Our flagship special mission program is providing aircraft and flight crews in support of the US Governments Smokejumper Program. Since the late 1980’s Bighorn Airways has been the premier smokejumper contractor for the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. These missions include challenging flights in mountainous terrain in the near vicinity of hazardous fire conditions. Smokejumper operations include the transportation of personnel and equipment, transporting and dropping smokejumpers, transporting and dropping para cargo, reconnaissance, testing of parachutes and other aerial equipment, and air tactical operations.