Experienced Alaskan Helicopter Pilots

Expertly Maintained Robinson Helicopters

Meet our team

Alex Shapiro

Owner and Director of Operations

  • Fairbanks, Alaska Helicopter Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified A&P Mechanic with Inspection Authorization

Alaska Land Exploration is owned and operated by Alex Shapiro. Alex is a highly qualified helicopter pilot experienced in Alaskan flight operations, certified flight instructor, and experienced in remote wilderness logistics. Beyond his skills at the controls, Alex is a technically gifted and certified airframe and powerplant mechanic. His expertise and attentions to detail with aircraft system reduced mechanical delays. Alex’s creative problem-solving approach also makes him extremely capable of solving your remote wilderness logistics. Over the years, Alex has developed the creativity and the “whatever it takes” approach that makes him an indispensable partner.

Chad Rowe

Director of Maintenance

  • Fairbanks, Alaska Mechanic
  • Certified A&P Mechanic with Inspection Authorization

Chad Rowe began his career in aviation maintenance in 1990 at the age of 18 and is the Director of Maintenance for Alaska Land Exploration. Chad is a highly qualified certified airframe and powerplant mechanic who has developed and honed his skills through the challenging situations he’s experienced throughout his career. Chad is also a fixed-wing aircraft pilot, owner, and operator who has extensive experience operating in the Alaskan wilderness. Chad is a reliable, cautious, and methodical aircraft mechanic who believes that preventative maintenance is essential to a safe operation.

Chad Rowe - Maintenance Director

Adam Goad

Chief Pilot

  • Fairbanks, Alaska Helicopter Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instructor
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Our Aircraft

Robinson R44 Raven II

We fly Robinson R44 Raven IIs, an efficient and reliable workhorse helicopter for transporting passengers and cargo. Our machines are expertly maintained and ready to fly when you need to get the job done.

Our pilots love spending time in the R44s in remote areas that most people never get to see. Let us show you the magic of wild Alaska. Give us a call.


  • Onboard Systems Cargo Hook with weight cell
  • Helipod II cargo pods
  • Alaska rack external cargo racks
  • Iridium Extreme sat phone and flight following system, apical pop our floats for over water flights, observation windows, tundra pads, extended hight landing gear.

We depend and rely on our equipment. You can, too.