Middle Fork Aviation


Middle Fork Aviation Inc. was founded in 1996 by Pete & Shiley Nelson. Middle Fork Aviation is one of the premier aviation services in the region, providing charter flights, aircraft maintenance, fuel services, mountain flying training and friendly advice to pilots passing through.

Pete and Shiley Nelson and the staff at Middle Fork Aviation are down-to-earth folks who enjoy safely flying people and cargo into the backcounty. We look out for each other and fellow pilots like family. Middle Fork Aviation also trains private pilots seeking to improve their mountain flying skills.

Middle Fork Aviation has 5 extremely competent employees, 3 well-maintained aircraft, along with a shop, office, and brand new self-service refueling equipment. The size of the operation allows us to accomplish a fair amount of work, without a stuffy corporate environment.

Our aircraft are well equipped for flying folks city-to-city as well as into  back country airstrips. There is no charter service flying into Idaho’s backcountry with a better safety record than Middle Fork Aviation.


Middle Fork Aviation

P.O. Box 656

Challis, ID 83226




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Current Weather

  1. -Challis

  2. -Salmon

  3. -Stanley

  4. -Boise

Local Area Information

  1. -Salmon Challis National Forest

  2. -Payette National Forest

  3. -A Middle Fork Journey
        (ID Public TV)

Lodges and Outfitters

  1. -Middle Fork Lodge

  2. -Idaho Wilderness Company

  3. -Flying Resort Ranches

  4. -Mile High Outfitters

  5. -Idaho Outfitters
       and Guides Association

Boating Equipment Rentals

  1. -Blackadar Boating (Salmon)

River Shuttles

  1. -Blackadar Boating (Salmon)

About Middle Fork Aviation

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