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Helicopters

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Our helicopter department has been in operation since 1998, and includes a fleet of three Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters, three MD500E helicopters, one Airbus AS350B3, and one UH-1H Huey. Our varied fleet offers seating capacity for 2-5 passengers and a variety of cargo storage options allowing you to economically size the helicopter for the job at hand. Our helicopters serve multiple agencies, businesses and individuals each year. Charter us for remote site operations and camps, utility work, or even a flightseeing tour.

Unlike other helicopter operators, we don’t just operate helicopters. We have an entire fleet of aircraft at your disposal. That means you can call us with your project and we can set up the entire operation. Equipment handling and storage in our hubs, fixed wing charter to a staging airport, then helicopter transport in and out of the field. No job is too big or too small.    

bering-air-teamOUR TEAM

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 top level 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 fixed wing 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 AMD/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

OUR FLEET

We are proud to announce the newest addition to our already diverse fleet of aircraft, our Airbus Helicopters AS350B3! This single engine workhorse was designed to deliver best performance in its class, with high power and cruise speed, excellent lift potential, and seating for up to five passengers in forward facing seats. Our AS350B3 is also available for external load work of up to 2900lbs, providing a mid-size option between the rest of our fleet. The AS350B3 complements our current fleet of three Robinson R44’s, three MD500’s, and one UH-1H Huey, for all your helicopter needs.

 

Northwest Helicopters UH-1H Plus | Bering Air, Alaska

Northwest Helicopters UH-1H Plus “Huey”

  

Airbus Helicopters AS350B3

  
MD Helicopters MD500E | Bering Air Alaska

MD Helicopters MD500E

  
Robinson R44 Raven II

Robinson R44 Raven II

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 3 per helicopter. Singles may call and sign up to go when space is available. Tours are only available in Nome. To schedule a tour please call our Nome office at 907-443-5464 or 1-800-478-5422.

Price per person: $275

During Iditarod week in mid-March, take a ride with us to Safety, the final checkpoint on the Iditarod trail just 22 miles 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. Take a 30-minute break at Safety to meet the checkers, vets, mushers and dogs, and grab a drink or snack from the bar.    

Minimum 2 persons, maximum 3 per helicopter. Singles may call and sign up to go when space is available.

Price per person: $275

ARCTIC ADVENTURES

Twin Peaks Adventures is a fly fishing and backcountry ski guide service based in Nome. They use Bering Air’s helicopter service to access remote locations on the Seward Peninsula for spring skiing and late summer fishing. Learn to fly fish or expand your skills. Pioneer first descents in remote arctic mountains. Enjoy delicious meals and a comfortable cabin just outside of Nome. Visit their website for more information on these unique adventure trips!

 

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If I had to characterize Bering Air in two words it would be “Can Do!” Our helicopter surveys have now covered thousands of miles of shorelines around Kotzebue Sound, Norton Sound and St. Lawrence Island and we have had fantastic support from Bering Air. In the planning, mobilization and field survey phases, Bering Air makes it work. We’ll be back . . .
-John Harper, Coastal & Ocean Resources
I fly with Bering Air every year for raptor surveys. Their pilots know how to get us close to cliffs while knowing what the limits are and keeping everyone safe. They understand the nature of the work and help us get it done. I'm lucky to have Bering Air as my work partners, and I recommend them highly.
-David Anderson

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