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Alaska has 6 times more pilots per capita than any other place in the US contributing $3.8 billion to the state. Here’s why they’re essential.

Further, 402 Alaskan communities rely on planes for year-round access, so most of the state would be isolated and residents see fit be far from essential services. In these rural areas, aircraft regularly take the place of school buses, trashes, cars, and ambulances.

Air ambulance picking up a mountain ranger in Denali National Park.

Air ambulance picking up a mountain ranger in Denali National Park.

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Source: Alaska Department of Transportation

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