Flying with Ignace Airways

Posted by on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

On a fly in fishing trip with Ignace Outposts, you will really be flying with our sister company Ignace Airways.


Your pilot will be a seasoned professional who must meet stringent Transport Canada requirements in order to work for us. It might even be me.  Before you board the aircraft, it will be your responsibility to help the pilot (especially if it is me) load your gear and to ensure all your stuff is out of the vehicles. Once aboard the aircraft your adventure begins. The pilot will brief you on emergency procedures aboard the aircraft. Please be sure you understand what he is saying.  He may not speak more than one language, but he can definitely speak slower. The pilot is there to help you enjoy your vacation so feel free to ask questions but please do not disturb him while preparing for takeoff, during takeoff or landing. He may not have all the answers but he can usually make up a convincing story pretty quickly.  Usually, if you ask  and if conditions are conducive, the pilot will be able to show you the lake from the air as you arrive. Very often the pilot will point out a moose or bear from the air.  We won’t “buzz” them so don’t ask.  Even if you do think you see them,  it really is tough to point out walleye or small mouth bass from 1500 feet – northern pike, medium sized ones and larger, maybe.  

Your flight will last from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on your chosen lake and whether we have to stop for directions.  You will fly over virgin forest, cutovers, lakes and otherwise fantastic scenery.

Every seat is a good one. Someone will be able to sit in the cockpit with the pilot. If you do sit “up front” be careful as you enter and exit that you don’t bump any switches or pull any handles or cords. The pilot will appreciate this. The front seat is not “reserved” for the biggest guy. Usually, it is best if an agile member of the group gets up front with the pilot.

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