Aviation History in Alaska
Aviation has long been a lifeline to rural Alaska ("the bush") and is an unforgettable way to view the magnificence of the “Last Frontier." Get a look at historic machines that link remote Alaska with the world before taking off from the world’s busiest floatplane base for a scenic flight to Denali, Prince William Sound or the mountains and glaciers surrounding Anchorage. And best of all, you can enjoy all this and be back in time for dinner.
Fill up on a hearty breakfast at your Anchorage bed & breakfast or local cafe before navigating to the Alaska Aviation Museum for a look into Alaska’s fascinating aviation history. See historical Alaska aircraft and rare film footage of Alaska’s pioneer aviators, and explore 20 different vintage aircraft.
Soar above the Chugach Mountains, Denali, Prince William Sound or the Harding Icefield on a flightseeing tour. Fly through valleys of deep glaciers, where walls of prehistoric ice and rock jut skyward from the earth. Dependable operations offer year-round personalized flights or charters from Anchorage via floatplane, fixed-wing, and helicopter.
Explore Anchorage's numerous eateries where you dine on a bridge or enjoy a local brew and catch up with friends on an outdoor deck with unparalleled views. From streetside cafes to four-star restaurants, Anchorage chefs showcase Alaska crops and catches on center stage. Looking for the ultimate pairing? Anchorage nightlife goes with any meal.