Gem Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
S6 MBI -
Founded1968 (As Salmon Air)
AOC #GAJA077E[1]
Fleet size12
Parent companyGem Air, LLC
HeadquartersSalmon, Idaho, U.S.
Key people
  • Dan Schroeder - Co-owner
  • JoAnn Wolters - Co-owner
  • David Schroeder - Dir. of Airline Development

Gem Air is a commuter airline based in Salmon, Idaho, United States. The company has been operating in Idaho since 1982 (though the company operated under the name Salmon Air until 2009, when they sold the name to McCall Aviation). Between 2009 and 2014, the company offered limited charter and contract services. In 2014, Gem Air again started offering a full fleet of charter, scheduled, and cargo services. Gem Air mainly serves the mountain west: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Washington, and Oregon. [2]


Gem Air provides on-demand flights to the Idaho backcountry, including flights to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and Selway-Bitterroot wilderness. Gem Air also offers summer service between multiple towns and cities within the state, including Boise, Salmon, Stanley, and McCall. Scheduled service is offered September–May between Boise and Salmon. Gem Air offers on-demand (charter) service to the entire mountain west, operating frequently in and out of Salt Lake City, UT, Sun Valley, ID, Jackson Hole, WY, Bozeman, MT, and Bend, OR.







Gem Air's fleet includes the following aircraft:[3]

Gem Air fleet
Aircraft Total Seats Notes
Britten-Norman Islander 4 9
Cessna 206 1 5
Cessna 210 1 5
Cessna 208 Caravan 4 9 One for cargo
Cessna 172 1 4
Piper PA-34 Seneca 1 5
Total 12

Accidents and incidents


  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ Idaho's Gem Air applies for Salmon - Boise rights beginning May 1, CH Aviation, February 19, 2014, Retrieved 2015-01-21
  3. ^ Gem Air Airplanes, retrieved 2015-01-21
  4. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N928JP Burley Municipal Airport, ID (BYI)". Retrieved 2022-04-14.