventure, but after meeting Bruce and my coercing she decided to try... More 

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

Well I'm glad your wife decided to go and that you both loved it! It's super awesome that you got to see a glacier calving, must of been perfect timing. Thank you for choosing to fly with us. More 

torrington, connecticut
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109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Flew with them twice! Once to make up for cancelled fight on our tour which was to go to crescent lake to watch bears, but weather prevented it. Later in day weather broke so took flight to see mountains and glaciers. Pilot was great and very informative of the area. The second trip was to Denali as this part of... More 

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

Congrats on being part of the 30% club! Sounds like you were very lucky to have the weather break twice. So glad that you had a great time on both flights. Thanks for flying with us! More 

Okotoks, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The three hour flightseeing tour to Denali National Park was not worth the $437/person. It was fun to fly in a small 6 passenger float plane and I enjoyed the brief flight over the glaciers and short landing stop on a remote lake but I was expecting more. The pilot, although a competent flyer, did only the bare mandatory minimum... More 

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Cole O, Director of Sales at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that your flight did not meet your expectations. This is one of our highest rated tours so I was surprised to read about your experience. While the flight to Denali is a bit longer from Anchorage, we try to show off other beautiful areas along the... More 

Price, Utah
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151 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We did not have reservations but they worked to get us in and they did! very good Customer Service! We had a great flight to Denali and landed on Backside lake fortunately it was a cloudless day and a magnificent trip. The pilot was good and congenial and knew the area well.

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you had a clear day and magnificent trip! Thanks for flying with Rust's. More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

There are not enough compliments I could give this company. You get what you pay for. From the minute they pick you up at your hotel, you are in for the most amazing, seamless, professional tour of your life. The flight on the seaplane was an adventure in itself. We flew to Lake Clark National Park for bear viewing on... More 

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for this great review. Sounds like you had a phenomenal trip. Seeing 35 bears must of made the trip that much more amazing. Thanks so much for flying with us. More 

Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Professional, friendly and knowledgeable! Dan, our pilot, gave us a fabulous flight over glaciers and spotted wildlife for us along the way. Answered all our questions and included narration of the beautiful area during our 1 1/2 hr Glaciers and Wildlife Flightseeing tour. One of our highlights visiting Alaska and not to be missed.

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Katy O, Marketing Coordinator at Rust's Flying Service, responded to this review

It's so awesome that we could be one of the highlights of your trip. So glad that you had a fabulous trip! Thanks for flying with us. More 

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