Welcome to Denali National Park & Preserve's Pilot Information Page.
Be aware that the south side aviation frequency is 123.65
Aircraft density around Mount McKinley can be quite high during the summer months. Air Tour operators fly out of Anchorage, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, and the McKinley Park areas. For position reporting, the mountain environment has been divided into two "zones", one north and the other south. The north side monitors 122.725, while the south side monitors 123.65. More information including a map and coordinates of the most common reporting points can be found here Aviation Reporting Point Information or by clicking on the link to the right.
For more complete information, please visit the FAA Alaska Region website. The FAA Alaska Region Safety Office has this information posted on their web site.
The Denali Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is developing voluntary measures for assuring the safety of passengers, pilots, and mountaineers and for achieving desired future resource conditions at Denali that were outlined in the 2006 Backcountry Management Plan.
The U.S. Air Force also provides the Special Use Airspace Information Service (SUAIS) to aid civilian pilots in effectively utilizing special use airspace in central Alaska.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an excellent source of information. We try to maintain current links from this webpage to applicable parts of their extensive website; however, FAA often changes the web addresses of various Alaska- and Denali-related topics on their website, so some links may periodically be broken.
Listed below are links to good general resources for flight planning around Denali National Park & Preserve:
Fairbanks information includingmilitary operations, training and routes:
For further information, please contact Denali National Park at (907) 683-2294, or write to:
Did You Know?
The vast landscapes of interior Alaska are changing. Large glaciers are receding, permafrost is melting and woody plants are spreading. Comparison of "then-and-now" photographs and data from major vegetation monitoring should allow detection, understanding and potential management of these changes.