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We Are Mountain Pilots

The complex beauty of the coastal range’s ever-changing weather, combined with the local geography of 8000ft peaks and plunging sea-level valleys requires navigation by a special type of pilot.

Our pilots go through rigorous in-house training specifically tailored for flying in the coast mountains of Squamish and Whistler, so that you can relax and fully immerse yourself in the experience and the endless jaw-dropping views.

We might not wear epaulettes or fresh pressed suit to work, but we’re every bit as professional as the pilots who take you on long-haul flights. Each of our guides are qualified commercial pilots and safety comes first, second and third.

Meet The Crew

CARLO GALVANI

Owner, C172 Pilot & C185 Amphib Pilot

CARLO's Favourite Tour

Whistler Backcountry Air Safari

As a kid Carlo would watch floatplanes come and go near his family’s cabin in the Cariboo/Chilcotin region, curiously wondering where they were heading and what they could see from their birds-eye-view. This sparked a passion for flying and an adventurous itch for “seeing what is over the next rise”. Today Carlo owns and operates two companies: Sea To Sky Air, a commercial air service sharing the inspiration that comes with a new perspective of the local south coast mountains; and A+G Reforestation, a silviculture company that plants over 4 million forest seedlings annually, provides ecosystem restoration, wildfire risk management and wildfire suppression services to the Province of BC.  “Both operations allow me to stay connected to the remote places and communities that originally captured my imagination as a child and continue to explore our relationships with the environment around us.”

As a kid Carlo would watch floatplanes come and go near his family’s cabin in the Cariboo/Chilcotin region, curiously wondering where they were heading and what they could see from their birds-eye-view.

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This sparked a passion for flying and an adventurous itch for “seeing what is over the next rise”. Today Carlo owns and operates two companies: Sea To Sky Air, a commercial air service sharing the inspiration that comes with a new perspective of the local south coast mountains; and A+G Reforestation, a silviculture company that plants over 4 million forest seedlings annually, provides ecosystem restoration, wildfire risk management and wildfire suppression services to the Province of BC.  “Both operations allow me to stay connected to the remote places and communities that originally captured my imagination as a child and continue to explore our relationships with the environment around us.”

DAVID EASTWOOD

Operations Manager, C172 Pilot & C185 Amphib Pilot

DAVID's Favourite Tour

Phantom Lake by Seaplane

Born and raised in the UK, David moved to Canada following his love for the mountains. “I now cannot imagine anything other than waking up to sunrise on the mountains and the possibility of going skiing, biking and fishing all in the same day! The Sea To Sky corridor has provided me with many opportunities in life, from participating in Iron Man triathlons, competing at provincial level bobsledding on the Olympic track in Whistler, to having a professional career in aviation”. David bought himself his very first flight lesson here in Squamish in 2011. “Three years and countless hours of studying later I could proudly call myself a commercial pilot”. One of the things that excites David most is the ability to share it all with guests. “We get to make people’s dreams come true. Seeing the beaming smiles created by such a unique perspective of this amazing environment never gets old”.

Born and raised in the UK, David moved to Canada following his love for the mountains. “I ...
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now cannot imagine anything other than waking up to sunrise on the mountains and the possibility of going skiing, biking and fishing all in the same day! The Sea To Sky corridor has provided me with many opportunities in life, from participating in Iron Man triathlons, competing at provincial level bobsledding on the Olympic track in Whistler, to having a professional career in aviation”. David bought himself his very first flight lesson here in Squamish in 2011. “Three years and countless hours of studying later I could proudly call myself a commercial pilot”. One of the things that excites David most is the ability to share it all with guests. “We get to make people’s dreams come true. Seeing the beaming smiles created by such a unique perspective of this amazing environment never gets old”.
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DOMINIC BEAUMONT

C172 Pilot and PRM

DOMINIC's Favourite Tour

Prehistoric Glaciers & Peaks

Also from the UK, Dominic first visited the Sea to Sky Corridor in 2008 on a working holiday. “After returning to the UK I wasn’t satisfied, I wanted more than just the normal 9 to 5. So in 2013 I moved back out to start a new life”. This new back yard inspired Dominic to go out and live one adventure after another “Hiking, camping, snowboarding, climbing, it’s all here”. Dominic has a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology, and completed his commercial pilots license in Vancouver. “I have gained all of my experience flying around these hills. No two days are the same. There’s always something new and spectacular to see that really blows your mind. I love scoping out new peaks to summit or plateaus to camp on and there’s no better view than a sunrise over the distant peaks and the smell of fresh coffee brewing on the camp stove”.

