For over 50 years, members of the Showalter family have been providing fly-in fishing adventures from Lake of the Woods to the Arctic Circle. Beginning with the purchase of Northwest Flying Service in the late 50's, Ralph, Manly, and Edwin Showalter eventually became some of the most experienced bush pilots ever to fly the northern regions of Canada, guiding thousands of fishermen and hunters to once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences.
By the later 70's, Edwin's son Eddie began a new chapter in the Showalter family story, guiding groups to the northernmost fly-in outpost camps. In the air since the age of 15, Eddie still flies his red and white Cessna 180 for routine camp checks and has now accumulated more than 20,000 flight hours and become an expert on northern Ontario fishing and hunting.
In 1987, Edwin, his wife Louise, and son Eddie Showalter moved north to the Red Lake, Ontario, area and began operation of "Showalter's Fly-In Service" with a fleet of two Beechcraft 18's, one Beaver, and a Cessna 180. The family now operates 12 of the top remote fly-in outpost camps in Northwest Ontario.
In 2008, after a long and legendary 50 year aviation career, Edwin retired. He and Louise sold the company operations to their son Eddie. Under Eddie's management, his family's reputation for high levels of customer service and safety continues to bring guests back year after year.