Our helicopter department has been in operation since 1998 and includes a varied fleet to meet your rotor wing requirements. We have helicopters that seat 2 to 5 passengers and a variety of cargo storage options allowing you to economically size the helicopter for the job at hand. Bering Air helicopters serve multiple state and federal agencies, businesses, and individuals each year. Charter us for remote site operations, camps, utility, and animal work, or take a break to see this remote part of Alaska with a flightseeing tour.
Unlike other helicopter operators, we don’t just operate helicopters. We have an entire fleet of airplanes and infrastructure at your disposal. That means you can call us with your project and we can set up the entire operation, from equipment handling and storage in our hubs, fixed wing charter to a staging airport, then helicopter transport in to and out of the field. No job is too big or too small.
Why choose Bering Air? We guarantee that you will have a great experience with us! Everyone on our team, from your first phone call with our agents, to the cargo handlers, pilots, mechanics, and management will be working to see that your job is handled in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner.
Remote Site Logistics
- Field overnights
- Equipment/gear handling and storage at our hubs
- Helicopter and Airplane charter
- Fuel staging, services, and delivery
External loads – slings, baskets, pods, bulk fuel
- We can move anything
- External baskets and pods allow us to move oversized gear
- Our sling equipment includes both long and short line ropes, nets and bags.
- We can move 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, generators, tent frames, bulk fuel.
Qualified Pilots and Aircraft
- United States OAS certified pilots
- FAA certified part 91, 133 and 135 Operations
- Safe, experienced, and friendly professionals
- FAA and OAS aircraft safety equipment and inspection schedule
Field, Survey, and Animal work
- Arctic Environment Studies
- Shoreline survey
- Fish, bird, and wildlife surveys and capture
- Radio tracking and collar retrieval
Bering Air is available for helicopter charters throughout Alaska. We can pick you up or drop you off at your chosen destination or coordinates. Bering Air has a large fleet of helicopters to meet your specific needs. Please Contact Us with your specific charter request and we will be happy to recommend the right helicopter for the job and provide a quote for services.
View our Helicopter Fleet below.
View our Airplane fleet here.
Our 1965 Huey Helicopters served in the US Army, then were completely refurbished in 2016 or later to our specifications. The UH-1H Plus Huey has the largest engine available for a Huey, enabling the massive external and internal load available. When not at work, you may spot the Huey during the Memorial Day commemorative flight in Nome honoring those who lost their lives to protect our country.
The helicopter commonly known as the A-Star is built and supported by Airbus Helicopters. Many versions have been around Alaska for decades. It’s a great helicopter for all seasons and has lots of power for your medium-lift needs. It also has seats for the pilot plus 5 passengers, the most among our fleet. A cargo hook and side-mounted basket fill out its capabilities, making a very versatile option.
The MD500 (formerly the Hughes 500) helicopter is a light duty, turbine-powered helicopter suitable for 3 passengers and a variety of cargo options. It excels at slinging smaller loads up to 1100lbs. It is also fitted with a cargo pod and can be configured inside for passengers or cargo.
The Robinson R44 is a light duty, piston-powered helicopter. It has seats for 3 passengers providing a comfortable, quiet ride with a great view. It can also be equipped with external racks and pods and can sling small loads.
FLIGHT SEEING TOURS
Nome’s history revolves around the discovery of Gold in 1898. Get a bird’s eye view of Nome, the shores of the Bering Sea, local dredges, and even an old railroad! Head inland to look for the big three: bear, moose, and muskoxen, as you cruise in comfort through Kigluaik mountains. Midway through the trip your pilot will touchdown in a scenic location for a 30-minute stop to enjoy the remote access allowed by helicopter. Our helicopters are equipped with headsets so all can talk to each other during flight. Dress appropriately for current weather conditions and don’t forget your camera! Minimum 2 persons, maximum 5 per helicopter. Singles may call and sign up to go when space is available. Tours are only available at our Nome station.
To schedule a tour please call our Nome office at 907-443-5464 or 1-800-478-5422.
During Iditarod week in mid-March, take a ride with us along the Iditarod trail just east of Nome. From the air you can see the mushers making the final trek from Safety to Nome. Look for seals sunning themselves under the spring sun, fox, and of course muskoxen in the hills.
Price per person: Starting at $350 depending on group size, desired routing, and helicopter availability.
Twin Peaks Adventures is a fly fishing guide service based in Nome. They use Bering Air’s helicopter service to access remote locations on the Seward Peninsula for August fishing tours. Learn to fly fish, expand your skills, or take that trip of a lifetime to Alaska. Enjoy hosted accommodations and delicious meals in our comfortable cabins just north of Nome. Visit their website for more information on these unique and limited adventure trips.