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.

Thomas Darling

Thomas Darling

Thomas is a keen fisherman and hunter who joined the Helisika team after a stint in Botswana. Mainly flying hunting and fishing groups as well as scenic and charter flights, Thomas is gaining longline experience ahead of the summer bee lifting season.

Thomas Orr

Thomas Orr

Helisika Ground Transport Manager and Load Master. Thomas is in charge of the ground side of our operations, including: external loads, agricultural work and passenger transport. Thomas is also well on his way to becoming a commercial helicopter pilot.

Eddy Jackson

Eddy Jackson

Base Manager at Heli Adventure Flights, Taupo. Eddy specialises in corporate charter and scenic flights. He will be around Helisika helping with fishing flights and ground crew during our busy summer period.