Flying With Us

Flights to our wilderness camps are operated by NDK Air Ltd. Each flight departs from the NDK Air base on Mackenzie Lake Road in the town of Armstrong Station, Ontario. Depending on the size of your group and the weight of your baggage, your flight will take place on one of NDK Air's two regularly-maintained floatplanes.

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De Havilland Turbine Otter

Aircraft registration C-FYLZ

NDK Air's beautiful Turbine Otter can carry up to 9 passengers and a useful load of up to 3,000 lbs. The engine is a Walter M601 turbine engine, converted from its original 600Hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp Radial engine in early 2006.

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De Havilland Piston Beaver

Aircraft registration C-FBPC

Built in 1951, NDK Air's Piston Beaver is as classic as Canadian floatplanes get. It can carry up to 4 passengers with a useful load of up to 1,300 lbs. The engine is a 450Hp Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior Radial engine.

How much can I pack?

To comply with the Transport Canada guidelines for weight and balance, we ask that our guests pack no more than 125 pounds (56.7 kg) per person. We are happy to accommodate heavier loads, but we ask that you contact us at least 3 weeks in advance to arrange this as it may include organizing a separate charter flight. More information on what you should bring on your trip to our wilderness camps is available in our packing guide.

What can't I bring on board?

To ensure the safety of everyone on board, we ask that you let us know before your flight if you have any dangerous goods in your luggage, so we can ensure that it is stored and transported safely in the aircraft. This includes such things as:

  • Bear spray
  • Lithium batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Dry ice
  • Ammunition

Sharp objects such as fishing hooks or knives should always be packed securely in a way that they won't poke through your luggage. If you are traveling with a firearm, make sure to remove all ammunition before your flight and take extra care in handing your firearm to our crew when they are loading the aircraft for your departure.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your flight with us, please contact us by calling +1 807 583 2625 or email us at