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In operation since 1980, Hillsboro Aviation has flown over 1.2 million hours supporting missions including forest firefighting, search and rescue, geological surveys, TV & film, government support, executive charter, and tours and excursions. With over 25 years of experience on the mountain, Hillsboro Aviation is the most experienced and knowledgeable tour operator on Mount St. Helens.

Hillsboro Aviation has an extreme focus on safety and quality. We are FAA-certified for charter operations and our experienced pilots must meet strict training and certification requirements. Our pilots are trained in the area surrounding Mount St. Helens and provide an engaging narrative during the tour. Our aircraft are Bell JetRangers, which are the world's most reliable helicopter. They are rigorously maintained by our Bell Helicopter factory-trained mechanics in our FAA-certified repair station.

Our experience, quality, safety, and location and unparalleled on the mountain!

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