Salmon River Helicopters was established in 1993 by Cindy and Guy Carlson and they are located right on the River of No Return on the historical Carlson Ranch, located outside of Riggins. They conduct a variety of aerial operations including: scenic tours to see the stunning views of Hells Canyon, Seven Devils, Payette Lake area, and the Gospel Hump/River of No Return Wilderness, as well as power line construction, fire fighting, fire rehabilitation/stabilization, ag services, heavy lift construction, concrete transport, repeater placement, remote non-schedule freight delivery, logging, and much more.
Fun fact, Salmon River Helicopters is a small, unique, women owned and family operated business! In addition, Salmon River Helicopters has not had any aviation accidents in our 27+ years of business. Safety is very important to us and we are proud of our accident free safety record. Our company continues to be recognized by Helicopter Association International with their annual safety award.
Salmon River Helicopters’ management, pilots, mechanics, and support personnel are committed to safety, quality of work, and integrity.
Riggins, Idaho 83549