"This photo was taken last weekend from a small plane above the North Cascades. It was the greatest flight experience I've had in my life so far. And it was mainly due to having an amazing pilot, Wayne from @snowkingaviation. Like myself, Wayne is so enthusiastic about the outdoors and that was evident when he circled this lake a bunch of times to help me get this shot."
Will Hoshmand Winnetka, CASeptember 8, 2017
I Can’t Stop Gawking
"While visiting @ncascadesnps I knew I wanted to see some backcountry, but I didn't think I'd get to view it like this. I spontaneously splurged and decided to take an aerial tour of the northern cascades. Easily the highlight of this trip. I can't stop gawking."
Kayla VogtBurlington, KYSeptember 8, 2017
"If only there were another plane in this picture to show scale. From below, these mountains seem obtainable. Once we began climbing elevation it quickly became apparent just how massive and almost impossible these walls are. Circling the peaks, the plane cast only a small gray dot in the snow. #TBT to flying over the north cascades."
Kayla VogtBurlington, KYSeptember 8, 2017
Reminded of Patagonia
"These mountains [the North Cascades] are so vertical–they remind me of Patagonia."
Rich DanielsonPleasanton, CAJuly 31, 2017
Linking the Best Mountain Peaks
"I've climbed throughout the North Cascades and the route we flew [North Cascades Explorer] linked the best mountain peaks and glaciers."
Tom CogbillBurien, WAJuly 30, 2017
"You were so informative, and I felt perfectly safe. That was just fabulous! Thank you... You're so lucky to do this every day. Let's do it again."
Judy ToscanoBurien, WAJuly 30, 2017
Highlight of my Trip
"Snowking Aviation was a highlight of my trip. Everything was perfect!"
Michael, Jenna, and LuAnn NiznikMechanicsburg, PAJuly 29, 2017
There’s No Place I’d Rather Fly
"There's no place I'd rather fly than the North Cascades."
Ryan NelsonBellingham, WAJuly 29, 2017
Between the Peaks
"I like the way you flew between the peaks... The mountains seem to go on forever."
Ray NelsonSnohomish, WAJuly 29, 2017
"What a wonderful dream. Oh wait, that happened before I went to sleep!"
Derek PoseyBellingham, WA @derekposeyJuly 15, 2017
"Wayne was great, answering questions and preparing me for the flight. Any anxiety I had about going up in a small plane for the first time was quickly dispelled by his professionalism and skill. He was very responsive to where I wanted to go, how close I wanted be, and even altering our flight plan as lighting and time allowed. This experience would be amazing for anyone. However, if you live here–if you climb, hike, ski, camp, etc in these amazing mountains–then you owe it to yourself to see them like this at least once in your life. I can't wait to go back!"
Derek PoseyBellingham, WA @derekposeyJuly 14, 2017
"I hope I dream about this tonight."
Kim EllinConcrete, WAOctober 4, 2016
"Had a wonderful flight around Mt. Baker. It was everything we'd hoped for and more. Highly recommend!"
Emily AllredSeptember 16, 2016
For Anyone Who Loves Adventure
"My Mom and I wanted a beautiful view of the North Cascades, and we weren't disappointed! Wayne was safe, knowledgeable, and genuinely happy to take us up in the air and deep in the mountains. I highly recommend a flight tour to anyone who loves adventure, mountain views, and a good time!"
Katie RayfieldSeptember 8, 2016
First Superintendent of North Cascades Natl. Park
Roger and Susie celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Roger Contour was the first superintendent of North Cascades National Park. "North Cascades has a great advocate and teacher to fly you over these unbelievable mountains. Wish Wayne had been here in the late 1960s when we started the new Park. What a treat!!"
Roger and Susie ContorAugust 18, 2016
I Love Your Job
"It is so fantastically beautiful. I've lived in these mountains all my life, but I've never seen them from this perspective...I love your job, without a doubt."
Darrell JusticeConcrete, WAAugust 15, 2016
More Breathtaking than Yosemite
"I've been fortunate enough to travel and witness some of the most renowned places the great outdoors has to offer–from Alaska to Iceland to Yosemite and the New Zealand's South Island. But I was completely blown away by what right here in my own back yard, the Northern Cascades. If you are intrigued by mountain lakes, glaciers, sheer granite walls, and waterfalls, you owe it to yourself to explore the Cascades by air... Fortunately, Snowking Aviation makes exploring this rugged and raw terrain completely within reach."
Gig Harbor, WAAugust 13, 2016
Smiling Like a Little Kid
"Well, here it is Wednesday, and I'm still smiling like a little kid remembering our flight."
OscarPort Townsend, WAAugust 2, 2016
"I just want to thank you again for an unforgettable flight last Saturday. It was smiles all the way and you showed yourself to be a fine pilot in happy sync with your Super Cub. I'll be back soon for another adventure. Many, many thanks."
OscarPort Townsend, WAJuly 27, 2016
Worth Our Trip
"This flight alone was entirely worth our trip to Washington."