Our Guest Reviews
Over the years Neacola Mountain Air has had the pleasure of flying and guiding clients to some of Alaska’s most remarkable places. Below are a few guest reviews from past trips with us.
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Family, Passion, and Drive is how I would sum up my experience with Stacia Joyce at Neacola Mtn Air. Like many others, I have dreamed of flying helicopters and explored many training options around Southcentral Alaska. What I have taken away from my varied instructional experiences is that flight instruction, helicopters especially requires mutual effort between both student and instructor as well as individual flexibility. Scheduling is something of a challenge with everyone living their busy lives, Neacola has one of the most unique and accepting schedules that really tailored to my individual needs. Learning from Stacia I truly felt as if I was part of a team working towards a common goal. She assures you to not be discouraged and has the energy to properly light that motivation you need at times. when talking to her you can get a small glimpse into her diverse background as an experienced helicopter pilot in Alaska and its challenges she has gone through to give you, the student a first hand account of real life situations. Along with the experience, there is the surrounding community you can find associated with good morals, safety, and fun experiences that tells you about the quality of people they are at Neacola. I earned my pilot license with Neacola Mtn Air but I also gained more when it comes to life and friendships.
I recently obtained my Instrument and Instrument Instructor Add-on ratings in the Helicopter and was referred to Stacia Joyce of Neacola Mountain Air, LLC in Wasilla, Alaska.
Their well-structured 141 ground and flight training curriculum along with Stacia’s professional, dedicated, committed as well as patient instruction, not only inspired me but gave me the knowledge and confidence to succeed.
They fly a very well maintained and instrument equipped Robinson R-22 Mariner II, which includes a Garmin G5, Garmin 430 WAAS (TSO-C146) GPS and a digital attitude indicator. This made flight training in the Robinson R-22 fun, challenging and affordable compared to the Robinson R-44 which is almost twice the cost.
I would definitely recommend Neacola Mountain to anyone who is pursuing a rating, flight training or just getting recurrent in the helicopter.
Thank you Stacia and Neacola Mountain for helping me achieve my flight training goals.
Dreams do come true-it’s never too late! Sometimes it’s easier said than done putting one foot in front of the other and taking strides toward your dreams. However, success doesn’t come from hesitation it comes through action. I’ve found that though dreams can become hidden they are never lost. Nearing the end of phase one of training, it’s easy to reflect on how I have come so far despite the internal struggles of confidence and fear of failure.
I have surrounded myself with people of good moral and ethical values, people who practice structure and high standards of training, see attainable challenging goals, and are the epitome of sound foundational support. Neacola Mountain Air isn’t just a flight school, it’s a personal commitment to your success and future in aviation – Neacola is family….
We had the pleasure of taking a fly in birdwatching tour of the Susitna flats with Neacola Mountain Air. The bird and wildlife viewing was fantastic, but the trip was really put over the top by the terrific guiding and warmth of Cash and Joyce. These two adventurers have a wealth of stories and experiences to share, and are supremely personable and fun to spend a day with. We are eagerly looking forward to our next flight tour with them!
I came to Alaska from Venezuela in search of a photograph of the Gyrfalcon for my book “Birds of Prey of North America”. I got many wonderful pictures of the Merlin and a descent picture of a dark phase Rough Legged Hawk but the Gyrfalcon is still on my list….. I had a spectacular time and ate delicious food.
Had an amazing time-saw walrus, ate plants and laughed
Cash Joyce with Neacola Air Taxi came to pick me up from our remote location in the Alaskan Wilderness at the end of my bucket list brown bear hunt. He quickly and carefully gathered my gear, loaded it and me onto his super cub and we we’re off. Cash’s excellent piloting abilities insured a smooth take off from a dry lake bed in the bush and a safe and fun plane ride back to main camp. I can’t wait to fly with Cash on an adventure again!