Destinations From Anchorage

Use the interactive map below to explore a few of our popular training destinations.

Anchorage Map of Flight Instruction Destinations MES Rating

Gulf of Alaska

Cook Inlet

Chugach Mountains

Lake Clark

National Park

Kodiak Island

Anchorage, Alaska:  Home of The Goose Hangar

In the heart of Southcentral Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet and sitting in the shadow of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is the State's largest city (pop. 300,000) and is the gateway to world-class wilderness, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, and has easy access to other one of a kind summer and winter adventures.


N703 and The Goose Hangar are located at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage, near the North Ramp, less than a mile from the airport terminal.



Alaska Range/Denali National Park

The Alaska Range is a mountain range of majestic, jagged peaks, one of them being Mount McKinley/Denali--the highest mountain peak in North America--and is the centerpiece of Denali National Park.  This is a breathtaking trip to fly through one of the rugged mountain passes to the remote lakes on the far side of the range.



This flight training incorporates excellent mountain-flying time that offers a great view of the Alaska landscape, peaks, and glaciers, as well as landing at some truly beautiful lakes.

3-4.5 hrs

Prince William Sound

Flight instruction time to Prince William Sound involves a spectacular flight over the glaciers and ice fields of the Chugach Mountains, then decending over the fjords of the Sound for landing in fresh water lakes nestled into the mountainous, forested terrain.


The scenery of this flight is magnificent, and inlcudes mountain flying with a few fresh water lake landings.

2-3 hrs

Kenai Peninsula

There are some beautiful lakes nestled into the mountains of the Kenai Peninsula that offer dramatic seaplane destinations.  This trip will have some mountain flying, and with a slight detour--can include flying over the glaciers and ice fields of the Chugach Mountains.


Flight instruction in this area includes spectacular scenery, but comes at the expense of doing a bit less water work.

2-3 hrs

Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Many seaplane-worthy lakes lie in the flatlands just north of Anchorage, and a flight to these lakes minmize enroute time and maximize the opportunity for water work.  For someone who is primarily interested in getting to know the airplane, these lakes offer an option that make for a most efficient use of time.


This session can be done quite briefly, and can include multiple landings in several nearby lakes.

1-2 hrs


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