1838 Wilma Dr
Clarkston, WA 99403
509-758-3000 (hangar)

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wes and bighorn Animal Capture photos
Click on the link here for a web album of different animal capture photos all over the United States.

LEA GIS LEA GIS Technology
Leading Edge helps use GIS technology to map invasive weeds in Hells Canyon. Read more in this article that was published.

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How to Create a KML file in google earth or google earth Pro
A quick video on how to create a kml file using google earth. Click the image to the left to watch the video.

Oregon Moose Captures Oregon Moose Captures
LEA captured some of the first moose in Oregon. Check out the story learn more about the "moose on the loose".

Located in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley right on the Snake river, Leading Edge Aviation LLC is a full service aviation company from start to finish providing practical solutions for your aviation needs. We have over 40 years of experience in the helicopter industry working with private individuals, local, state and federal governments, film producers, private enterprise, non-government agencies, and others to acheive successful results in your operation.

Leading Edge Aviation LLC is owned and operated by Jim Pope and is centered in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley of Idaho and Washington. Leading Edge Aviation LLC is a certified Parts 133/135/137 and ACETA OAS approved Helicopter Company. Our facility is also home to an inland registered seaplane base and heliport (SKID ROW). We work in much of the western US doing general utility work, with our specialities being wildlife capture and agricultural operations. At our main base in the LC valley we operate MD 500Ds, the Eurocopter AS350 Astar, the UH-1H 703 huey, and Robinson R44 Raven II's. 
We do capture and survey work for State and Federal agencies, as well as private industry and others. Our pilots and crews have been working together for years and are proficient with darting and net gunning operations. We pride ourselves in handling animals with the most care and efficiency to minimize stress. We can accomodate nearly all radio and tracking devices used today and have tracked thousands of animals. All of our aircraft have GPS capabilities and our pilots are familiar with a number of wildlife inventory techniques. We have a staff GIS manager able to customize your flight time to be the most produdctive when recording data. We are committed to providing the highest quality service and safety in the industry.