Founder / CEO / Chief Pilot
Simon founded Rangitikei Helicopters in 1998 and Rakaia Helicopters in 2019. Simon has been flying for 29 years in the Rangitikei/Manawatu region and has amassed over 15 thousand productive flying hours and a wide range of commercial and agricultural work. Simon was introduced to flying while working as a government culler. He has a farming background with diplomas in Agriculture and Farm Management.
Founder / Office Support
Rachael has been apart of Rangitikei and Rakaia Helicopters since their conception.
Lynne manages our office and is the friendly voice at the other end of the phone. Lynne has had years of aviation experience and is well skilled in G.I.S and S.M.S platforms.
Senior Grade One Pilot / Training Manager / North Island Base Manager
Dave started with Rangitikei Helicopters as ground crew in 2010. In 2012 Dave completed his agricultural apprenticeship and ag-rating within Rangitikei Helicopters. Since then Dave has massed over 4000 productive hours of flying.
Senior Grade One Pilot / North Island Operations Manager
Hayden started with Rangitikei Helicopters as ground crew in 2012. In 2015 Hayden completed his agricultural apprenticeship and ag-rating within Rangitikei Helicopters. Since then Hayden has massed over 3000 productive hours of flying.