VSHelicopters | About Us
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Vertical Solutions (VS) Helicopters LLC is a locally owned and operated helicopter service company in Valdez, Alaska operated by long-time Alaskan pilots. Our team is passionate about what we do, and where we live. Come share the magic of Alaska with us.


VSHelicopters offers pre-packaged and custom tours of Alaska on a Robinson R44 helicopter. Whether it’s a 35-minute sightseeing flight or a 2-hour multi-landing tour, you will see some of the most exciting sights in Prince William Sound Alaska. Our goal is to make sure your visit is everything you dreamed it would be. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or a bucket list goal, we will personalize your experience and custom-tailor your trip to make sure you leave feeling the Alaska love.


Take off! Create the flight of a lifetime.

About the Owners


Douglas Fulton

Maintenance Coordinator

With over 40 years of flying experience, Dr. D has flown from Alaska to the Southern tip of South America, circumnavigated the Caribbean, performed in numerous air shows doing static and live flying demonstrations, and made a cameo in an Indiana Jones movie flying his super cool 1987 Antonov AN-2, the world’s largest single engine aircraft. Dr. D takes care of our fleet of helicopters with a sharp eye for detail and loving care.

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Leigh Coates

Chief Pilot

With almost 6,000 hours of helicopter flight experience, Bravo Lima (boss lady) specializes in long line precision flying and has flown all over the state of Alaska, living in remote “man camps” out in the field. Her technical flying expertise allows her to manage our more difficult missions for mineral exploration, biology, archeology, and others. She has a smooth gentle touch and says with a smile, “I fly like a Girl.” A bit of a handstand junkie, when she’s not in the pilot seat, you’ll find her upside down.

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Mike Williams

Director of Operations

Magic Mike has lived in Alaska his whole life and has been flying for over 34 years….since he was old enough to drive a car. He knows the Prince William Sound and the Chugach Mountains like the back of his hand. A prominent business owner in the community since 1972, always working to better our small town for the residents who call it home, he thinks outside of the box and views problems as unsolved opportunities. If you have a problem or want to try something new, he’s got the solution.

Utility Helicopter Services


In addition to fantastic tours of beautiful Alaska, since 2009 VSHelicopters has been serving South Central Alaska by offering a wide range of utility helicopter services. These include gear and crew transport, external loads, oil and gas, telecommunications, wildlife management, remote construction, aerial photography, videography, and much more. Our helicopters are equipped with cargo racks and belly hooks for long line or external load work. Our pilots have extensive local flight knowledge and, for any Alaskan task, we are your vertical solution.


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