Helisika Team

OUR EXPERIENCED CREW

Ben Hall

Ben Hall

Ben is our Chief Pilot and Operations Manager. Specialising in 'Human Sling' and wand spraying operations, he performs most of the advanced flying jobs that Helisika undertakes. He is also one of Helisika's longest serving staff members.

Tony Orr

Tony Orr

Our CEO and Chief Agricultural Pilot. Tony has been the leader of Helisika for 25 years. He has extensive experience in all types of flying that we perform, including: agricultural operations, long line work, filming/photography, fire fighting, etc.

Sam Stewart

Sam Stewart

Senior Pilot and experience in longline operations. Sam can perform most of flying work Helisika does except for agricultural operations. He also flies in Canada during the NZ winter on fire fighting and environmental work.

Eddy Jackson

Eddy Jackson

Base Manager at Heli Adventure Flights, Taupo. Eddy specialises in corporate charter and scenic flights. However, Eddy will be spending the summer at Helisika flying hunters and fishermen and starting to gain some long line experience for bee lifting.

Thomas Orr

Thomas Orr

Thomas has recently gained his commercial pilots license and is also in charge of the ground side of our operations, including: external loads, agricultural work and passenger transport. Thomas will spend the coming summer flying hunters and fishermen into the hills, whilst doing a few days a week at Helisika Adventure Flights doing scenic charters.

Henry Menzies

Henry Menzies

Henry has returned too Helisika for another season after last years stint at Heli Adventure Flights. This season Henry will be flying at both HAF and Helisika, he has just been signed off in the H500 so will be flying hunters and fishermen, as well as scenic flights in town.

Thomas Otto

Thomas is a keen fisherman and hunter who joined the Helisika team after a stint in Botswana. Thomas will be in-charge of all ground crew operations this coming season. He will also be doing a couple of days flying at Heli Adventure Flights each week and flying AS350 charters where possible.