About Us


Our Company

Precision Helicopters Ltd (PHL) holds a CAA General Aviation certificate and a CAA Agricultural Helicopter Operator certificate.

PHL has an enviable reputation for customer service and we are proud of our integrity, honesty and openness. We are progressive in our thinking and company development. It is our people that makes PHL so strong.

At PHL we accomplish the extraordinary, working to exceed our customers’ expectations in every instance. We achieve this goal by investing in high caliber personnel, their continuous on-going training, and by the use of leading edge technologies to meet our customers’ and company’s needs.

PHL specialises in helicopter support for seismic surveys and most commercial and agricultural operations. Several of our bases also offer a range of scenic flights and helicopter tours.



Chief Pilot

Matt Newton - Chief Pilot

Matt Newton

Chief Pilot

Base Managers

Elliot Kent - Hamilton Base Manager

Elliot Kent

Hamilton Base Manager
& Pilot

Neal Andrews - Blenheim Base Manager

Neal "Frosty" Andrews

Blenheim Base Manager
& Senior Pilot

Darryl Williams

Darryl Williams

Piopio Base Manager
& Pilot

Nathan Gibson

Nathan Gibson

New Plymouth Base Manager
& Pilot



Pilots

Michael Martyn Fry

Michael "Marty" Fry

New Plymouth Base
Pilot

Paul McBrearty

Paul McBrearty

New Plymouth Base
Pilot



Load Masters

Jason Groshinski

Jason "Pole" Groshinski

Hamilton Base
Load Master

Wayne Adams

Wayne Adams

Hamilton Base
Load Master

Matt Adams

Matt Adams

Hamilton Base
Load Master

Mat Ford

Mat Ford

New Plymouth Base
Load Master



Load Masters

Michael Gill

Michael 'Gillie' Gill

Blenheim Base
Load Master



Base Administrators

Heather Gilbert

Heather Gilbert

Hamilton Base
Administrator

Tanya Andrews

Tanya Andrews

Blenheim Base
Administrator



Head Office Team

Matt Newton

Matt Newton

Co-Founder and Chief Pilot

As Chief Pilot and Flying Instructor, I closely monitor our pilots, ensuring they are assigned only to tasks that suite their ability. This minimises risk to our clients but also maximises production.

Tammy Newton

Tammy Newton

Co-Founder

At PHL you are in good hands. Both Matt and I are from flying blood and we have been involved in aviation from the day we were born.

Leica Dromgool

Leica Dromgool

Administrator

Excellent customer service combined with attention to detail keeps our clients coming back. My job is to ensure everything we do is correct and we miss nothing!

Rod Trott

Rod Trott

Quality Assurance
Manager

As Quality Assurance Manager, I ensure that the services we provide are fit for purpose, consistent and meet both external and internal requirements. This includes legal compliance and our customers' expectations.