Since 1978 Redtail has flown river rafters, scenic passengers, cargo, charter flights, wildlife surveys, aerial photography, student pilots, pipelines, and back country enthusiasts all over the western states. From a small company based in Green River, Utah, Redtail was purchased and moved it’s base to Moab where it took form in the tourism industry and began to grow. Purchased again in 2001 by Arrow West Aviation from Price, Utah, the new company chose to carry on the Redtail Aviation tradition and expand again with a UPS freight run and the addition of two more Cessna 207’s.
Then, with a fleet of five aircraft and eight pilots, Redtail purchased Slickrock Air Guides in 2011 acquiring four more Cessna 207’s growing the fleet to two Cessna 172s, six Cessna 207s, two Cessna 210s for a grand total of twelve aircraft. It was a huge day in Redtail history that the employees will always look on with fondness for bringing close friends into the family.
In 2012 the first Quest Kodiak joined the fleet. The new rock star of the operation flew onto the ramp and into our hearts. The purchase of a second sealed the places of the Kodiaks at Redtail.
The year 2016 brought new growth and rebranding as Redtail Air Adventures (aka Redtail Aviation) invited many more airplanes and people to join the crew in order to support the expanding operation. And so the tradition continues.
In all of it’s many forms – Flying is what we do.