is a licensed FAA Commercial Air Carrier and approved
contractor for the federal government.
Baker Aircraft has been involved in telemetry flights, game
surveys, waterfowl census every year since our incorporation
in 2004. We have
worked with the Bend Fish and Game office and out of
Lakeview keeping track with telemetry of the Mule deer in
central Oregon from Lakeview up to Bend. We have ongoing
contracts with the Baker City office doing antelope surveys,
wolf telemetry, sage grouse surveys, ducks and geese counts,
goats and bighorn sheep telemetry. We provide support with
the LaGrande office doing wolf telemetry, elk counts, and
cougar telemetry. We also work with the Wallowa county Fish
and Game doing Big Horn Sheep, Wolf, and Moose telemetry.
The ODFW office John Day has contracted with us to
provide Rocky Mountain goat telemetry in the Strawberry
Mountains. Troy has flown hundreds of hours doing mule deer
telemetry in the Hells Canyon area for Idaho Power as well
from 1998 to 2000. We will always put safety and job quality
as our first priority if given the opportunity. In Addition,
Baker Aircraft successfully completed its seventh exclusive
use fire contract for the state of Oregon in the summer of
Our pilots have a good understanding of the local topography
and the areas where the animals can be found during surveys
and how to work the wind and sunlight conditions to give the
wildlife observers the best ride, lighting conditions and
safety of flight for seeing the animals.
Troy Woydziak has been flying since 1988 and has been
current in 135 operations since 1993. He has flown multiple
single and multiengine airplanes for air attack, fire
suppression and ODFW flights since 1994 and was carded in
heavy tanker operations through 2004.
He has over 10,900 hours total time, over 5700 hours
of low level experience over 8400 hours of altitudes up to
6500 feet and over 2000 hours of wildlife inventory
also is a commercial helicopter pilot with over 2800 hours
experience doing game surveys, telemetry, animal capture, predator control, wild
horse capture, fire fighting with a bucket and long line and
He has grown up in the northwest and is very familiar
with mountain flying, low level safety, local weather and
topography. He has had no accidents and has a good working
relationship with government personnel.
has been flying for more than 40 years and has accumulated
over 6000 hours with about 1200 hours of that doing low
level fire work, over 5000 hours of altitudes up to 6500
feet. Mike is also
familiar with mountain flying, low level safety, local
weather and topography in the local area and has done most
of his commercial flying with Baker Aircraft.
Mike has done game surveys, telemetry flights for sage grouse,
wolves, sheep, deer and mountain goats in the local area.
He has had no accidents and is current in part 135
We use a Robinson R-44 II helicopter, Cessna 172L, Cessna 182 and a
Turbo Cessna 206 aircraft for telemetry. Each aircraft
is equipped with TAC-2 switch boxes, the TNR-3000 noise
cancelling unit and H Yagi style
antennas. Each one of the airplanes are 337 certified with the Federal
Aviation Administration and certified in both the normal and
restricted category. All aircraft are fully equipped
with four place audio making it possible for all crewmembers
and the pilot to effectively communicate while hearing the
telemetry signal. We can provide GPS mapping of the
routes being flown. All of our aircraft also contain
an Automated Flight Following system enabling us to
maintain up to the minute location of the aircraft.
If you need detailed data on the
animals such as a visual on the collars, ear tags or if the
animals have a new baby with them then the Telemetry
equipped Helicopter is the way to go. It also works
well for fish tags where you can proceed slowly. It is
also faster than our Cessna 172 with a cruising speed of
about 120 knots it can get you in and out without wasting a
bunch of time circling trying to get a visual.