My friend and I are active CFIIs, ATPs, and tailwheel instructors with over 2100TT and Learjet type ratings. We're headed to Anchorage in late August for a fishing trip and would really like to fly our own bird rather than pay for a seat on a Douglas. So far the flight schools have been unwilling to let us take something overnight, since they claim that even with a 4-hour minimum daily rental they can still make more with the bird at home.
We both have a ton of time in 172s, 182s, 210s, Bonanzas, Bellancas, etc. Our lodge's strip is only about 2000', so we probably need to stick with a high wing Cessna. We both have personal insurance policies, in addition to probably meeting the open pilot policy on any available aircraft, and zero-accident/incident records.
We need the bird for 3 days and are certainly willing to pay market price - certainly doesn't need to be anything fancy, either. Before the school bailed on us we were thinking about flying our A36 up, but now we're all stuck with nonrefundable airline tickets. If any of you know anyone willing to rent their baby I'd be happy to provide a resume and references, down payment, etc. Even if you can simply point us in the right direction, any help or advice is much appreciated!
Justin C. Scarrow & Christopher Cook