David Eastwood Pilot David Eastwood maneuvers the airplane. Photo: Drew Copeland

The Scoop on Sea To Sky Air: By Squamish Chief Newspaper

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Squamish Sightseeing Company Sea To Sky Air featured in the Squamish Chief

Thank you to the Drew Copeland of the Squamish Chief newspaper for this glowing write-up about our flights, our mission, and our pilots.

Drew’s flight: The Squamish Explorer, $128 + tax

Drew’s pilot: David Eastwood

Below is an expert from Drew’s article, to read the whole piece please visit http://www.squamishchief.com/

Floating through the air above town is an incredible way to soak in the views around Squamish.

A cloudy mid-September day held the opportunity for me to take to the skies in a single-engine Cessna. The vantage from up there changes your perspective on a place.

Sea-to-Sky Air, a local flight operator, aims to show guests something they’ve never seen.

After a brief safety tour, we took off and flew north over Levette Lake, up the Squamish Valley to where the Ashlu and the Squamish rivers merge. Then we turned west toward the Tantalus Range, mingling with clouds and glaciated peaks: Zenith, Mount Tantalus, Serratus and Alpha.

After a quick lap over Lake Lovely Water, we skipped across town towards the Sea to Sky Gondola and over the Stawamus Chief before returning north to the Squamish Airport.

Back in 2010, pilot David Eastwood was living in Whistler when he realized that he wanted to do something different with his life.

 “I just figured I would come and try some flying. So I came for a couple of flights here and was like, yeah I need to get out to do this,” he says.

“I went off for a couple years of training, came back and was amazed to get a job where I wanted, doing what I wanted to do.”

Eastwood was growing weary of the Whistler ski scene and so took to the skies.

“A new pair of skis is a very exciting thing, but there’s sometimes more to it than that,” he says.

 He explains how he finds reward in taking people out into the mountains and showing them something they might not have otherwise had the chance to see.

“The more people we get up into the mountains, the more people will respect them – just gaining that better understanding.”

The upbeat Sea to Sky Air pilots add to the experience of a flight, but really, the raw beauty of the scenery in and around the corridor is ample motivation on its own.

Finish reading the full article here at: http://www.squamishchief.com/lifestyles/catch-a-flight-to-see-squamish-s-stunning-landscape-from-above-1.2353801

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