Flight seeing tour companies hire numerous seasonal workers each summer. No, that's not a typo for "sightseeing." It really is supposed to be "flight" seeing. Maybe it is just an Alaskan thing. Instead of a driving tour to go sightseeing, you take tours by airplane. Some are very small planes, with only the pilot and one or two passengers. Other planes may hold a dozen or so passengers.
Flight seeing tours take tourists over glaciers, over national parks, and on bear viewing excursions. Some land on a glacier, so you can get out and walk around on it. Others fly over Denali National Park. They are a great way to see wildlife, volcanoes, and rural Alaska.
Bob and I did one that was a combined trip, part on land and part in the air. We, along with and eight other passengers, took a tour by van up the Hall Road. It started in Fairbanks and went up to Prudhoe Bay. The return trip was a flight seeing tour. Seeing from above puts things in a whole different perspective, not to mention the time savings.
Flight seeing operations provide much seasonal work in Alaska.
Some Flight Seeing Companies in Alaska
Rust's Flying Service - Alaska Flightseeing Tours & Alaska Day Tours
P.O. Box 190867
Anchorage, AK 99519
Natron Air - Flightseeing and Air Taxi
619 Funny River Rd.
Soldotna, AK 99669
877-520-8440 or 907-262-8440
K2 Aviation - Denali Flightseeing Tours
Talkeetna, AK 99676
Talkeetna Aero Services, Inc. - McKinley Flight Tours
Talkeetna State Airport
Talkeetna, AK 99676
Denali Air, Inc. - Flight Seeing Excursions
P.O. Box 82
Denali National Park, AK 99755
(Mile 229.5 Parks Highway)
Alpine Air Alaska - Glacier Tours
PO Box 519
Girdwood, AK 99587
Wrangell Mountain Air - Flightseeing Tours and Wilderness Trips
#25 PO Box MXY
McCarthy, Alaska 99588
Bald Mountain Air Service - Bear Viewing Expeditions
P.O. Box 3134
Homer, Alaska 99603
Flight seeing tours and aviation companies are just one segment the of the many tourist businesses that hire seasonal workers in Alaska. Alaska's travel and hospitality industries continually search for summer workers to fill thousands of short-term jobs each year.