Two men who met on a helicopter crew battling forest fires 50 years ago are expanding their business at a hangar that will be under construction soon at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.

Pilots Jim Maxwell and Paul Yedinak moved their business, Redline Aviation, from Missoula, Mont., to Lewiston so they can grow the venture that was founded in 2016, said Tammy Yedinak, an owner and the wife of Paul Yedinak.

Redline is the first tenant with the half-acre project, which is leasing ground on 12 acres on the southern part of the airport, where earlier development efforts encountered road blocks and didn’t proceed.

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