Falklands Helicopter Services is a small family run local business. Despite being a recently formed company, the individuals concerned have many years of aviation experience in the Falkland Islands. The company was formed in 2017 and began commercial air operations in March 2019.
Our aim is to provide an affordable charter service to enable our customers to reach locations throughout the Falkland Islands quickly, practically, flexibly and above all safely.
Our Robinson R44 Helicopter has the capacity to take groups of up to three people in comfort in a single trip (or more spread over several flights for a larger group) to visit locations around the Falkland Islands, for example the world famous King Penguin colony at Volunteer Point.
Subject to a few limitations, our helicopter has the range to access most locations within the Falkland Islands.
Falklands Helicopter Services is regulated to the highest standards by Air Safety Support International, a subsidiary of the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
General Manager – Ian Ewen
Ian has been in the aviation industry since leaving school and has spent time within helicopter operations departments of busy North Sea Oil operations and has in excess of 12000 flight hours, the majority being in the Falkland Islands as a helicopter crewman.
Pilots – Jane and Tom Chater
Jane has been flying helicopters since 1998 and to date has in excess of 8500 hours total flight time with the majority being as a Captain flying the Sikorsky S61 in the Falkland Islands. Jane continues to do this in addition to her role as Chief Pilot in this company.
Tom started flying in 1995 and flew light aeroplanes commercially for ten years in the Falkland Islands, a role he continues to do part time. Tom added a commercial helicopter licence in 2013 and spent a number of years flying S61 helicopters in the Falklands Islands. He has in excess of 8500 hours total flight time.