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    How much would it cost to get 2 guys dropped off in the central alaska range from fairbanks? Ballpark estimate.

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    I have taken a couple bush trips out of Kotz. That ran about $1,500-1,700 round trip for two people with gear (800 lb limit). Got some similar prices when we flew out of Dillingham last year. I would check with Wright Air in Fairbanks and Bettle Air in Bettles. It would likely depend on where you are going. Obviously the further you go, the more pricey it becomes. Another thing to consider is if you are floating, you could be dropped off somewhere where you could float down to a village and fly back to Fairbanks on an air taxi. That would nearly cut the cost in half. Lots of examples of trips like that. Drop off on the Kobuk and float down to one of the villages. Drop off on the Alanta or North Fork Koyukuk and float down to Allakelet (msp?). But that of course only applies if you are float hunting. Some other places to check with would be Circle Air in Fort Yukon and Coyote Air in Coldfoot. Figure out exactly where you want to go and find who is closest to that area. Then start making some calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Archer View Post
    How much would it cost to get 2 guys dropped off in the central alaska range from fairbanks? Ballpark estimate.
    That's a pretty broad question. It depends on how far out of FB, and what size plane you'll need. Things that factor into plane size is the amount of gear you plan to bring and the species you plan to hunt, and if you're successful, if you'll need another plane load or a larger plane to transport people, gear, meat, etc. out.

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    Look at $600-650 an hour for a 206 and you pay both ways. So 1 hour flight is 1 hour out and 1 back, 2 hours fly time and that is $1,200 bucks for that leg. Need a flight back? Do the math.

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