What is flightseeing in Alaska?
Flightseeing tours depart from Anchorage year-round to places that, quite literally, will take your breath away. Visit areas of Alaska not accessible by any other means. Aviation has long been a lifeline to rural Alaska (“the bush”) – an integral part to the state’s history and development.
What is glacier landing?
The National Park Service has awarded Talkeetna Air Taxi a concession for landing on the glaciers of Denali National Park, granting us the ability to land in various locations within the Alaska Range. … Your pilot will assess weather, lighting and snow conditions to determine your best landing site.
What time of day is best for Denali flightseeing?
Go in the morning. The weather is your biggest concern and mornings are usually the calmest.
How long is the train ride from Anchorage to Seward?
The most popular way to experience the Coastal Classic is on a day trip from Anchorage. Depart Anchorage early morning for the four-hour scenic trip to Seward. You have about 7 hours to spend in Seward, the perfect amount of time to enjoy a Glacier & Wildlife Cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park.
Where can the k2 Aviation planes land within the park?
Our scenic flights usually land passengers at the 5600 foot level of the Ruth Glacier, located in the Sheldon Amphitheater. Other popular landing spots are the Kahiltna, the Pika, or the Eldridge glaciers. The Alaska Range is huge, and offers many breathtaking opportunities for landing locations.
How long drive from Denali to Talkeetna?
Talkeetna to Denali Park
This trip takes less than three hours and travels on the Parks Highway. The highway borders Denali State Park and offers wonderful views of the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range. When visible, Mt.
What do you wear to glacier landing?
Long Pants: wear a good pair of pants (not cotton). Any good pair of hiking pants or synthetic pants will be fine. Cotton has almost no thermal value when wet. Good Footwear: wear a good pair hiking boots or hiking shoes.
Is flightseeing in Alaska Safe?
Over the past decade, at least 14 and probably 15 people have lost their lives in flightseeing crashes in Alaska, and seven more have been seriously injured. … But over the current decade in Denali and Talkeetna before last weekend, there were no fatalities and only one serious injury in flightseeing operations.
Can you walk on Matanuska Glacier?
Matanuska Glacier Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sutton, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is best used from April until October.