When you are ready to see life on the edge of the world, the jet charter airport in Adak, Alaska, is as far west as you can fly in the continental USA. Located on Adak Island in the Aleutian island chain, the airport’s strategic location made it a crucial outpost in national defense. The airbase was developed during the second World War for anti-submarine patrols, and then expanded during the Cold War to keep an eye on Soviet naval activity.
At its peak, Atak was home to almost 6,000 military personnel and their families. With the end of the Soviet era in the 1990s, the community shrank to 171 hardy souls in the 2020 census.
However, the unique, pristine Alaskan wilderness has remained unchanged. Outdoor enthusiasts with the proper permits may fish for salmon, haddock and Pacific cod in the rich Kagalaska Straits. Game hunters will be thrilled to experience caribou hunting on the south end of the island.
The exceptional airport is one of the military legacies that continues to drive the local economy. Nearby fisheries are able to process and ship plane-loads of seafood to markets around the world.
The jet charter airport features a sophisticated Instrument Landing System, and a very long 7,800-foot runway that can accommodate large aircraft. You could charter a 15-seat Falcon 7X long-range luxury jet, and fly direct to Atak from New York.