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 began her career in general office administration and holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Accounting. Fun fact: she is a figure skater.


Rafael Montalvo

Director of Maintenance

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


Lance Singer

Line Pilot

Born in California, but raised in New York, Lance grew up near an airport and started flying at a young age. He later went on to get a degree in engineering and pursued a career in design. At age 35 he decided to follow his dream and became a helicopter pilot. He hasn’t looked back since and joined Wings Air in 2017.


Jonathan Capellan

Line 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. Fluent in Spanish and English, Jonathan has a great personality and excellent customer service skills.


Nick Lovett

Line Pilot

Nick grew up in Riverside, CT and spent three years living in Tokyo. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan as well as Economics at Columbia University. After working desk jobs for years, he realized they weren't making him happy so he pursued a career as a helicopter pilot. When he's not flying, he enjoys boating and riding motorcycles.


Anthony Ianni

Line Pilot

Born and raised in The Bronx, NY, Anthony always dreamt of becoming a pilot. As a little boy he would always watch the planes fly over during his soccer games and was encouraged to start flying by his mother. He was one of Wings Air's first CFI graduates.


Tom Vitale

Ground Support

A lifelong resident of White Plains, Tom grew up not far from Westchester Airport. He has a passion for aviation that ranges from airplanes to helicopters to spaceships. Tom is a student pilot and considers flying an art.


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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