The Crew (Family, Friends, and BEAR Lovers All)

The  Bear Viewing Crew 2018-19 Seasons

Bear Adventure Crew in Alaska

This is the crew that makes it ALL happen for your Bear Trip!

Dee Hughes

Owner

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Derick

Director of Operations

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Derick is an experienced Alaskan pilot who pays special attention to the safety and well being of his passengers. His outgoing personality and and guiding style makes for a fun trip. He also has 4000+ hours of Naturalist Bear Guide experience with Alaska Bear Adventures.
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Joe

Chief Pilot & Bear Viewing Guide

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Joe is a river guide by trade, followed by 15 years flying experience and +1500 hours of bear guiding with Alaska Bear Adventures. Born in upstate New York ending up in Alaska via Vermont and Colorado. Joe’s smile will keep you at ease and entertained throughout your bear adventure.

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Ron Olsen

Lead Mechanic

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Ron has over 28 years of experience maintaining aircraft. He is an IA (Inspection Authorization qualified mechanic), a pilot and has owned and operated his own fixed base operation and flight school. When he is not keeping our aircraft in tip top shape or out with the bears you may find him on the water kayaking. He is also an ACA certified kayaking instructor.

Alec

Pilot & Bear Viewing Guide

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Alec arrived in Alaska from the mountains of Colorado. He has +1000 hours of bear guiding with Alaska Bear Adventures. He’s super passionate about the outdoors and flying. His outgoing personality makes for a safe and fun bear viewing experience.

Ben

Pilot & Bear Viewing Guide

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Ben is originally from Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. Ben has also flown skydiving operations in Vermont, Utah, and California. Along with dropping people from airplanes, he has spent several summers in Alaska as a carpenter and outdoor educator. He has +1000 hours of bear guiding with Alaska Bear Adventures.

Adam

Pilot & Bear Viewing Guide

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Adam is a Tacoma area native who has spent the majority of his career flying for an airline in Europe. In his free time he enjoys exploring the outdoors as an avid alpine skier, hunter, and fisherman. His combination of passion for aviation and desire to spend time outdoors makes for a perfect fit for the team!

K Bay Pilot Crew

K Bay Pilots & Bear Viewing Guides

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A fun loving group of passionate pilots and friends.

Our Aircraft – The K Bay Air Fleet

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Cessna 206

You will fly to the Katmai/Lake Clark coast in one of K Bay Airs’ four Cessna 206’s. The workhorse of Alaskan aviation, these aircraft are ideally suited to our type of flying. They are ultra-reliable, very forgiving and have a superb safety record.
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These particular aircraft have many STOL modifications to allow them to perform in the wilderness environment with the broadest safety margin possible. They are relatively roomy and comfortable for a single engine airplane. There are five passenger seats.
 

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