The history of Talkeetna Air Taxi dates back to the earliest days of flying in Alaskan aviation, when TAT (originally called Talkeetna Air ServiceTM) helped pioneer McKinley flights, glacier landing sites, expedition support, and mountain rescues in the Alaska Range. Fifty years later we have broadened the meaning of expedition support for climbers to include logistical support, up-to-date route information and photos, unique base camp locations, mid-climb route checks, as well as remote and unclimbed peak information. Over the years we have worked with film crews and television networks such as National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, Mythbusters, and Surviving Alaska.
Several notable aviators have previously operated Talkeetna Air Taxi, including: Lowell Thomas Jr., former lieutenant governor of Alaska and son of the famous radio broadcaster.
Paul Roderick is the Director of Operations for TAT. Paul is an avid climber and skier with ascents on Denali and many other peaks in the region. Paul is a seasoned pilot who has been flying Denali National Park for over twenty years and has accrued countless hours flying in Alaska and glacier landings.