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Established:
1962
Merged through:
Retired:
1982
Originated to:
Main activites:
Air Taxi
Agricultural Work
Air Ambulance
External Load
Flight Training
Forest/Animal Census
Photography
Power Line Inspection
Reindeer Mustering
Main location(s):
Östersund
Helicopter type(s):
Aérospatiale AS 350 B2 Ecureuil
Aérospatiale AS 350 BA Ecureuil
Agusta Bell 206A Jet Ranger
Agusta Bell 206A/B Jet Ranger
Agusta Bell 206B Jet Ranger II
Agusta Bell 47J Ranger
Agusta Bell 47J-2 Ranger
Bell 206A Jet Ranger
Bell 206B Jet Ranger II
Bell 47G-2
Bell 47G-4
Hughes 269C
Hughes 369HS
Previous type(s):
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Jämtlands Aero (1) (retired)
Jämtlands Aero was founded by the legendary mountain flyer Gunnar 'Spökis' Andersson (a.k.a. 'the Ghost Pilot') back in May 1954. He had earned his well-known nickname during World War II as he made several secret flights to Norway, picking up refugees with his military ambulance airplane. However, Sweden was neutral and the officials (unsurprisingly) denied that such flights took place. Even the residents claimed they'd never seen the airplane.

Jämtlands Aero was established as a fixed-wing company, and operated with the city of Östersund as its hub. As the company grew the need for helicopters became more and more evident. The first helicopter, a Bell 47J, was purchased from Ostermans Aero in 1962. It was accompanied by a second one in 1964, and the rotary wing fleet just kept growing. The airplanes were gradually sold off, and the company soon became one of the largest helicopter operators in Sweden.

Unfortunately Spökis, aged 51, lost his life in a tragic accident on 19 December 1974, when his Jet Ranger (SE-HEN) struck a power line in Ånge. His wife Dagmar took over the company and Jämtlands Aero was kept in a leading role, offering everything from flight school to taxi flights and fishing camps.

Jämtlands Aero was the first operator in Sweden to import an AS 350 Ecureuil (late-1978). The company won the race in close competition with Mora Helikopter (SE-HIA vs. SE-HHS).

The company purchased the Hede based operator Härjedalens Fjällflyg in 1984, which added two Hughes 300s to the fleet.

Jämtlands Aero was acquired by the big Borlänge based operator Sterner Aero in 1982. The Östersund division, however, was formally administered as Jämtlands Aero for a few more years. Sterner became an important EMS operator in the region, but it was eventually acquired by Heli AB in 1988. Heli AB was transferred into Heliflyg the same year. The base in Östersund was kept in the organization and was eventually inherited by Osterman Helicopter when the company acquired Heliflyg in 2000.

Jämtlands Flyg & FiskeThe Ghost Pilot's daughter Siw Grinde and her husband Ulf (a former pilot at Jämtlands Aero) took the initiative to establish an own company in the region. The project took off during the end of the 80s, named Jämtlands Flyg & Fiske AB. Spökis and Dagmar’s fishing camp had been kept within the family. The company started off with airplanes and made a gradual transition to helicopters in the early-90s. It is currently (once again) one of the leading operators in the region - stationed next door to the previous base. Their helicopters have been fitted with ghost markings to illustrate the family’s genuine history throughout the centuries.
Last update: 10 May, 2013
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