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
registered seaplane base (SKID ROW). We work in much of the western US
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
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!
Hells Canyon captured