Team

About Helicopters Canada

Our Team

We are made up of a dedicated group of pilots, instructors and industry professionals.

Grant Ross

Grant Ross

Chief Flight Instructor & Chief Pilot

Dominik Geiser

Dominik Geiser

Operations Manager & Class 2 Flight Instructor

Joseph Baugniet

Joseph Baugniet

Line Pilot & Class 3 Flight Instructor

Jeremy Wilson

Jeremy Wilson

President & Line Pilot

Murray Doucette

Murray Doucette

Line Pilot & Flight Instructor

Mackenzie Morrow

Mackenzie Morrow

Line Pilot & Student Coordinator

Brandon Heathers

Brandon Heathers

Line Pilot & Flight Instructor

Pat Jones

Pat Jones

Line Pilot & Class 2 Flight Instructor

Kyle Campbell

Kyle Campbell

Line Pilot & Ground School Instructor

Bill Todd

Bill Todd

AME & Director of Maintenance

Shana Sullivan

Shana Sullivan

Administrator

Grant Ross

Chief Flight Instructor & Chief Pilot

Grant has been part of the Helicopters Canada family since 2000 and brings a wealth of aviation and teaching experience. Prior to flying, Grant obtained his Bachelors of Education Degree and worked as both high school teacher, and university coach; earning recognition as Ontario College Coach of the Year, 3 times running. With a background in teaching and coaching, Grant is a natural fit as a flight instructor and has spent many years flying charters in the Northern Ontario summers, then returning to instruct through the winter. As his charter experience grew, so did his instructing experience; Grant is now a Class 1 flight instructor and Transport Canada approved check pilot. With a diverse background in forest fire fighting, mining, arctic ops and longlining, Grant is the perfect instructor to prepare students for the challenges awaiting them as a commercial helicopter pilot in Canada.

Grant Ross

Dominik Geiser

Operations Manager & Class 2 Flight Instructor

Originally from Switzerland, Dominik's passion for aviation started at an early age in his home county. He expressed this passion by building and flying RC aircraft, and flying gliders before he was old enough to drive cars. After graduating from College with an Electronics Diploma and serving in the military for a year, he moved to Canada and started at Helicopters Canada as an international student in 2007. Dominik is an experienced charter pilot: from mountain flying and heli skiing in Western Canada, to long lining and drill moving for mining exploration across the Yukon and Northwest Territories. During the summer months he has been flying forest fires from BC to Ontario. After 10 years of building his experience, he returned to Helicopters Canada as a charter pilot and Flight Instructor to share his passion of flying and operational experience with aspiring pilots.

Dominik Geiser

Joseph Baugniet

Line Pilot & Class 3 Flight Instructor

Growing up in Montreal, Quebec, Joe has a diverse background from teaching in a high school to working for Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East and Africa. Passionate about travel and adventure, Joe has found his dream job as a helicopter pilot. After learning to fly at Helicopters Canada, Joe returned overseas for a couple of contracts and was thrilled to be invited to rejoin the team as a charter pilot in 2016. Getting his Class 4 instructor rating has allowed Joe to check another box off his career bucket list and as his operational experience expands, he has his sights on moving into an instructor position. Joe brings a wealth of life experience and enthusiasm to the Helicopters Canada family, and believes that innovation is both important and necessary to stay relevant in the industry.

Joseph Baugniet

Jeremy Wilson

President & Line Pilot

With a background in Structural Engineering, Jeremy advanced his passion for flying Private to a Commercial helicopter licence with a dream to serve his community through aviation. Jeremy has gained ample turbine and piston time on multiple aircraft types over the years. He continues to develop opportunities to offer his flight and business experience for the betterment of the public by networking, creating partnerships, booking events, flying sightseeing, crew firefighting and so much more.

