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PHL Team - Scott Russell - Pilot & Load Master – New Plymouth Base

"Working as a load master at PHL, I am effectively doing an apprenticeship by becoming more and more familiar with the different aircraft systems and operations and getting to know the equipment and various flying techniques."

Scott Russell Pilot & Load Master – New Plymouth Base

As a pilot and load master, Scott gets involved in everything that goes into planning and loading prior to a helicopter mission. He also provides support to the lead pilot while in the air and is involved in developing job plans and maintaining the support equipment and vehicles.

Scott achieved his commercial pilots' license in winter 2019, and has also completed his AS350 B2 type rating while flying with Matt throughout the Southern Alps. Scott also holds a full QBE, is an engineer by nature and prior to pilot training spent four years as a load master.

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