About Us

Discover Who We Are

In 2002, former investment banker Javier Diaz founded Wings Air Helicopters. As an experienced pilot he wanted to create a company that would stand above the rest and meet aviation needs for the sheer pleasure and beauty of airborne travel. Wings Air Helicopters was the first helicopter charter company to be based out of Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, NY. This unique area just outside of New York City gives us access to metropolitan attractions as well as undiscovered local gems. We are avid advocates of airborne travel, and therefore, flying is not merely an occupation, but a passion of our company. Do you share our passion? If you don’t quite love flying yet, spend some time in our helicopters and see if we can change your mind.


Wings Air Helicopters has been a trend setter in the aviation business since 2002. Our company is committed to customer satisfaction, safety and the highest quality of service. Our helicopter charter fleet includes top-of-the-line charter and training helicopters, currently flying an average of 3,500 hours per year without incident.


We serve our customers by offering:

    • Competitive rates
    • Personalized service
    • Local expertise
    • Helping you think outside the box
    • Getting you the help you need


Our team of experts can assist you with wide a variety of aviation needs–from aerial photography and aerial film production to flight training and scenic tours. Wyvern, a global aviation safety auditing firm, has testified to our high safety standards by approving our company for filming motion pictures and passenger-carrying operations.



Javier Diaz

Founder, President and Chief Pilot

Javier was born in Colombia and having completed his studies in the US, he spent 12 years working in investment banking. In 2002 he decided to follow his passion and start his own aviation business based in White Plains NY. Javier can often be found flying charters and aerial film production missions as a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).


Anna Macsai

General Manager

Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Anna moved to the US in 2005. She holds a bachelor's degree in public accounting and worked in various administrative positions in hospitality and graphic design prior to joining Wings Air in 2012.


Rafael Montalvo

Director of Maintenance

Originally from El Salvador, Rafael has decades of aircraft maintenance experience and keeps our helicopters flying safely.


Jonathan Capellan

Lead Pilot

Jonathan was born in the Dominican Republic and graduated from the military academy as a pilot officer at the age of 20. Since that time, he has logged over 3,500 hours of safe flight for several businesses based in the Caribbean prior to joining Wings Air in 2019.


Eric Hernandez

Customer Service

Born and raised in The Bronx, Eric is of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian origin. He started his own independent photography and filmmaking business when he was a teenager and is currently our resident photographer.


Christine Wickrath

Sales and Marketing Representative

Originally from France and a former model, Christine ran her own fashion photography business for many years and traveled the world interacting with global luxury brands.



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