Alaska’s premier helicopter tour company, Tanalian Aviation specializes in creating exceptional sightseeing and glacier landing tours across the state.
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Tanalian Aviation offers premier helicopter flightseeing experiences for you and your loved ones! With helicopters flying out of Merrill Field in Anchorage, AK and Port Alsworth, AK, we want you to have the Alaskan adventure that you’ve always dreamed about.
Choose from one of our popular tours or let us help create a custom flight experience that meets your needs from heli-hiking to proposals and weddings, we will help make your Alaskan experience memorable.
Tanalian Aviation also provides custom charter work for consumer and commercial purposes, along with exceptional maintenance services.
We are dedicated to making your Alaska Helicopter Tour an enjoyable, once in a life time experience.
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A flight of a lifetime
What a way to be welcomed to Alaska. The front staff, pilot and owner were so friendly and made sure I was treated right. Joel was kind of enough to take my early morning phone call and Evan ensured it would be a flight of a lifetime. Tanalian Aviation is professional, personal, and has the experience needed to make sure your tour is one to remember. Thank you
Jake Wincapaw 06/16/2017
Thanks to this whole company who had prompt & polite service.
OMGosh! What an amazing company! The day before we were to fly out of Anchorage my Dad who is 86, Had seen an ad on the Alaska channel for helicopter flights. He asked if my brother, my husband & I would be interested in a helicopter tour. I grabbed some brochures from the hotel as we were on our way to Whittier for a glacier cruise. I called a couple companies who were on phone mail &/or couldn’t return my call til after7pm or we're booked til the end of July. I then called Tanalian Aviation- no phone message, Joel the owner answered the phone. We wanted a flight out of Anchorage for 4 but what was available would have meant we'd be split in 2 groups. He suggested a flight an hour north of Anchorage that would accommodate the 4 of us and would cost less IF we were willing to drive up there & IF he could get it arranged for the next AM. We said "yes" & he text later with a time that worked for us & a price we couldn't refuse! (Thanks, Joel!) This was so last minute for us & they were great at getting this arranged on such a short notice & allowing payment the next AM. We arrived a few minutes before our expected time. Pablo was our pilot. He was so kind to my dad helping him in& out of the helicopter, applying cleats to his shoes, got him a heavier coat to wear & took several pictures with our cameras. He allowed us plenty of time on the glacier & in the air. Pablo was very knowledgeable & seemed to enjoy his job.He even gave my dad a nice gift at the end of the flight! Thank you , Pablo!
Thanks to this whole company who had prompt & polite service.My Dad is 86, he never thought he'd have a chance to go to Alaska much less take a helicopter flight & walk on a glacier. He was so happy to have the experience- & I was very happy with the service provided!
Thanks again, Joel, Pablo, Doc &Nora!
07/12/2017 – Jan Yegge
A Spectacular Trip
Lief was our pilot. He went over and beyond to try and find moose, bears. We saw both. Even about 8 swans. It was a spectacular trip. The landing on the glacier was Amazing with a capitol A. Truly made this trip to Alaska special.
07/06/2017 – Helen Mosbrooker
Terrific Experience, thanks Tanalian
Deciding on a tour on short notice, hotel concierge contacted Doc. As I was without a car, he graciously agreed to pick me up the next day. Very friendly, professional and down-to-earth guy. Joined by a couple at airfield, pilot Leif did a terrific job explaining safety and previewed our tour up the Eagle River. Being solo I had the front seat! Extremely professionally, also fun and engaging, Leif described many details about the city, valley, glacier and the flight in general. Terrific experience, and extra accommodating of my disability. Thanks!