Wind River Air

Tony Chambers’ Wind River Air Robinson R-44 helicopter takes off in the winter of 2020 from Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park. A Bozeman-based company confirmed Wednesday that it has taken over Chambers’ scenic air tours business.

A Montana-based helicopter tour company confirmed Wednesday afternoon that it is taking over Wind River Air’s scenic air tours, Tony Chambers’ long-embattled operation run out of Jackson Hole Airport.

Max Power, director of customer experience at Yellowstone Helicopters, sent the Jackson Hole Daily a statement Wednesday afternoon confirming the deal. The handoff comes after Chambers’ decision to launch scenic helicopter tours over Grand Teton National Park and forest wilderness areas sparked community outcry.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please note: Online comments may also run in our print publications.
Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Please turn off your CAPS LOCK.
No personal attacks. Discuss issues & opinions rather than denigrating someone with an opposing view.
No political attacks. Refrain from using negative slang when identifying political parties.
Be truthful. Don’t knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be proactive. Use the “Report” link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts or history behind an article.
Use your real name: Anonymous commenting is not allowed.
The News&Guide welcomes comments from our paid subscribers. Tell us what you think. Thanks for engaging in the conversation!

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.