Daher teamed with customized Land Rover and outdoor experience provider Himalaya to offer a package that pairs a special-edition Kodiak 100 Series II turboprop single with the Defender 110 Land Rover. A limited number of Kodiak 100s with customized Himalaya badging and livery will be offered as part of a package that also includes an off-road Defender 110 and a customized trip to Himalaya’s new Experience Center in Alpine, Wyoming, for $3 million.
The partnership plays on the Kodiak’s reputation as a rugged utility aircraft designed for backcountry operations. “This partnership is an exciting opportunity for Kodiak Aircraft to join forces with a company that shares our passion for outdoor exploration and adventure,” said Kodiak chief demo pilot and sales director Mark Brown. “Combining the elements of air travel with off-road driving was a natural fit when putting this package together.”
As for the Experience Center visit, Himalaya is planning to offer backcountry guiding on snowmobiles and snow bikes with a team specializing in custom-built motorsports equipment year-round.
“When we first built this Experience Center, our goal was to emphasize exactly what the Himalaya brand is all about, which is the desire to seek out adventure. In partnering with a legendary aircraft brand like Kodiak, we’ve established another element that sets us apart,” said Himalaya president Greg Shondel.