About This Event

2pm Saturday July 13th to 11am Sunday July 14th

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the overnight fly-in at the FLY8MA pilot lodge in Big Lake! The weekend will consist of fun, aviation related activities, a BBQ on Saturday evening, presentations discussing  introductory backcountry flying and more!

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. If 21+ you may BYOB.

Indoor camping accommodations will be available inside the 727 aircraft.  Please bring sleeping bag if staying overnight. Tents are welcome for outdoor camping, as well.  

Target Audience: Young and/or new pilots seeking guidance on getting into backcountry flying. **Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian**


Schedule of Events


Pilots please arrive no later than 3pm.


Grill out, food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Guests 21+ may BYOB if interested.


Speakers will be discussing their experience and helpful advice when it comes to backcountry flying.


Making s'mores and telling stories around the fire!

NEXT DAY 9:00amBreakfast

10:00amFlour Bombing

Getting There

Please familiarize yourself with the map if you are flying in.

Location Information

  • FLY8MA Flight Training
  • 311 S Kristen Ridge Circle, Big Lake, AK, 99652 US


Any potential passengers would 18+ or accompanied by a parent/guardian

Sharing your skills, experiences and knowledge on backcountry flying for younger/beginner pilots.

All pilots should communicate on CTAF 122.8

All pilots should review the airport diagram above and report information Foxtrot on initial callout.

Plan to follow instruction for parking.

Topics shared during presentations should be considered INFORMATIONAL ONLY and do not constitute flight instruction. Follow the guidance of presentations AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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