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Fairbanks Travel Guide

Native Alaska by Bush Plane

From Fairbanks you can catch a ride on regularly scheduled mail planes to small, predominantly Athabascan villages along the Yukon River or to Eskimo settlements on the Arctic coast. All of the smaller air services operate the mail runs on varying schedules. If you want to visit a particular village, or just have the desire to see a bit of Alaska Native village life, contact any one of the services. Do be aware that not all villages are interested in tourism; some are more prepared than others, and in a few, you’re just going to be a nuisance. And what’s happening where can change fast, with season, with hunting conditions, with weather. Get up-to-date local information before heading out.

Ravn Alaska (AK. 907/266–8394; 800/866–8394 in Alaska. www.flyravn.com.)

Warbelow's Air Ventures (AK. 907/474–0518 or 888/459–6250. www.warbelows.com.)

Wright Air Service (3842 University Ave. S, AK, 99709. 907/474–0502 or 800/474–0502. www.wrightairservice.com.)

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