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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

Knik Glacier Landing

Knik Glacier Landing

Our signature Glacier flightseeing and landing tour. This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of flying…

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Eklutna Glacier and Wilderness Landing

Eklutna Glacier and Wilderness Landing

In one flight you get it all, glaciers, wilderness backcountry, remote Alaska rivers, views of…

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Up Ship Creek Without a Paddle

Up Ship Creek Without a Paddle

We may call it “Up Ship Creek Without a Paddle,” but have no worries, you’ve…

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Eagle Glacier

Eagle Glacier

Flight time for this tour is just under an hour and takes you east from…

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Mountains & Missiles

Mountains & Missiles

See the “Nike Missile” silos – the remnants of the cold war between the US…

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City of Lights

City of Lights

Whether in the daylight or night time, “this is your tour”. A wonderful 15 minute…

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Extraordinary helicopter tours for those who want to experience Alaska. View all of our handcrafted 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

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!

Steve Carey

June 2017

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