ABOUT MELBOURNE HELI

Welcome to the MH family. Our primary operation here is Helicopter Flight Training, flying out of Essendon Fields in Melbourne, Victoria. Our pilots have varied backgrounds and industry experience, but all share the same love of flying and teaching. Our goal is to create unique experiences for those looking to learn with us.

The helicopters in our fleet consist of  Guimbal Cabri G2s, Robinson R44s (Cadet and Raven 2), and a Robinson R66 Turbine. We offer training for your Commercial, Private and Recreational Pilots Licence. Turbine endorsements are also avaliable in the Robinson R66.

 
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CHRIS WAKEFIELD

Head of Operations

Beginning flying back in 2006, Chris has gained over 5000 flying hours in helicopters and is the HOO here at Melbourne Helicopters.

chris@melbourneheli.com

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ALEX POOLE

Senior Flight Instructor 

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).

alexp@melbourneheli.com

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ALEX THORSEN

Flight Instructor

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.

alex@melbourneheli.com

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GRAY HUMAN

Flight Instructor | HAAMC

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.

gray@melbourneheli.com

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GLENN DAVIDSON

Flight Instructor

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. 

glenn@melbourneheli.com

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SOPHIE DOUGLASS

Pilot | Media and Marketing

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.

sophie@melbourneheli.com

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WING CHAN

Flight Instructor

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.

wing@melbourneheli.com

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PAM WAKEFIELD

Office Management

Our favourite Wakefield, Pam joined the crew as a part time office asssistant in 2018. 

info@melbourneheli.com

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THISTLE

Customer Relations

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.

woof@melbourneheli.com

Tim Collins

Tim Collins Media

Melbourne Helicopters are one of the main reasons we are successful in what we do. The crew are very experienced and professional in all of our working relationships, leaving us to be able to do what we do best. If you are looking for the best you have found them.

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