Meet our team of highly trained, passionate and dedicated people.

Our pilots and crew have a combined experience of over 50 years in the heli services industry, and have completed everything from agricultural operations, powerline and utility operations, corporate charters, and large project work.

Managing Director – Chief Pilot

+64 27 4935 386
davin@helia1.co.nz

Davin has owned and operated the company since it was started in 2005. His leadership has seen the company grow into an established agricultural and commercial operation without compromising on quality.

Davin has extensive experience in the farming and forestry industries. He is an elected committee member of the NZ Agricultural Aviation Association, where he helps direct the industry to better practices.

Deputy Chief Pilot

+64 27 3935 386
warrick@helia1.co.nz

Warrick has been with Heli A1 since 2012. He comes from a farming background with many years’ experience in the aviation industry.

He has completed over 5,000 hours on agricultural and commercial helicopter operations. Warrick has an eye for detail and will always complete a job to the highest standard.

Pilot

+64 27 2935 386
alexm@helia1.co.nz

Alex has immersed himself in the industry, learning from the ground up. He has a focus on delivering excellent results to every client, time and time again.

He has project managed and assisted in a number of large aviation projects during his time at Heli A1, including the Gough Island Eradication, aerial stringing of Waipa Networks 110kV line and large forestry programmes.

Administration & Safety Manger

+64 7 873 6695
jess@helia1.co.nz

Jessie-Leigh comes from a background where precision and accuracy are key. After years of experience managing administrative duties, she underwent aviation safety-based training and was appointed as Heli A1’s Safety Manager in early 2020.

She has an excellent understanding of the industry and is a great asset to the team.

Quality Assurance Manager/Maintenance Controller

+64 7 873 6695
info@helia1.co.nz

Allan has a background in aviation and helicopter engineering. He provides a wealth of knowledge in respect of company safety systems and monitors all things aircraft maintenance related to ensure that we are not only complying but exceeding any standards set by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Ground Crew

+64 7 873 6695
info@helia1.co.nz

We have a great team of crew who all have a wide range of experience. From driving heavy vehicles, to rigging awkward loads, our team have done it all. All crew have necessary industry training and certificates including: Dangerous Goods training, Growsafe, Fire Fighting unit standards, Forestry general requirements, First aid training and internal company training.

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