Falklands Helicopter Services is a small family run local business which began operations in March 2019. The individuals involved in setting up the company all have many years of aviation experience in the Falkland Islands.
We 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 and Bill Chater
Jane is our Chief Pilot and has been flying helicopters since 1998. To date Jane has in excess of 8500 hours total flight time with the majority being as a Captain flying the Sikorsky S61 helicopter here in the Falkland Islands.
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 10000 hours total flight time.
Bill started flying in 2014 and has 1000 hours total flying time as a helicopter pilot with the majority of his experience being gained here in the Falklands.
Jane, Tom and Bill are all Falkland Islanders with a passion for wildlife and aviation.