Sasa-Ginni-Gak Lodge and Northway Aviation Ltd.
We know you have many options when it comes to choosing your destination for your fly-in fishing trip. There are many lodges who offer a great experience with outstanding fishing. However, there is one aspect of your trip that can easily be over looked. How are you being flown into camp? How much do you know about the company that is providing the air service? Many people have had some interesting experiences flying in the north over the years.
Northway Aviation is a family business that began both the lodge and air service in 1962. We love the old DeHavilland Beavers and Otters as much as you do, and most of our pilots started their careers on small Cessna aircraft. But today we operate modern, efficient Cessna Caravan aircraft that are safer, more reliable and provide a more comfortable and quieter flight.
Northway operates Cessna Caravans on wheels and amphibious floats. The Amphib Caravans allow us to depart from the runway on wheels and land at the lodge or outcamp on floats. The Caravan’s turbine engine will get you to your destination safely, quickly and with less cabin noise. You can have a conversation during the flight and may even enjoy the pleasure of air conditioning!
Northway Aviation Ltd.
Northway Aviation Ltd. is a year-round commercial air carrier with daily scheduled service for passengers and cargo into remote communities in north-eastern Manitoba and north-western Ontario. Northway has an excellent safety record and prides itself on providing dependable and reliable service. Northway’s success has been built on developing and maintaining good relationships with the people of the communities which it serves. The company has operated for 52 years and is owner managed. Management is hands on, on a daily basis to ensure a high level of service for all customers.
All aircraft are operated by instrument flight rules (IFR) so that they can be flown in almost all weather conditions. Northway aircraft have the most modern equipment with the ability to see weather, lightning strikes and traffic in the area. Pilots are trained at Flight Safety International which provides a high level of training and aircraft simulator experience. Northway operates out of the St. Andrews airport approximately 15 km north of the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Air traffic is managed by a control tower and the airport is equipped with approaches for IFR operations.
Northway has its own Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) and all maintenance is performed on our premises. Northway also uses a state of the art maintenance tracking program and all aircraft engines are electronically trend monitored to provide data to flag any abnormalities to ensure the highest level of safety.
We know your main goal may be to have a great fishing experience, but our main goal is to get you to and from your destination not only when we say we will, but safely and professionally, so you enjoy every aspect of your experience from start to finish!