Fly Denali, Inc. is an Alaskan owned and operated small aviation business with a National Park Service concessionaire giving us exclusive permission to land inside the Denali National Park. We have been providing the Denali area with a premier Denali park flightseeing experience since 1992. Fly Denali is owned by Jay Wattum, who is also our chief pilot. Jay was born into an experienced Alaskan aviation family that has traversed the majority of our great state. Jay has over 10,000 hours of flight time and brings not only a love of aviation, but a love of Alaska to his work!
Fly Denali boasts an excellent safety record! Our experienced pilots each have thousands of hours flying, many of these over the Denali National Park, and they return year after year to provide our once in a lifetime tour. Further, our pilots are constantly trained on flight routes, weather protocol, glacier landing conditions, communication, and technology to ensure continued safety and passenger comfort. Our maintenance staff is available around the clock to provide constant mechanical updates and improvements.
The pilots aren't the only ones who keep coming back to work for Fly Denali. Our experienced office, ramping, and driving staff, from all over Alaska and the lower 48, are proud to spend summer after summer ensuring our guests enjoy every minute of their excursion to Denali! Whether giving an easy, hassle-free booking experience, or providing a safe and friendly, complimentary transportation to and from all of the Denali and Healy hotels, our staff takes great pride in making your once in a lifetime glacier landing experience the best part of your Alaskan vacation!