Middle Fork Aviation


Middle Fork Aviation will fly you to your launch, shuttle you or your gear, fly passengers in or out midway through your trip, or even resupply your coolers. When the water is low and the river is spiny, we can drop extra weight (gear or passengers) to the runway of your choice.

A typical load for one of our Cessna 206 airplanes is 900 lbs. That’s room for four 120 quart coolers or dry boxes, a couple inflatable kayaks, miscellaneous. charcoal, beer and a person up front. For larger loads we have a Dehavilland Beaver that hauls 1,800 lbs. and twice the volume of a 206.

If we’re flying your entire party and all the rafts, coolers, camping equipment etc. (excluding hard kayaks) divide the number of people in your party by two and that is a close estimate on the number of loads you will need, plus or minus one of two ––everyone’s gear fits in the plane a little differently.

For more details see FAQ


Middle Fork Aviation

P.O. Box 656

Challis, ID 83226




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