Husky Experience Offers Backcountry Fun

Summer camp for pilots to take place in Wyoming in late June.

Aviat Husky
The Husky Flying Experience is planned to begin June 20.Aviat

If you’ve always dreamed of flying taildraggers in the backcountry, here’s your chance. Afton, Wyoming-based Aviat Aircraft is offering what they’ve named “The Husky Flying Experience,” which will take place June 20–24.

What promises to be the ultimate summer camp for pilots will begin with a tour of the Aviat factory on Tuesday morning. After a few hours of flying around the Wyoming backcountry with landings at a few challenging air strips, the group will land at Sulfur Creek Ranch (ID74), where it will be offered a slew of fun activities such as fishing, hiking and horseback riding, and enjoy a nice dinner by the fireplace in the lodge. Accommodations will be provided at ID74 in private cabins. The second day and evening will provide much of the same activities in the air and on the ground.

The backcountry fun will continue on Thursday, when the group will return to Afton at the end of the day.

The Husky Flying Experience costs $8,500 and includes the airplane, instructor, fuel, meals, lodging and more. The only requirement to attend is being a pilot with a current medical certificate.

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