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Perfecting Helicopter Aviation for 25 Years

In 1996, founder Jeff Linscott bought a Bell 206 JetRanger and started JL Aviation.  His objective to build a company that was dedicated to providing the most customer-oriented aviation services possible, no matter the mission.  Originally operating out of Portland's PDX airport, our company steadily grew a loyal customer base that recognized our ability to have two uncompromising corporate values - ensure the client's success, and never compromise safety. 

Since our inception, JLA has grown to a fleet of 5 helicopters and 2 airplanes, operates out of our own private airport east of Portland OR, and has successfully flown tens of thousands of hours of challenging tasks throughout North America and Alaska without incident, accident, or violation.  Our growing list of missions accomplished and perfect safety record has led to what we believe proves we are succeeding at our original objectives - our customers continue coming back to us for their aviation needs.


With over a century of collective aviation experience, Team JLA is ready to help you succeed.


President and Director of Operations

Jeff started flying in 1988 and has amassed over 30,000+ accident free flight hours in helicopters, single and multi-engine airplanes.  He is a retired Major in the US Air Force Reserve where he was a flight commander operating HH-60G Pave Hawks, and served in the United States Army flying scout, air assault, and Medevac.  He is a graduate of the US Army's Initial Entry Rotary Wing school, the US Air Force Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, and multiple advanced pilot training courses.   Jeff has a BS in Business from Warner University.



Chief Pilot

Pete began his aviation career in 1988 when he joined the US Navy as an F-14 Tomcat structures mechanic.  He attended US Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing training and flew UH-60s in combat as a Medevac officer.  He holds an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic certificate with Inspection Authorization, and is a Company Instructor Pilot with over 20 years of flight experience.  Pete has a BS in Aviation Maintenance Management from Wilmington University.




Eric comes to us from the heavy lift helicopter community where he specialized in airframe structural repair and fabrication beginning in 2015.  He holds a degree in Culinary Arts and is a Youth Pastor at his local church. 

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