Northern Wings Aviation was established by Jim Ortman in Bozeman, MT. 2010. We fly charters throughout the western United States, offer flight instruction and maintain a strong focus on natural resources aviation in support of wildlife surveys and fighting forest fires. 

Our pilots have a variety of experience. Jim spent a decade flying the Alaskan bush followed by 25 years in the airlines; a career which culminated as captain flying international operations on the Boeing 747. Steve similarly flew the bush in Alaska and South America, was also a captain on heavy jets and currently flys the Augusta EMS helicopter. Sara is a National Guard captain flying the C-130 'Herc' and has a strong background in civilian aviation. Steve Ard has been a mainstay of the ecosystem wildlife survey pilots for a decade.  We are all experienced flight instructors.