Wow! What an amazing experience! I was coming from Victoria, BC for my very first flying lesson and very first time being in a small plane. It wasn't as scary as I was expecting, but I attribute a lot of that to the Glacier Air staff. The staff was AMAZING. So helpful, patient, and friendly throughout the booking and reservation process. Thanks Lauren! I had to cancel my reservation twice due to poor weather conditions (because I was coming all the way from the island - a 4-5 hour trip in and of itself). Their insistence on having me wait until weather conditions were optimal made me gain a lot of respect for the company. They are not just looking to sell their services; they are dedicated to making the experience the best that it can be!
When I finally got there, it was like coming home - warm welcomes and smiles all around :) The staff were just as they had represented themselves over the phone - friendly, informative, organized, and the list goes on. The weather was beautiful! I got paired up with a unforgettably amazing pilot that was definitely easy on the eyes ;) He made me feel incredible comfortable, calm, and positive about the experience that I was about to embark upon. This feeling of ease continued while we were in the aircraft where I got to fly a plane!! He was very informative, pointing out several sights and tourist attractions from above, so it was like a tour and flying lesson in one! I got to see Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls and the Glacier all from spectacular new heights. I got to do everything... take off, land, spins, stalls, spiral dives, steep turns, slips and slow flight.... all with my pilot, Akshay, readily by my side correcting my imperfections of course ;) These are all things that you will learn during this wonderful experience. I learned so much and want to learn a lot more now.
Anyways, I will wrap this up. Best experience ever! I would recommend this to anyone. It has something for all different walks of life... scenic views for scenery lovers (AMAZING), adventure for adrenaline junkies (SO MUCH FUN), it's challenging for those that want to learn a new skill, and just an overall unforgettable experience. Great for a gift (which I was lucky enough to get) or to treat yourself to something amazing. A must do!
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