The Northwind Experience
At Northwind, our pilots Scott, Jimmy, and Andrew value safety as a #1 priority! Second to this, we like to have fun! We love to meet new people, see old friends, fly families, enjoy laughs together, tell local history, and experience the beauty of Alaska with you!
Your Northwind Aviation experience starts with safe and fun pilots! We are lucky to have the incredible pilots that fly for us and know they will work hard to make your Alaskan adventure fantastic!
Scott Jackson, the owner, grew up in the north woods of Maine, hunting, fishing, and trapping. From the ages of 18-21, he attended college and completed a B.S. degree in aircraft maintenance and operations. Scott has an MBA in Marketing from NYIT ('07) and has founded and managed companies specializing in aircraft charters, real estate, global avionics sales, outdoor education, and hunting and fishing guide services.
Scott enjoys hunting, flying bush planes, and fishing in Kachemak Bay. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with customers that have a passion for the outdoors. His primary roles are business development and marketing at Northwind. He guides the company on a day-to-day basis, answering customer's questions, and ensuring everyone has a great time during their visit. Scott brings 30 years of flying experience to the table!
Andrew serves as our Chief Pilot at Northwind Aviation! His passion for aviation began at a young age, and he earned his private pilot certificate at 17 years old! Andrew grew up in Nashville, TN and commissioned into the Army as a military police officer after college. He then served at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. While in the Army, in between deployment, he completed his commercial certificates for both land and sea airplanes. He also earned his flight instructor certificate and began working part-time as a flight instructor. After leaving the Army in 2016, Andrew began working full time as a commercial pilot.
He moved to Homer in 2017, and has since flown thousands of hours in Kachemak Bay and along the western Cook Inlet and Katmai coasts. Andrew is also passionate about bears, and has acted as a lead bear viewing guide in Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks! His constant focus is on aviation safety, and he is currently completing his Master’s of Science in Aeronautics with concentrations in aviation safety and aviation education through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Andrew is married to his wife Jessica, and they recently had their first baby girl! He is thrilled to be flying for Northwind and is excited to take you on your next Alaska adventure!