About El Aero

Surrounded by the majestic Great Basin, and sitting in the center of two of the most scenic and historic areas in the country, El Aero Services LLC offers everything including fuel, charter services, flight instruction, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance and more to the aviation community.

At El Aero, we are dedicated to providing personalized aviation services that focus on safety, value and reliability. Together, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences making El Aero a top choice for aviation professionals and enthusiasts in Nevada and surrounding states.

El Aero Services has provided helicopter services to Northern Nevada and the Intermountain West since 1973. We offer two Bell Helicopter 206 Series L-4TR Long Rangers and one Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger. Our experienced Pilots are ready to help you complete your job in the most professional, economical and safest manner.

Services Available include:

  • On Demand Charter
  • Scenic Tours
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Geophysical Surveys-Magnetometer, Electromagnetic, Gravity, etc.
  • Claim Staking
  • Aerial Mapping
  • Real Estate Inspections
  • Aerial Photography / Videography
  • Wildland Fire Support
  • Bison Survey, Herding & Gathering
  • Wild Horse & Burro Survey, Herding & Gathering
  • Aerial Rehab Seeding and Material Placement
  • Erosion Control Material
  • Environmental Surveys
  • Livestock locating and gathering
  • Natural Resource Exploration
  • External Load / Longline Projects
  • Powerline / Pipeline Monitoring
  • Repeater Site Maintenance Support
  • Precision External Load Operations for construction and site maintenance


  • FAA 133 External Load Class A/B/C
  • FAA 135 Air Charter
  • FAA 137 Agricultural

Contact us here or call our main office at 775-738-7123

A&P Mechanic

Job Description:
Revised December 30, 2021

Job Title: Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
Department: Maintenance
Location: Elko, Nevada Travel Required: Occasional
Level/Salary Range: N/A Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Hourly / Salary: $35.00-$45.00 per hour DOE, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Director of Maintenance

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Strong commitment to safety and relentless pursuit of an accident-free work environment
Certifies airworthiness of aircraft
Conducts aircraft inspections
Makes appropriate repairs, modifications, adjustments, and replacements to aircraft
Investigates, analyzes, and corrects reported and apparent malfunctions in all aircraft and engine systems and
Inspects airframe components and performs engine repairs at specified intervals
Maintains records of all inspections, discrepancies, replacements, directive and service bulletin compliance, component
history and status of aircraft
Maintains aircraft, facilities, equipment, and materials in clean, orderly condition
Maintains ground support equipment
Any other duty as assigned
Education and/or Experience Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent
2 years of experience inspecting, maintaining, and certifying turbine helicopters and/or general aviation fixed wing
FAA A&P Mechanic certification, 2 years’ experience
Valid and unrestricted driver’s license with 5 years clean driving history
Ability to move and lift 75 pounds during aircraft and component maintenance
Ability to climb ladders and maintenance stands
Ability to fit/crawl in confined/tight spaces

Previous relevant field experience with Bell 206B3 / 206-L4
Completion of Bell Helicopter Field Maintenance Course
Previous relevant experience with the Rolls Royce turbine engine
Certification of Achievement from Rolls Royce
Knowledge and experience with computer programs (MS Word and Excel)
Relevant experience with avionics
Equipment Operation
Must own tools of the trade
May operate forklift, as needed
May operate motor vehicles, as needed

Physical Requirements:
Adequate vision, speech and hearing to perform Essential Duties and Responsibilities safely and effectively
Must be able to physically perform the functions of the positions
Must be physically capable of repeatedly bending at the waist, squatting, stooping, kneeling, crawling, climbing, lifting
75 pounds above the level of the head
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee in this position. The duties and responsibilities described herein are subject to change. Employee will be required to follow other instructions and perform other duties assigned by their supervisor. Nothing contained in this document shall be construed as a contract for employment, nor does it alter the at-will employment status of the employee.


Open for business – COVID-19 Response

To all El Aero Services & Mountain West Customers
During this time of uncertainty, we remain open and 100% available for all Aviation Operations.

El Aero Services has been deemed an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Provider” and our employees ‘TIER 1 Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’ by the US Department of Homeland Security.     The guidance identifies workers in certain critical infrastructures and industries that have a special responsibility to maintain a normal work schedule

On matters relating to national critical infrastructure protection and resilience, Airlines for America (A4A), as manager of the Aviation Sector Coordinating Council (ASCC) established pursuant to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), works in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) , on preparedness for timely and effective protective and crisis response measures.
Per the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Aviation Transportation Sector has been classified as Critical Infrastructure under 42 U.S.C. § 5195c(e). See https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers-1-20-508c.pdf. El Aero Services, LLC provides critical air transportation services within the Aviation Transportation Sector, including the movement of passengers, commodities and goods necessary for the safety, security and well-being of individuals around this region.”

This means that regardless of ‘Shelter in place’ and other ‘Stay home’ orders, El Aero Services and its employees will continue to be here for you.  

Our facilities are fully compliant with CDC guidelines for fighting the spread of COVID-19 and our Air Operations are conducted with the utmost care for our clients & employees health & safety.

Contact us at 775-738-7123