Jeremy Wilson

Murray Doucette

Line Pilot & Flight Instructor

Murray retired from the Canadian Military after 20 years of service where his love for helicopters developed from sitting in the back of them. Murray made the decision to move to the front seat and after returning from his last overseas tour, Murray got his civilian licence and joined our team as a line pilot, ground school teacher and operational course instructor before getting his instructor rating 10 years later. With his natural leadership capabilities, combined with his experience with the Canadian Armed Forces, Murray’s transition to flight instructor was a smooth one. Murray’s favourite part of the job is the satisfaction of preparing a student for an aviation career and following their success from start to finish. Bringing to the team his passion, patience, and investment in our students and company, Murray is dedicated to meeting the expectations of our customers leaving everyone with a smile on their faces and a lasting impression in their minds.

Murray Doucette

Mackenzie Morrow

Line Pilot & Student Coordinator

Mackenzie set her sights on becoming a helicopter pilot at a young age and through hard work and dedication, graduated with honours and recognition as the recipient of the prestigious Don FIlliter Memorial award. She secured her first job in the aviation industry immediately after obtaining her licence and has not lost her passion since. With experience in sightseeing, crew transport, ferry flights, ground crew, instructing and student relations, Mackenzie combines her customer satisfaction skills with her piloting skills to impress all our clients with safe, comfortable and efficient flying.

Mackenzie Morrow

Brandon Heathers

Line Pilot & Flight Instructor

It did not take Brandon long to advance his career as a helicopter pilot from a mere 100 flight hours to the four-figure mark. Getting his start as ground crew, Brandon quickly earned his spot as a line pilot for charter and sightseeing within only a few months. Climbing up the ladder to wildlife, pipeline and hydro surveys, geological studies, timber cruising, forestry and logging, firefighting, slinging and more, Brandon is now a Class III primary flight instructor during the industry “off-season” and can take credit for endless successful graduates over the past few years.

Brandon Heathers

Pat Jones

Line Pilot & Class 2 Flight Instructor

Pat kickstarted his flying experience here in Ontario and quickly found himself immersed in various helicopter operations in the Western provinces. Here he dabbled in utility flying, longlining, firefighting, aerial survey, mountain flying and charter. Pat has since made his way back to North Bay to take up the new challenge of Flight Instructing while still flying powerline and wildlife surveys, forest firefighting and beyond. Holding his Class III Instructor Rating, Pat has successfully helped countless students pass their written exams and flight tests to become commercially licenced, just like him.

Pat Jones

Kyle Campbell

Line Pilot & Ground School Instructor

Adventurous living and rural surroundings have been the definition of Kyle’s comfort zone since before his days as a pilot; making his early transition into the helicopter world a smooth and familiar one. Flight training with Helicopters Canada in the rocky, forested and lake-laden terrain of North Bay felt natural and was easily transferable to flying tours around the Tobermory area. After flying day and night as a news chopper in the busy airspace of Toronto, Kyle was eager to return to North Bay and reunite with the Helicopters Canada family. This is where he continues to develop his skills flying utility and specialty charters as he works towards his instructor rating in the near future.

Kyle Campbell

Bill Todd

AME & Director of Maintenance

Specializing in Robinson series helicopters, Bill has mastered his skills as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by accumulating over 30 years of expertise. He has taken part in Robinson’s in-house Maintenance and Overhaul training courses to assure the highest standards of safety. Bill began working with us as our Robinson specialist endorsed on the R22, R44, R66, as well as Bell 206 Jet Ranger, Long Ranger and Cessna 172 series aircraft. Since then, Bill earned his title as Director of Maintenance and Person Responsible for Maintenance to share his extensive knowledge and quality training with his fellow AMEs and pilots.

Bill Todd

Shana Sullivan

Administrator

Born and raised in North Bay, Shana has found there is no place like home when it comes to aviation.

As founder of the original Helicopters Canada, Shana brings over 20 years of experience to the team and a wealth of knowledge to the industry. Always with a mission to deliver expert training in the safest and most accommodating way, Shana continues to keep up with the ever-changing world of aviation, offering the best insights for both flight training students and charter clients alike. Over the years, Shana has mastered her specialties of client and student relations, working closely with Transport Canada and the Ministry of Education to best serve her customers for all licensing and registration needs.

Shana Sullivan