Blue River Aviation


Blue River Aviation in Palmer, AK, offers the best pilot training in Alaska with primary courses including Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine. Our flight instructors are prepared to answer any and every question you may have, providing guidance and reassurance along your journey to becoming a professional pilot.

Alaska From Above


Looking for a unique and unforgettable way to experience the beauty of Alaska? Choose Alaska flightseeing with Blue River Aviation in Palmer! Take in stunning views of majestic mountain ranges, sparkling lakes, and winding rivers. With our experienced pilots and expansive fleet, you’ll enjoy a comfortable, safe, and awe-inspiring adventure like no other.

Remote Travel

& Air Taxi

Blue River Aviation in Palmer, Alaska provides you with the resources necessary to access the vastness of the Last Frontier. Whether you are looking for hunting, fishing, camping, or any other type of adventure, we will get you there. With a variety of aircraft in our fleet, we are equipped to fly into small backcountry air strips and remote lakes, with the capacity to carry your gear into and out of the bush. Blue River Aviation operates with Cessna 206s, 185s, 172s, and Piper Super Cubs (floats, skis, and wheels).

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About Us

Everyone should have their head in the clouds.

Blue River Aviation’s founder, Jamie Hastings, began flight instructing in 2009 while working as a pilot for Peninsula Airways. After a decade of flight instruction, he decided to pursue his flight school full-time and bring on a number of other instructors. Thus, Blue River Aviation was born.

Our flight school focuses on professional aviation training, preparing students for everything from airline careers to off-airport in Alaska’s vast backcountry. We take pilots from zero hours to commercial multi-engine and CFI. In addition, we provide tailwheel, seaplane, and ski instruction.