May 30, 2022

I am not sure what sound I love more in the spring the sound of the loons or the sound of my flight arriving home to the base for summer after a long winter.  I must say that this spring was especially sweet to have the entire fleet parked at the dock and I will admit it brought a tear to my eye.

It meant so much more than just the beginning of a season;  Knowing that we would be seeing you all again after the last 2 years was special.  The majority of our guests have been flying with us for ten-plus years and have turned more into family.  Not seeing your smiling faces, and catching up with you over the past two summers has been hard.

Winter was long and never-ending it seemed this year, we got SO MUCH SNOW and it was COLD.  Turns out Walleye’s opener was like no other.  Like any other opening season, you never know what you will find when you start to head north after the winter season.  Well, it turned out to be a bigger surprise than we could have imagined here in the North.  The first stop was Lount Lake where the water levels are 8-10 feet higher than normal.  The high water and ice tore out the docks, ramp and the fuel tank is in the water.  We then headed further north to find that 6 out of 8 of the lakes the docks are underwater, busted up from the high water and ice.  We actually had to cancel guests from our opening weekend due to the conditions. Dave has never seen anything like this in his 48-year flying career.

Mother Nature has been cruel but we will not give into her. Thanks to the hard work of our team we have temporary docks in place and are now flying guests into all locations.

Escape to the Wilderness

Dave, Michelle & Jon Beaushene

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