I bought a newer and bigger floatplane, a Cessna 175 with a big engine. I don’t fly my guests (we use Beavers and Otters for that), but the Cessna is useful for flying staff and supplies. Most days it’s fun. Old Pilot quote: “It is better to be on the ground wishing that you were in the air, than to be in the air wishing that you were on the ground”. One flying challenge (besides weather, mechanical issues, maintenance, navigation, etc.) was the Wabakimi wildfires last summer. There is little doubt that climate change is having an effect around the globe, including in Wabakimi. Mind you, Wabakimi is huge (at 5 million acres twice as big as PEI or the state of Connecticut if you include all the contiguous waterway parks, Nature Reserves, and Conservation Reserves). So, even in a year with lots of fires, there are lots of canoe routes to divert to that are safe and mostly upwind of the smoke! But the flying was challenging at times, with the help of instruments at times to maintain altitude and heading. I am very glad that I took instrument and flight training years ago! The floatplane is useful for checking on canoeists and servicing our 6 remote outposts in and around Wabakimi.