Club activities

In addition to programs offered by Terra Nostra Guest Ranch, home and base of operations of the Chilcotinflyers, the Chilcotinflyers propose exciting adventures, possible by bush plane only:

  • Aircraft rentals - courses on "Alaska bush wheels" using our STOL "ZlinAero Shock cub"; 100 ft landings & take offs in remote mountain areas, seaplane lessons
  • Single- and multi day trips for pilots to areas around the ranch, including remote mountain lakes of the coast range
  • Bush Pilot Holidays – professionals show you the specialties of bush flying
  • Multi day stay at our wilderness cabin in a remote, alpine lake shore location
  • Note: All activities include membership with the “Chilcotinflyers” until end of the current year.
  • Aircraft rentals

    ZlinAero Shock Cub

    The airplane is available for rent on dual control and for solo flights. To fly the Shock Cub solo for local flights you will require a valid pilots license, tail dragger experience and a check out depending to your qualifications. Backcountry landings are available on dual control only. Requirements for dual control flights:

  • Pilots license
  • some weight restrictions apply
  • Requirements for solo flying:

  • Valid pilots license, Advanced ultra light and higer
  • Canadian validation of your national license; Can be obtained with Transport Canada
  • Tail dragger experience, qualification and check out
  • some weight restrictions apply
  • All flight time can be logged and will be signed
  • Turbo Lake LA-4 Buccaneer

    The airplane is available for dual flights with no restrictions. Please be advised about its prior reservation. Safety pilot and arcraft are not on the field at any time. The following requirements are valid:

  • Pilots license
  • All flight time can be logged and will be signed
  • Cessna TU-206/350

    The airplane is available for dual flights with no restrictions. Please be advised about its prior reservation. Safety pilot and arcraft are not on the field at any time. The following requirements are valid:

  • Pilots license
  • All flight time can be logged and will be signed
  • Excursions

    One day hiking trip for pilots and their families into the Coast Mountains. Experience the remoteness of the prestine coastal mountain alpines, just 20 miles away from the ranch! We fly for an hour and land on a mountain lake above 500ft. Thereafter we hike arounf the lake, lunch included. Return to the ranch in the later afternoon.

  • July 1st to about mid of September
  • One hour flying by seaplane
  • Duration 5 bis 6 Stunden
  • Lunchpaket
  • Membership with the Chilcotin Flyers until end of the year
  • up to 3 persons per excursion
  • Bush pilot holidays

    Bush Pilot Holidays are an ideal combination for pilots, their non-piloting companions and family members. While mastering the skills of bush flying, enjoy the activities, scenery, wildlife and wilderness of the West Chilcotin and coast range

  • All flights are based on dual control, hours can be logged in the pilot’s personal log book
  • For pilots with, or without, seaplane endorsement
  • Pilots license validation at Transport Canada
  • Experienced bush pilots show you the various seaplane and bush flying techniques and behaviors
  • Pilots and non pilots will enjoy discussions on local geography, biology, history and culture.  
  • Click on the attached links for some helpful documentation: Seaplane Operation Handbook (FAA); Seaplane Passenger's guide (TC); Basics of seaplane flying
  • Note: All activities include membership with the “Chilcotinflyers” until end of the current year.

    Wilderness cabin

    Our Wilderness cabin is located about 30 airmiles to the west of Terra Nostra Guest Ranch, more details to follow.

  • Daily from July 1 to mid September
  • Up to 3 persons per trip
  • Self caterd
  • Sleeping bag supplied upon request
  • Canoe and fishing available
  • Note: All activities include membership with the “Chilcotinflyers” until end of the current year.