Also from the UK, Dominic first visited the Sea to Sky Corridor in 2008 on a working ...
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holiday. “After returning to the UK I wasn’t satisfied, I wanted more than just the normal 9 to 5. So in 2013 I moved back out to start a new life”. This new back yard inspired Dominic to go out and live one adventure after another “Hiking, camping, snowboarding, climbing, it’s all here”. Dominic has a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology, and completed his commercial pilots license in Vancouver. “I have gained all of my experience flying around these hills. No two days are the same. There’s always something new and spectacular to see that really blows your mind. I love scoping out new peaks to summit or plateaus to camp on and there’s no better view than a sunrise over the distant peaks and the smell of fresh coffee brewing on the camp stove”.

ERIK BRAUN

C172 Pilot

ERIK's Favourite Tour

Coast Mountain Epic

Having grown up in the Fraser Valley, Erik developed a passion for being in the mountains at an early age. “Growing up, my Dad had a 15 passenger van named Big Blue that we’d stuff full of friends and drive to Mt Baker on weekends to go skiing. The mountains have always bee a big part of my life”. After a 5 year stint in Toronto earning a bachelor’s degree majoring in photography, Erik returned to BC and began the journey of becoming a splitboard guide. He has since guided around the Kootenays and Japan. “I had always been interested in aviation, and flying then allowed me to connect with the mountains in an entirely new way.” Erik began working at a floatplane base in northern BC flying a super cub in the rugged and remote Cassiar Mountains. Now calling Squamish home, Erik is incredibly excited for the opportunity to share his passion for the mountains with others while flying in the Sea To Sky Corridor. 

Having grown up in the Fraser Valley, Erik developed a passion for being in the mountains at ...
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an early age. “Growing up, my Dad had a 15 passenger van named Big Blue that we’d stuff full of friends and drive to Mt Baker on weekends to go skiing. The mountains have always bee a big part of my life”. After a 5 year stint in Toronto earning a bachelor’s degree majoring in photography, Erik returned to BC and began the journey of becoming a splitboard guide. He has since guided around the Kootenays and Japan. “I had always been interested in aviation, and flying then allowed me to connect with the mountains in an entirely new way.” Erik began working at a floatplane base in northern BC flying a super cub in the rugged and remote Cassiar Mountains. Now calling Squamish home, Erik is incredibly excited for the opportunity to share his passion for the mountains with others while flying in the Sea To Sky Corridor. 
Sea To Sky Air pilot Marcel Frimmel

MARCEL FRIMMEL

C172 Pilot

MARCEL's Favourite Tour

Squamish Explorer

Born and raised in Bavaria, southern Germany, Marcel has a deep passion for the Mountains and the adventures that come with living in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

After visiting Canada with his family year after year he decided to make the move out to British Columbia in 2016. To realize his dream of becoming a Pilot, Marcel worked the following years as a Technician for BMW. Over the span of three years Marcel achieved the goal of becoming a commercial Pilot, with the majority of his flying in Squamish and the surrounding Coast Mountains. 

The mix of great outdoor adventures like hiking, backcountry skiing and fishing combined with flying in one of the most spectacular sceneries makes the Coast Mountains his place to be.

Born and raised in Bavaria, southern Germany, Marcel has a deep passion for the Mountains and the ...
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adventures that come with living in the Sea to Sky Corridor. After visiting Canada with his family year after year he decided to make the move out to British Columbia in 2016. To realize his dream of becoming a Pilot, Marcel worked the following years as a Technician for BMW. Over the span of three years Marcel achieved the goal of becoming a commercial Pilot, with the majority of his flying in Squamish and the surrounding Coast Mountains.  The mix of great outdoor adventures like hiking, backcountry skiing and fishing combined with flying in one of the most spectacular sceneries makes the Coast Mountains his place to be.