Beginning flying back in 2006, Chris has gained over 5000 flying hours in helicopters and is the CFI here at Melbourne Helicopters.
HOO & Chief Pilot
Alex is our HOO Elect, taking over for Chris in the next few months. Alex kickstarted his career at the 12 Apostles before gaining his class one instructor rating. Alex’s most recent post entailed flying over our heads each morning for Melbourne’s traffic camera (whilst we were all below, stuck in traffic).
Alex trained for her commercial licence with Bristow Helicopters in the USA, going on to add an instrument rating with Bond Helicopters in the UK and instructor rating in Norway; making her a well travelled pilot with many years of experience.
When not instructing, Gray is our go-to aerial photography pilot. He also flies passengers to local tourist destinations such as wineries and the Twelve Apostles, and conducts charter flights in and out of Melbourne.
Sophie joined the crew as a tour pilot and marketing manager in 2017. Happy to have a career that takes her out from behind a desk, Sophie flies passengers out to various locations around Melbourne and Port Philip Bay.
Tour Pilot & Marketing
Wing came on board with Melbourne Heli in 2019 as a part-time flight instructor. Having trained in New Zealand and flown all over Australia, Wing has gained valuable experience to pass onto future pilots.
Glenn has studied in both Australia and New Zealand. He ran the Falls Creek operations at Mount Hotham whilst setting up a flight school in the North West region of Victoria. Glenn has operated as an instructor for many years, and has served as a quality and safety manager. He is loaning his skills to us over the next three months.
Our favourite Wakefield, Pam joined the crew as a part time office asssistant in 2018.
Thistle has taken on a range of responsibilities here at Melbourne Heli including guarding the door, monitoring nap time, and regulating the appropriate squeak levels of chew toys.