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About Ketchikan’s Best Air Service

About Ketchikan, Alaska Bush Pilot, Jeff Carlin and Carlin Air

Jeff Carlin is a Ketchikan born and raised Alaskan bush pilot with over 3 decades of flying experience in Alaska. The Carlin family has lived in southeast Alaska for the better part of 60 years.

As an avid outdoorsman, Jeff spends much of his free time flying into remote areas for camping, fishing and hunting excursions. His lifestyle combined with his professional experience allows for extensive local knowledge and piloting skills. Providing a knowledge that can only be acquired through decades of flying through various cycles of Alaskan weather. As a result, Carlin Air is able to offer safer flights and charter flights to areas which most other local air services are unwilling to provide.

Due to Jeff’s piloting skills and impeccable safety record, Carlin Air is the air taxi of choice by local residents, the US Department of Interior, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game requiring such piloting skills. Whether you are needing remote area drop off and pickup for hunting, canoeing, a fishing expedition, Misty Fjords Tour, go bear watching, or simply experience the joys of flying in a float plane. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you are flying with a highly skilled pilot with unique knowledge of the area.

“We are recommending Carlin Air to our friends and relatives. It was the highlight of our Alaskan cruise. Heidi was friendly and welcoming. Our pilot, Timber was skilled and professional. We did not anticipate landing on a remote, wilderness lake, so that was a major plus!”

Gloria C