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Alaska’s premier helicopter tour company, Tanalian Aviation specializes in creating exceptional sightseeing and glacier landing tours across the state.

Popular Helicopter Tours


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.

Helicopter Tours
Charter Flights
Salvage and Recovery
Flight Training

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.

Tanalian Aviation Office

Anchorage Office

We are conveniently located at Merrill Field in Anchorage, Alaska. Stop by and visit us or if you have any question give us a call at 907-280-8023.

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Guest Reviews

We are dedicated to making your Alaska Helicopter Tour an enjoyable, once in a life time experience.
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Tanalian Aviation Reviews

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!

Steve Carey

June 2017

This was a fabulous experience for the last day of our Alaskan experience.

This helicopter flight was a first for my husband and myself. Our pilot, Evan, used humor introducing us to his helicopter. He told us which parts of the helicopter to walk past and which parts to never walk toward upon entering and existing the helicopter. He quickly informed us of his flying experience and experience in the Air Force. He was serious about watching and noting gauges during takeoff and landing. The flight was smooth. We had a beautiful day. After the dog sledding, upon our return, he gave us significant views of the glacier and searched for animals on the hills. This was a fabulous experience for the last day of our Alaskan experience.



Anita Stokes

June 2017

One of the most memorable and worthwhile experience we’ve had, thanks Tanalian

My wife had never been to Alaska, so on a recent visit to Anchorage we decided to see some sights and booked a tour with Tanalian Aviation to do a helicopter tour of the Knik Glacier. Doc (Joe) worked with us a week prior to smooth out some issues in our booking and even drove us up to the Knik Lodge to get picked up by the chopper.


Our pilot (John) was amazing, swinging across the landscape to point out mountain goats and sheep on the hills before landing us in an amazing spot on the glacier between two pools of azure blue glacier water. The day was amazingly perfect and we spent a glorious time hiking on the glacier and taking tons of photos (of which both John and Joe were exercising their artistic talents by assisting with photographs).


I'll admit when I booked the tickets, I was slightly apprehensive. The tickets were expensive, I'd never flown in a helicopter, and landing on a glacier seemed somewhat, I'm a rather large man (6'5", 350+ lbs). I couldn't have been more mistaken...for it was one of the most memorable and worthwhile experiences we've had. The ride was practically spacious, smooth, and the experience well worth it.


Special thanks to Joe and John for making our day with such an amazing life experience! We'll definitely tell our friends!


May 2017

My first trip to Alaska one I won't forget.

I was in Anchorage for a very short time on business and wanted to see the sights. Doc worked with me to get me on a tour on very short notice! My pilot, Leif, was very knowledgeable about the area and a pleasure to spend a couple hours of my day with. Tanalian Aviation made my first trip to Alaska one I won't soon forget!

Christopher Purcell

May 2017

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