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Photos: Get airborne for the best Alaska views

Homer Spit as seen from a helicopter
Scott McMurren
A helicopter tour group on the Mendenhall Glacier
Scott McMurren
Mt. Augustine as seen from Hawaii-bound jet
Scott McMurren
Sharing the airspace over Kodiak with a biplane
Scott McMurren
The view from a small plane as it takes a hard bank with the window open over the Harding Icefield
Scott McMurren
Scott McMurren

Getting around Alaska can be a daunting process. We live in  a big state, and the roads stop short of some of the best destinations. Mind you, road trips are great. But if you want the best views, you need to “get high," up in the air.

Helicopter tours, small planes and even commercial jets offer some of the best way to see the greatness of Alaska. Grab your camera and buckle your seatbelt.

Read more: For the best views in Alaska, you need to "get high"