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

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/AMD approved Helicopter Company. Our facility is also home to an inland registered seaplane base (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 UH-1H 703 huey, AS350 Astars, Robinson R44s and R66 helicopters and large fixed wing airplanes.

We do capture work for State and Federal agencies, as well as private industry and others. Our 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.

Our pilots are some of the most qualified and experienced in the business. We are committed to providing the highest quality service and safety in the industry. Call us today to learn more about our capabilities and how we can help you achieve your project goals!
MD Hughes 500D
Hells Canyon captured Bighorn Ram