$220 for a Mountain House Tour Flight for Two from Sheldon Air Service ($441 Value)

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Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Fly the new-fashioned way with this Groupon.

$220 for Mountain House Tour Flight for Two ($441 Value)

From the cabin of a Cessna 185 or de Havilland Beaver, passengers absorb breathtaking views of Mount McKinley's south face, soar high above the Tokositna Glacier, and zip through the Ruth Glacier's Great Gorge, the deepest in North America. The flight's ultimate destination is a flyover of the Don Sheldon Amphitheatre and the Mountain House shelter built by the company’s founder. The tour affords two opportunities for landing: one at the Ruth Glacier, which adds an extra 30 minutes to the tour's duration, and one at the base of the Mountain House, which costs an additional $75 per person and provides ample photo opportunities.

Sheldon Air Service

According to Malcom Gladwell’s hypothesis from Outliers, it takes 10,000 hours of practice in a field to reach the heights of success achieved by Bill Gates, the Beatles, and other icons. This makes Sheldon Air Service’s David Lee the Paul McCartney of pilots—every time he takes to the air, Lee draws upon experience gained during more than three decades of experience and 12,000 flight hours.

Lee’s carefully honed talent—and his specialization in glacier landings—makes him an ideal guide for the company’s three flightseeing tours. One heads to the Mountain House Shelter, which founder Don Sheldon built, while others glide to Kahiltna Glacier Base Camp or Denali National Park. The air service can also aid arctic adventurers, offering air support to mountaineering expeditions or skyward tracking of the Iditarod’s meandering course.

Reviews

Our pilot was personable and cautious as he provided us with the absolute best views

adventure009, TripAdvisor, 8/10/11

The flight was so smooth and the pilot was extremely knowledgeable. I cannot say enough good things about these people and their company

lizzy W., TripAdvisor, 9/6/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “We had a great time, we took my mom and I would do it again I loved the sleds on the mountain for us to use”

  • “It was a beautiful flight, and well worth the money. would recommend to everyone”

  • “What a fantastic flight to the glacier and on a beautiful day...we loved the trip and want to take another one with Sheldon Air.....got a lot of pics but want to get...”

    “What a fantastic flight to the glacier and on a beautiful day...we loved the trip and want to take another one with Sheldon Air.....got a lot of pics but want to get more....this flight should be put on ones 'Bucket List'.... ”


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    Talkeetna

    22703 South Terminal Avenue

    Talkeetna, Alaska 99676

    907-733-2321

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In a Nutshell

Sightseers board aircraft for aerial tours of Mount McKinley, the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, and the Don Sheldon Amphitheatre

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 15th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid from June 15 to August 15. Reservation required, subject to availability. 48 hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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