Here's our plane and pilot- we flew in a Otter- which holds 9 passengers. Our pilot has been flying for about 20 + years, and has been around small planes all his life. He's an engineer and winters in Arizona. Apparently, in Alaska there are more people that have pilots licenses than driver's licenses. When he explained the 2 features of the plane that would help find us if necessary, and that there were emergency provision such as blankets, food and water, I wasn't sure whether to be scared or confident that we were prepared.
Ground control to Major Tom.
It was truly an awesome experience, but I have to say when we landed I was pretty glad to be back. We wrapped up our day at Talkeetna with another stop at the Denali Brewing Company before heading back to the train for the return trip to Anchorage.
Talkeenta is definitely a place I'd like to visit again.