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Group 3 Aviation

Palmer, AK, USA
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About Group 3 Aviation
The Ultimate Alaskan Adventure! Experience a dog sledding adventure you will never forget! Fly in your own private helicopter to a remote snow covered glacier. How about landing on a glacier? We will fly you above the Knik Glacier; an impressive 25-mile long, 6-mile wide river of ice. Your helicopter will land on a glacier, right in the middle of some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Alaska. Step out onto ice thousands of years old. Experience the wonder and beauty that is Alaska in its glacial melt pools and stunning ice sculptures created by water, wind, and sun. We also offer kayaking, hiking and ice climbing excursions via helicopter. During summer our flights depart from our off airport base at Knik River Lodge. Located just an hour northeast of Anchorage, Knik River Lodge is ideally suited to serve as the starting point for a great Alaskan adventure.
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Shawn Z wrote a review Aug 2017
Norwalk, Iowa, United States40 contributions35 helpful votes
I strongly recommend the glacier and dogsledding adventure. Worth every penny since it takes a lot to keep this business running such as dog food, animal care, helicopter fuel, staffing, etc.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Jeffrey C wrote a review May 2015
Nashville, Tennessee3 contributions1 helpful vote
We were part of the first visitors to the glacier dog camp for the 2015 season. Fantastic sledding and loved meeting the dogs who clearly love this life. We are grateful to Jodi, Gus, and Brendan for being so generous, informative, and fun, and to our helicopter pilot of Tanalian Aviation for his prudent and expert judgement.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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Maria A wrote a review Sep 2014
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We had an awesome experience with Group 3. Very nice attention and all our expectations were more than fulfilled. The helicopter tour to the glacier was incredible. A must do!!!! Thank you Group 3!!
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Akane_C_M wrote a review Feb 2014
Los Angeles, California1 contribution4 helpful votes
Group 3 Aviation will always have a special place in my heart. My partner and I went on vacation to Alaska and one of your must-do's was to go dog sledding. We found Group 3 Aviation on an Alaska tourism site and booked them immediately for their Helicopter Tour that also included... yep, dog sledding. The weather wasn't quite cooperating the day of tour so our scheduled morning ride was pushed until later that afternoon. Totally sucked but 1. obviously the weather is completely out of their control so I can't really blame them for that and 2. they kept us posted on the status every hour. When we finally arrived, Peter (tour guide) and Don (pilot) were very apologetic (which wasn't necessary) and friendly. And sadly, the weather still wasn't stable enough for us to fly over to where the dog sledding would take place but they offered us the standard helicopter tour to a glacier. Better than nothing. The tour itself was great... Peter and Don were both super knowledgeable about the area, the glaciers, the wildlife, etc. The helicopter ride was fun and felt super safe (I did have some jitters as this was my first time in a helicopter). And to top it all off... my partner proposed to me on the glacier! ON THE GLACIER!!! The scenery couldn't be more beautiful and perfect. And I think Peter and Don were also just as happy and surprised as I was. WAAAAAAH! Overall, my experience with Group 3 Aviation was perfect from start to finish. They refunded me the extra cost we originally paid for for the dog sledding and even followed up a week or so later to make sure we got our money back. 5 stars all the waaaaaay!
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Date of experience: May 2013
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S J wrote a review Jan 2014
Orlando, Florida3 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome view of glacier, landed on glacier and drank glacier water!!!! Terrific photo op and great story for our Alaska adventure!
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Date of experience: June 2013
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