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Address: Gulkana Airport, Mile 118 Richardson Highway, Glennallen, Glennallen, AK 99588
Phone Number:
+1 866-570-4200
Fee: Yes

At Copper Valley Air Service, our highly trained, professional pilots &...

At Copper Valley Air Service, our highly trained, professional pilots & guides provide you with a comfortable and exceptional outdoor experience. We specialize in Flightseeing tours, Air Taxi and Charter Services within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the Copper River Basin, and McCarthy - Kennicott. Visit remote regions that are only accessible with one of our properly equipped float, wheeled or ski planes. We devote ourselves wholeheartedly to ensuring that each and every trip is the finest possible. We have the most experience, the best equipment, and a great attitude. We are based primarily out of the Gulkana Airport in Glennallen, Alaska.We specialize in providing Air Taxi support for backpacking, hiking, fishing, hunting, and mountaineering throughout the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Copper River Basin. We can also provide your air taxi needs to the Alaska Range, Wrangells, Talkeetna Mountains, and the Chugach Mountains.We offer several structured adventure packages from which you can choose or we will help you plan a custom adventure based on your experience and abilities.

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Best day of our already wonderful trip!

Copper Valley Air is the real thing. A bush pilot. An airplane. Indescribable scenery. We hesitated to commit before our Princess Cruise because the weather here can be wild... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Terrie T
Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Copper Valley Air is the real thing. A bush pilot. An airplane. Indescribable scenery. We hesitated to commit before our Princess Cruise because the weather here can be wild. With blue skies around the mountain the day we arrived, we jumped at the chance to go Flightseeing. Ryan made it happen (he picked us up at the Lodge), and Martin... More 

1 Thank Terrie T
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We took a 1 hour plane trip over Rangle St. Elias NP and loved it. The park is so huge and not accessible by car that the plane trip was great. We saw loads of huge Glaciers and beautiful mountain views. Seeing a mud volcano from above was interesting also.

1 Thank Teri H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wrangell St. Elias is too large to visit by hiking and has very few roads. By far the best way to visit is a flight seeing tour. We did the one hour flight and definitely got our money's worth. We saw tall mountains, huge glaciers, and several mud volcanoes. The landscape in Alaska is vast and viewing from the air... More 

2 Thank GeddyGolf
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Such a great flight seeing trip with Copper Valley Air! There are very limited roads into Wrangell St Elias NP, so the best way to see the amazing sights of the park are by plane. The pilot was very knowledgable and we had a very smooth flight. Each passenger had a window seat and a headset to hear the pilot... More 

Thank Diana F
Hamden, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Hi Folks. There are only 2 roads into the 11,000,000 acre Wrangell St Elias National Park. Therefore, from, the ground, you don't see anything. So we went to the Gulkana Airport in Glennallen and chartered Alex the senior pilot. This guy flew 727s and 737s for Braniff Airways and Southern (CIA) Airways and has a million stories. But I digress.... More 

1 Thank OldeBear
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

We ended up having great weather for our flight. In calling ahead of time, the pilot told us to either come very early or in the evening for the smoothest air. We went at 6:00. It was a bit bumpy but not too bad (my son did get airsick but he is very susceptible to it. The pilot had airsickness... More 

1 Thank D H
Talbott, Tennessee
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Took a flight to get up close to some of the peaks and glaciers in the Wrangle St. Elias National Park. Pilot was a rugged witty type personality. He has flown all over the world and had some great stories. Felt like we were in good hands. Multiple flight options to meet your needs and many different planes depending on... More 

1 Thank Stephen A
Loveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

it was ok, we had to bring back fish for the owner of the boat, so it weighed down the boat. The jet portion of our trip was slower.

1 Thank lwimmert
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Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

This was one of the best things we did on our trip. The flight seeing of Wrangell St Elias park was incredible. Do not miss this experience. Our pilot was experienced and knowledgeable. The sights were breathtaking and we would never have been able to appreciate the park without this experience.

Thank Debrah P
Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

We tried on three occasions last year to take this flightseeing trip into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, but they were unable to fly any of the three times – rain, high winds, and the pilot sick. This year we had a little extra time at the end of our trip and decided to just "drop in," (having called the night... More 

3 Thank snochasr

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