While most of the flights that we do are for tourists who want to see our beautiful area, we also provide flights for other purposes. We flew a lovely couple over a field which had a marriage proposal painted in it. We have flown several realtors and developers over properties to get some great aerial photos. Many people have asked us to fly over their homes to get an aerial photo of their property to display or to give as a gift. We frequently fly different land trust representatives to view areas when they are applying for grants. We often get requests to fly over different algae fields to view its growth. These custom aerial flights are a great way of viewing a large area in a short amount of time and you get a totally different perspective of the ground when seen from above.So you can see that over the past nine years of operating Scenic Flights of Acadia, we thought we had ‘seen everything’ from above.
However, we recently received a phone call from a fisherman who had five large fishing buoys break loose in a storm. They had been unable to locate them by driving around and called us to ask if we would be able to fly them around Frenchman’s Bay to see if they could locate them. With a GPS on board along with the fisherman, all five buoys were located and the coordinates noted within 45 minutes. The cost of the flight was a very small price to pay in relation to the cost of these very expensive buoys. We were happy to help them locate the buoys and they were VERY happy to have found them.