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Sheldon Air Service

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Address: P.O.Box 648, Talkeetna, AK 99676-0648
Phone Number: +1 907-733-2321
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Sheldon Air Service is a family owned and operated business located at the...

Sheldon Air Service is a family owned and operated business located at the Talkeetna State Airport. We have over 30 years experience flying from Talkeetna to the glaciers of the Alaska Range. We offer personalized flightseeing trips with glacier landings, transportation for mountain climbers and adventurers and charter service 12 months a year.

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Amazing Experience

We flew SAS with Dave as our pilot to see and land on the glaciers at Mt Mckinley for our first wedding anniversary and it was AMAZING. I would recommend flying with this service... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We flew SAS with Dave as our pilot to see and land on the glaciers at Mt Mckinley for our first wedding anniversary and it was AMAZING. I would recommend flying with this service over any other major providers in Talkeetna area if you are looking for a awesome experience with a more personal touch. PS Fun fact : -... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is the absolute best air service in Talkeetna! You won't be disappointed with any of the flights! We have gone 2 years in a row. Landing on the glacier is a must! The experience is truly magical!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We thoroughly njoyed our trip and it was quite informative and landing on glacier was once in a lifetime experience. We got lucky as it was sunny and landing was smooth. Denali glacier was amazing and white as snow white. The overall experience was mind blowing.

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Washington, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our flight with David from Sheldon. The trip was perfect. We landed on the glacier.... Perfect flight and landing! Excellent flight and very accommodating! Holly met us with cookies upon our return. Absolutely fantastic trip - don't miss it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We purchased a groupon for this flight. The staff scheduled the flight for only us so we were able to catch another activity in the afternoon without extra charge. The senior pilot introduced mountains, rivers, glaciers, lakes etc to us during the flight. After landing, he led us to walk up to the edge of an ice cliff, and took... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were up hiking in Denali National Park, and left quite late. AvGas was not available at McKinley airfield when we left the park, and everything was closed up. We figured we could make it to Wasilla, but with headwinds we decided to stop in Talkeetna to top off. We called Flight Service who put us in touch with Sheldon... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

What a great vantage point to see Alaska. And we even got to see Mt. Denali. Our pilot was so knowledgeable and professional. Wonderful experience!! Sheldon Air Service has been around for quite a while. I would highly recommend them.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've flown with SAS three times (2013, 2014, 2016) to Denali Base Camp for climbs of Denali and Mt. Hunter. All three times me and my climbing partners had great experiences with Sheldon. They are experts in their field, super friendly, and our flights to and from base camp were always timely with amazing views. The pilots are professional, funny,... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If you have a chance it's really worth going! It's a once in a lifetime experience! The staff was super friendly and the pilot very professional. We saw the glacier from up close but it was too clouded to land. It was a great experience except for the fact that I got sick reaaaaly badly.

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Guaynabo, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had reserved a flight for the Mountain House Tour with glacier landing but the weather was very cloudy and foggy on the two days we had available so instead we were offered an alternative flight. The alternative was not as majestic as the actual tour because they were not able to fly to the area where you can see... More 

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