Andrew Bradley has been in the aviation industry for over 30 years flying light, intermediate and medium type helicopters in Canada and South America. His work experience includes utility support, forestry, heli-skiing, oil and gas, hydro, tourism and many more. Andrew is the proud recipient of the Helicopters Association of Canada Pilot Safety Award for 7640 accident and violation free flying hours. His time has been volunteered chairing the Sub-Committee for Heli-ski and Mountain training for the Helicopter Association of Canada and he is also a member of HAI’s Utility Patrol and Construction (UPAC) committee in the US.
Andrew currently lives in Whistler BC and enjoys mountain biking, skiing and woodworking in his spare time. He’d like us to know that whenever Andrew’s smart phone needs updating or fixing, he gives it to his 12-year-old daughter.
Geoff Doran - Chief Pilot
Terry Irvine - Director of Maintenance
Terry Irvine is Director of Rotary Wing Maintenance and is responsible for all aspects of Blackcomb Aviation’s rotary maintenance control system. He is a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Category M1) with 22 years experience as a Supervising Engineer, Quality Assurance Inspector, and Director of Maintenance. Terry is currently endorsed on a number of helicopter and engine types including Eurocopter AS350 and AS355 series airframe and Arriel 1 series engines, Bell 206/206L airframe and Rolls Royce series II engines, and Bell 212 with Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3/6 engines. Terry Irvine studied economics at the University of Victoria and is a graduate of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek.
Tim Boyle - Director of Business Development
Ryan Zant - Chief Enginer (Bell Division)
Ryan has worked in the helicopter industry for 20 years spanning across British Columbia, from Fort Nelson all the way to Victoria. He moved to Pemberton in 2012 to accept a position with Blackcomb Helicopters. Ryan showed excellent leadership abilities, organizational skills and was subsequently promoted to Chief Engineer in 2013.
Since moving to Pemberton Ryan has become a volunteer within the local karate club, teaching kids ranging from 3 to 12 and started a work hockey team which meets twice a year. He felt he did not have enough to do, so he ran for the Pemberton council and was subsequently elected in 2018 to serve a four year term.
During the summer Ryan can be found breaking boards with the karate club or trying to find a new camping spot with no cell service😊
Amy Mackay - Whistler Base Manager
Amy first started in the aviation industry working for a float plane company in 2010 before eventually moving on to bigger and better with Blackcomb Helicopters in 2013. Amy most enjoys working with the genuine and talented people at Blackcomb. Blackcomb is a company that gives back to the community and she is proud to represent the team.
Amy loves winters in the mountains…but summers ain’t bad either.
Ben Hawkins - Squamish Base Manager
Ben Hawkins has been working as a Helicopter pilot ever since he landed in Canada 24 years and 8000 flight hours ago. He has worked all over Western Canada, South America and East Africa providing support in the Utility, forestry, fire fighting, heliskiing and tourism industries.
Base manager in Squamish since 2009 he is a member of Squamish Search and Rescue and trains and teaches with them when not helping them rescue 100+ people a year.
A proud father and husband, his spare time is spent trying to keep up with his family. He has his 25m swimming certificate, just in case.