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My First Flight: What is it like to fly in a float plane?

by John Stiver Crisp, clear, windless: a perfect day for flying. At least I took their word for it. Because how would I know, I had never been in a float plane before. I was heading up in a DHC Beaver,  the Fender Telecaster of floatplanes, my pilot uncle’s favourite,...

8 Tips for Aerial Photography

Our digital content manager John Stiver shares tips for getting the best photos when you are out flying with Fort Langley Air Most of our customers at Fort Langley Air take the opportunity to photograph their experience. The breathtaking views from one of our...

Catching the Flying Bug

By Luke Howard Some are just born with it, and for others we catch it - mostly it seems to be caught by hanging out with other people with the bug. For me that place was Fort Langley Aviation CBQ2, a small grass strip and a seaplane base in British Columbia, Canada. I...

Fly the Fort to Garibaldi Provincial Park

One of our favourite local tour destinations is Garibaldi Provincial Park. Fly the Fort and experience this breathtaking landscape from the sky.  Sightseeing by air is the best way to enjoy all of the features that the park has to offer. A wildlife protected area,...

Seven Facts About De Havilland Beavers

At Fort Langley Air we love our Beavers. In fact we love them so much we bought two! Welcome CF-FHC and C-FCQP to the FLA family! “It’s an iconic airplane. When I started off it was the Holy Grail - it was the big airplane for float flying until turbines came along....

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