Air Nootka Ltd. was incorporated in 1981. Our home base is in Gold River, a beautiful little town on the West Coast of British Columbia. We are currently running a Cessna 185 and a De Havilland Beaver that are meticulously maintained and inspected. Our aircraft are all attended to, with the highest standards, by Sealand Aviation in Campbell River. Sealand Aviation has been in business since 1981, as well.
We have real time tracking in our aircrafts so we always know the position, altitude, speed and where they are heading. Air Nootka is a proud member of the Floatplane Operators Association (FOA). We have Regular meetings and a campaign for best practices in levels of safety.
Our pilots both have extensive flying experience and we take pride in providing the best service on Vancouver Island's West Coast.
Ron Sine- Head of Operations/Pilot
Ron Sine has 15,500 hours of flying time. He started flying in 1984 and has worked exclusively for Air Nootka for the past 27 years. He has been Chief Pilot for Air Nootka since 1990. Most of his flying hours have been in and around the Nootka Sound. He has also flown from Seattle to Prince Rupert.
Ron and his wife, Carole, bought into Air Nootka in May 2006, when he became Operations Manager. He has a commercial license with a multi engine license. He has three grown children. Ron and Carole have lived most of their lives in Tahsis and Gold River.
Doug Kilian- Maintanance Manager/Pilot
Doug's love of flying and airplanes started early. While living and working up North he earned his private pilot's license in his early twenties. However, it wasn't until years, several occupations and adventures later, that he began flying as a career. He, also, finished a diploma in civil and structural engineering from BCIT. In 2002, Doug returned to flying and got his commercial license. He flew in Manitoba for two seasons and has flown on Vancouver Island ever since. He has done the C.O.L.T program through Strathcona Lodge and with that has done guiding work. He has flown for Air Nootka since 2003 as an employee. In 2014 he joined the team as an owner, with his wife, Cindy, and long time owners Ron and Carole Sine. Doug and Cindy have two grown children and live in, both, Gold River and the Comox Valley.
Toll Free- 1-877-795-2255
Serving The West Coast of British Columbia