Explore Alaska by Air

Aviation is big in Alaska, and Anchorage is home to many of the state’s pilots and aircrafts. From Merrill Field, a downtown Anchorage airfield, and Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world, sightseeing flights are perfect for scenic daytrip from town.

Leave from Anchorage on a flightseeing tour in a small plane or helicopter to circle Denali, explore glaciers and head to iconic bear viewing spots across Cook Inlet. Flightseeing excursions can help visitors check the most off their Alaska bucket list, and for many people, it’s an exciting way to experience the long history and importance of the aviation industry in Alaska.

If time doesn’t allow for a flightseeing tour, visitors can still experience the aviation industry in Anchorage. Visit the Alaska Aviation Museum or head to Lake Hood to watch as seaplanes navigate take-off and landing right on the water.


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