Other Sierra Flights & Custom Tours

SIERRA NORTH AIR TOUR

Started in 1967, as a flight school and charter flying service by Jack Courtney, our company’s tradition of dependable General Aviation services throughout the Western United States continues. Under the present ownership since 1984, we have expanded on a tradition offering thousands of clients, a wide range of aviation services. From custom pilot flight training programs, to honey moon escapes, to fire detection and suppression missions with the government forestry services, we always strive to live up to our motto: “Big Enough to Deliver, Small Enough to Care.”

SIERRA SOUTH TOUR

Our multi thousand hour pilots have been selected both for; their mature decision making and judgement abilities, and their seasoned piloting skills. They maintain their certification with frequent recurrent training by our company, and through regular flight tests with Federal Aviation Administration inspectors. Each of our pilots have several thousand flying hours in mountainous terrain making them well qualified for flying in the Western USA.

GOLD COUNTRY TOUR

Started in 1967, as a flight school and charter flying service by Jack Courtney, our company’s tradition of dependable General Aviation services throughout the Western United States continues. Under the present ownership since 1984, we have expanded on a tradition offering thousands of clients, a wide range of aviation services. From custom pilot flight training programs, to honey moon escapes, to fire detection and suppression missions with the government forestry services, we always strive to live up to our motto: “Big Enough to Deliver, Small Enough to Care.”

CUSTOM TOURS

We can help you design your own personalized vacation by ‘Going the exploration route’. Courtney Aviation’s Airvantage gives you access to the entire Western United States, and countless opportunities to find your own unspoiled destination. Flying with us enables you to customize your vacation. Ski Flights, Wilderness Backpacking, Whitewater Rafting…The sky’s the limit!

SIERRA SKI TRIPS

WE FLY YOU, 4 friends, skis and baggage from any airport, on your own schedule. You can forget about the frustration of airport security checks and long delays; just jump in and we’re off. We’ll give you a guided tour and guarantee you a window seat for a spectacular view of the snow covered High Sierra. Flight time on our typical charter flight departing from the S. F. Bay Area and arriving at Lee Vining or Mammoth Lakes, is one hour and twenty minutes; less to Lake Tahoe. Flight time from Columbia Airport is 40 minutes.

Our most popular destination is Lee Vining, on the east side of the Sierra at the foot of Tioga pass. With the hospitality of the Tioga Pass Winter Resort providing you no hassle accommodations, you’ll be in for some of the finest backcountry skiing to be had, with what many consider to be the best all around terrain and snow to be found anywhere. The best part is, it’s right in your backyard. Please call us for sample itineraries and a custom quote on the trip of your dreams.

MOTHER LODE ESCAPE

SPEND YOUR TIME RELAXING RATHER THAN DRIVING. We’ve planned a perfect weekend for you and three friends that maximizes your leisure time. Enjoy a variety of sights and activities on a trip that combines an overnight stay at a historic hotel or Bed and Breakfast in Columbia State Historic Park with day trips to Yosemite National Park. Warm foothill nights and cool days in Yosemite make our Yosemite Gold Country Package the ideal Sierra vacation. You’ll find a variety of fine dining establishments here in the restored gold mining town of Columbia.

EAST SIDE ADVENTURE

SPEND YOUR TIME RELAXING RATHER THAN DRIVING. We’ve planned a perfect weekend for you and three friends that maximizes your leisure time. Enjoy a variety of sights and activities on a trip that combines an overnight stay at a historic hotel or Bed and Breakfast in Columbia State Historic Park with day trips to Yosemite National Park. Warm foothill nights and cool days in Yosemite make our Yosemite Gold Country Package the ideal Sierra vacation. You’ll find a variety of fine dining establishments here in the restored gold mining town of Columbia.

Professionally Guided Air Tours of Yosemite and the Sierra

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