Camping by Kodiak in Utah Canyon Country

Camping by Kodiak in Utah Canyon Country

Camping by Kodiak in Utah Canyon Country

A Weekend Getaway With Friends From AOPA And Redtail Air Adventures

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Airplane camping? In the Kodiak, you go places your car can't. And that's what we set out to do in our latest adventure near Utah's beautiful Canyonlands National Park. We flew with our partners, Redtail Air Adventures and NavTec Expeditions, up the Green River. This is exactly what the Kodiak was built for. Like an off-road capable SUV, each of our two Kodiaks delivered a party of six plus all the gear for a quick weekend getaway.

Click to view the film version of this story at AOPA online.

Our trip took us along the Green River past ochre red bluffs and miles of winding canyons to Mineral Canyon, the landing place that served as our base camp. For this journey, we had special guests including editors from AOPA and Chris Burkard studio, the famed photographer and videographer. We couldn't have provided them a better background for their stories.

With our gear unloaded, we made camp for the night. Fresh food, a full kitchen, an accordion . . .everything you need for a fully appointed outdoor experience. One crew member planned ahead. He brought his hammock and strung it under the wing. Nature provided the stars.

The immense beauty of the place is put in scale with our Kodiak 10-seat STOL.

S.U.A. — The Sport Utility Aircraft

The next day we flew tandem skimming over the cliffs in an air-to-air photographic duet. The weather cooperated to give us clear vistas in all directions. Redtail's two Kodiaks never looked better and never looked out of place.

Redtail Air Adventures was one of the first outdoor adventure tour operators to buy the Kodiak. They use them for a variety of services including sightseeing, remote drop offs, film  and commercial production and aerial assessments when called on.

Principal Photography Chris Burkard Studio

Bob Wilson
Kodiak Facilitator - Western Canada

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Making Aviation History in Western Canada

This is source of excellent aircraft at good prices:

True Track Aircraft Sales - Western Canada
(Kodiak Facilitator)

About Bob Wilson and True Track:

I have held a pilot’s licence since I was seventeen years old.

I was an RCMP Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) in Alberta and the Yukon Territory during my career which spanned 25-1/2 years.

I moved to a career in Investments where I built trust and a Company called True Track Investments Ltd. I sold the business portfolio and became the Western Canada representative for Quest Kodiak Aircraft for Clay Lacy Aviation out of Seattle, Washington.
I expanded this business to used aircraft as well as Kodiak and began independently sourcing airplanes for Individuals, Corporations and Government Agencies here in Canada as well as other Countries.

I provide realistic valuations to airplanes that work for both the buyer and the seller in the Canadian Marketplace.

The Safety & Quality of the Kodiak is why I became involved with being a Kodiak Facilitator in Western Canada.

I believe in the aircraft and its quality construction. The Pratt and Whitney engine is built in Lethbridge, Alberta and has been for thirty years. They are also built in Montreal, Quebec.
Cost of operation is very important and the airplane leads in every category of performance, while protecting the Pilot and Passengers with redundancy and safety features.

The Kodiak Airplane is very safe and nimble and still cost effective.

Bob Wilson
True Track Aircraft Sales - Western Canada
(Kodiak Facilitator)
a division of
True Track Investments Ltd.
1-780-983-1480,  truetrak@telus.net