About Us

Thank you for the flight yesterday! We are very grateful for your services, you are so much more than an amazing pilot, you are a great addition to all of our trips. Hope to see you again soon.
-Christina C., Associate Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Field Office

From a family of pilots, Ridgeline Aviation owner and chief pilot Stephen Richards has been flying throughout Alaska and beyond for over 20 years.

His experience ranges from operating aircraft and flight operations in remotest Africa and Alaska, to all levels of executive corporate travel. As a pilot and aircraft mechanic he has worldwide experience flying for charter companies, corporate clients, NGO’s and the US government in various aircraft. Using the experience he gained flying bush planes to helicopters to business jets, Ridgeline Aviation was founded in 2006.

Ridgeline Aviation is an FAA certified Part 135 Air Carrier and Part 133 External Load Operator with HAZMAT authorization for both, which allows us to offer a wide range of services each one designed to suit the needs of our passengers.

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The R44 is the worlds most popular helicopter, know for it’s reliability and efficiency, and comfort.   The R44 has passenger seating for three, and a cargo racks for moving larger gear.

Ridgeline Aviation provides helicopter charter in Alaska in the Robinson R44.

Book Now or call us today at (907) 429-6966 for a personalized quote!




One pilot


3 passengers


1000 lbs.


350 miles 


Piston engine
One forward passenger seat
Two rear passenger seats
External racks