Northern Skies Aviation is located at the Laurel Municipal Airport – 6S8, in class G airspace. We are just a short distance from Billings, MT and offer the following services:
Open 7 days a week
On demand charter flights 24/7
Airplane Flight Training
PCATD Flight Simulator
Aerial Photography, sightseeing and scenic air tours
Full service maintenance facilities
Jet Ranger turbine helicopter ready to meet your helicopter aerial work. 24 hour self
serve 100LL and Jet A
Weather and flight planning computer available during business hours
Free coffee and friendly service
Would you like to find out if flying an airplane or helicopter is for you? Give us a call and make your appointment today for an introduction flight in one of our Cessna 172’s or Schweizer 300C.
Kent and Stephanie Potter started Northern Skies Aviation in 1994 with a Super Cub and a dream to share their passion of flight in the Big Sky Country of Montana. Today they operate six fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters for charter, flight training, surveys, and sightseeing.
Located just south west of Montana’s largest city, Billings MT, Northern Skies Aviation operates out of Laurel Municipal Airport. We are at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains and a gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Our scenic flight services begin the second we lift off, with a wide open river valley, the Rimrock Cliffs, and the Rocky Mountains.
Northern Skies Aviation, Inc.
P.O. Box 936
3900 Fox Road
Laurel, MT 59044
For More Information please email us at [email protected]
Director of Operations/Owner/Chief Helicopter Pilot
Chief Flight Instructor
Director of Maintenance
FAA Certified Operations:
FAR Part 135 Charters
FAR Part 133 Extended Long Line*
Charter and Air Taxi
Pipeli ne Patrol
Transmission Line Patrol (Power Line)
Electronic News Gathering Aerial Film and Photo Work
Coyote and Pest Eradication
Emergency Response due to:
Snow and Ice
Search and Rescue
Sling loads up to 1500 lbs externally pending certification
Fuel truck for on site fueling available to accommodate customers needs
Cruising capabilities up to 120 knots
Flight Rate $900.00 per flight hour
Can hold up to 4 passengers
Pilot can fly 8 hours a day.
Pilot has extensive low level and mountain flying experience.
Pilot has 20000 total flight hours with over 5000 of those in helicopters.
Contact us to find out more.
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Northern Skies Aviation has been offering flight training since 1994. Our staff of instructors are knowledgeable and ready to provide the training necessary to get your fixed wing ratings.
Flight Training available for:
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
Additional flight training available:
Instrument proficiency checks Complex aircraft endorsements
Mountain flying Instruction in your own aircraft
We are a FAA 141, VA Chapter 30, 33, and an AFSP approved flight school. Our fixed wing training fleet consists of single engine Cessna aircraft that are IFR certified and equipped. We are affiliated with Utah Valley University (UVU) - Get your online degree through UVU while you train with us!
Want to fly! Contact us to learn more.
Helicopter Training Available:
Airline Transport Pilot
Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument Flight Instructor
Add on courses available:
Private Pilot (*25 hours)
Instrument Rating (*18 hours)
Commercial Pilot (*35 hours)
Northern Skies Aviation is FAA 141, VA Chapter 30, 33, and an AFSP approved flight school.
Our staff of instructors are among the areas most knowledgeable and experienced.
We do our helicopter training in the Schweizer 300c model.
The Schweizer has a proven safety record, unparalleled maneuverability, inherent flight stability, and responsive handling.
GPS, VOR- Laurel Municipal Airport DME Arcs,
ILS, and traffic radar at Billings Logan International Airport only 8 NM away!
Contact us to get started today!
When planning that out of town meeting or if you just need to get away for the day, contact us and leave your worries behind.
Do you feel like you never have enough time in the day?
How much time and money do you lose driving to jobsites and meetings?
Northern Skies Aviation has your solution!
We can land at many of the airports that major airlines cannot.
No standing in line for security checks and plane side service!
Our experienced pilot staff will get you to your destination efficiently and safely.
Our pilots undergo recurrent training and take flight checks every six months to ensure their skills remain sharp.
They have a wide variety of experience from airlines to corporate jet flying, as well as extensive backgrounds in air charter all across the country.
Round Trip Charter Prices
**prices are estimated trip will be billed at actual **
|Destination||Round Trip Flight Time||Cost Based on Cassna 340|
|Helena MT||2:00||$1470.00||Billings Pickup||$50.00|
|Bozeman MT||1:26||$1051.05||Billings Drop-off||$50.00|
|Great Fall MT||2:06||$1594.95||Co-Pilot||$300.00|
|Missoula MT||2:58||$2182.95||Fuel Stop||$150.00|
|Kalispell MT||3:28||$2550.45||Rental Car||Actual Cost|
|Glasgow MT||2:22||$1741.95||Hangar Rent||Actual Cost|
|Sidney MT||2:50||$2080.05||Hold/Wait Time||$50.00/hour|
|Casper WY||2:38||$1933.05||Landing/Ramp Fee||Actual Cost|
|Cheyenne WY||4:02||$2962.05||Lodging for Pilot||Actual Cost|
|Sheridan WY||1:20||$977.55||Pilot and Co Pilot Meals||Actual Cost|
|Jackson WY||2:06||$1543.50||Overnight Fee||$100.00|
|Bismarck ND||4:14||$3109.05||Cessna 414 Tax||7.5%|
|Idaho Falls ND||2:23||$1749.30|
|Rapid City SD||3:18||$2425.50|
Northern Skies Aviation is the only full service FBO located at the Laurel Municipal Airport (6S8) in Laurel MT.
Whether you need a scheduled annual inspection, routine maintenance, or nonscheduled maintenance we are a complete aircraft maintenance facility. Stop by or call and visit with our maintenance department to discuss your aircraft needs.
Our certified technicians maintain our charter and training fleet of single and twin Cessna airplanes along with Bell and Schweizer helicopters. We maintain our fleet to FAA and manufacturer standards, while flying over 4000 hours per year. We strive to operate with minimal down time and high attention to detail, the same quality of work you can expect on your aircraft. If you need scheduled maintenance, or find yourself needing unexpected maintenance contact us at 406-628-2219.
Maintenance and Repair Services
Engine 100 hours
Factory recommended inspections
Or you just need air in your tires!