One thing you‘ll find throughout our team at Northeast is a friendly-family atmosphere. We all really and truly enjoy what we do, and that just lends itself to a great working atmosphere where we know you will feel right at home. Here is our current team:
John, from Palmer, MA, is a former NEH student, and has over 35 years in the helicopter industry. Experienced in tour operations and external load, including construction and long line logging operations, he is a wealth of knowledge for the student pilot seeking information about the helicopter industry. John is also an FAA Certified Airframe and Power Plant mechanic with Inspection Authorization privileges, and is actively involved in day to day operations.
There‘s absolutely no better model of hands-on ownership!
Rhonda, from Minneapolis, MN became involved in helicopters when she met John during a tour season in the Midwest (Wisconsin Dells). Yes, on a helicopter ride, and yes, he was the pilot. She does not fly, but focuses on taking care of her students to make sure their needs are met, and that the school is run properly. Rhonda and John have a 35 year old son.
There's absolutely no better model of hands-on ownership!
Started with Northeast in 1997. Bob lives in Palmer, MA. In addition to being a talented aircraft mechanic, Bob enjoys all things mechanical and hands on and has even built his own helicopter and his own house. Bob always has time for students, and has amazing stories about flying nearly everything that can fly!
Nick is a United States Air Force veteran who worked on HH-60G Pave Hawks as an Avionics Tech. He is currently pursuing an A/P license to work on all aircraft. His hopes are to someday return to a rescue oriented career field as a helicopter mechanic.
Drew Brooks is from a small town in rural NY. With a passion for anything with an engine he has decided to pursue a career in aviation. As one of our students enrolled in a the pro-trac program, you will also find him working for us as our dispatcher during the week.
Rick was born in CT and currently lives in Wallingford, CT. After a back injury that kept him from flying for the army, he found Northeast Helicopters and never looked back. When he is not flying you can find his very supporting fiance and him taking day trips around New England.
Max was born and raised in CT. He joined the Navy out of high school and he developed a passion for aviation after working as an electrician on the flight deck of the Harry S. Truman. After completing his 5 year enlistment he came to us and successfully completed our Pro-Trac program. He is now working here at NEH as a flight instructor.
Dan grew up not far from Northeast Helicopters, and he took his first helicopter ride here on his 7th birthday. After serving 4 years an infantryman in 1st Battalion 8th Marine Regiment, he worked as an EMS dispatcher, and then a automotive technician before finally pursuing his dream of flying helicopters in Northeast Helicopter's Protrac program. Upon completing his Certificated Flight Instructor rating, he was hired as a CFI at Northeast. When not teaching, he can found spending time with the most important person in his life, his wife Jordin.
Originally from Indiana Chris came to us a couple years ago to pursue a career in aviation. He successfully completed our Pro-Trac program and is now employed here at Northeast Helicopters training other pilots.
John is from Coventry, CT and has had a love for flying since he was young. His path into the aviation industry started during his high school years at the age of 16. John was also a biology major at MCC/Eastern College while he was earning his CFII here at NEH.
Originally from Suffield, CT, Matt came to Northeast Helicopters after earning his B.S. in Aviation Science from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Along with his CFI in helicopters, he also holds single and multi-engine airplane ratings. When he's not flying at NEH, Matt can be found serving as a Lieutenant with the Rhode Island Army National Guard.