Recent Praise for Adventure Flying Services
"A truly wonderful experience awaits you in the Idaho Backcountry flying with Fred Williams.
I have been a pilot for 50 years and I can say that I had the absolute BEST flying experience in my life flying the Idaho backcountry with Fred.
He is an incredibly wonderful host and full of ideas to make your experience truly memorable.The airstrips all very widely with some that have excellent services and others that are totally remote. He will custom design your visit to fulfill your needs but be ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Want to have a great breakfast at a rustic ranch setting? He can do that! Do you want to land uphill on a very steep grade. He can show you how! If you can swing it the 3 day option is a way to see a variety of places and still not be over taxing. His turbo kitfox is perfectly maintained and handles the terrain extremes with ease.
I heartily endorse his program and encourage anyone to tour the wilderness area and see what truly “backcountry flying”is all about!
You will be glad you did!" ~ Russ CFI from Nevada
"I came here with the hope that I would learn the skills necessary to test fly my Kitfox in a safe manner. As many of you know, I fondly was calling "Adventure Flying LLC" the "Kitfox Test Pilot School." It turned out to be FAR MORE.... it has been an amazing experience of a lifetime.
Fred Williams is the best Flight Instructor I have ever been blessed to learn from. He spent every hour from 6:30am to 1:00 to 2:00pm, for 5 consecutive days altering his format, changing his methods of teaching approach, to insure that I got the very best training possible, tailor made, for me.
I feel very confident, and knowledgeable, to not just perform my 40 hour Phase 1 test flights, but also enriched in the experience of learning these skills not at a big city airport, but in God's playground for Lower 48 aviators.
I will test fly my Kitfox, and enrich and strengthen the tailwheel aircraft skills Fred has taught me. Next year, I will return, and spend additional days in the backcountry flying with Fred in and out of these 'impossible places.'" ~ Grover from California (Facebook post)
"I had the opportunity to fly with Fred in his Kitfox during Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures in Cascade. I hoped to gain back country experience, which Fred did a great job of introducing to me. After a thorough preflight, we spent time getting myself acquainted with the feel of the plane. The airstrips we flew to each posed different challenges that Fred patiently guided me through. For only having two flights with him, I think the amount of information and experience was phenomenal and very enjoyable! It made great memories that have increased my confidence and my desire to fly even more. Happy flying!" ~ Hannah from Idaho
"Had a great time flying with Fred in the back country. We flew for two days and landed at several strips. He is an excellent instructor and taught me the necessary knowledge to navigate and land back strips. This was my first trip to Idaho but had some experience with off airport landings so I was hesitant to get instruction. All's I can say is GET instruction!!! The knowledge and experience you obtain will keep you alive. Thanks again Fred." ~ Steve from California
“Fred Williams is an excellent instructor with a fantastic airplane that he uses in a beautiful flying environment to teach back country flying. He was eager to share his love of flying with me and used my flying background to determine where to start my training. His costs for instruction are very reasonable and his desire to accommodate is ever present. Thanks, Fred.” ~ Thomas from California
"I would like to write this review about one of the best flight training experiences that I have ever had. I'm a 30 year career seaplane pilot with experience on many aircraft types. Piston and turbine.
I have, however, never flown a tailwheel aircraft. I feel that no aviation career is complete without some real stick and rudder flying in this classic landing gear configuration. I recently bought a Murphy Rebel and know that the Kitfox training will translate well.
The immaculate new Kitfox that Fred Williams operates is probably the best aircraft out there. The Idaho scenery and Fred's relaxed but impeccable instructing techniques are also impossible to beat. I cannot say enough good things about the tailwheel flying with Fred. It's a lot of fun and I cannot recommend this experience highly enough in words.