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About Us

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.

Why Wings Air Helicopters?

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 1,500 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. We are a minority-owned business certified by New York State.

Team

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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).

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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.

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Rafael Montalvo

Director of Maintenance

Originally from El Salvador, Rafael began his 30-year aircraft maintenance career in the Salvadoran Air Force. Since then he's worked all over the world on multiple fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. He is also a rated commercial helicopter pilot.

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Kieran Roberts

Pilot / Flight Instructor

Originally born in England, Kieran was enamoured with aircraft for as long as he can remember. After getting to sit in the cockpit of an Airbus for landing when he was seven, he decided flying was what he wanted to do. Starting his pilot training at Wings Air in 2011 when he was 20, Kieran has spent the last decade flying on both coasts but enjoys the NYC flights the best.

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Anthony Ianni

Pilot / Flight Instructor

Born and raised in The Bronx, Anthony always had dreams of becoming a pilot. As a little boy he would always watch the planes fly over during his soccer games. His motivation came from his mother who always told him: ``Follow your dreams!``. He left his longtime position as a field technician for a major communication company for a new career as a helicopter pilot.

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Manuel Checo

Pilot

Born in the Dominican Republic, Manuel started his aviation career as a military helicopter pilot in 2001. Today he is a highly experienced helicopter pilot and a father of 4.

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Bryan Loran

Pilot / Flight Instructor

Bryan fell in love with flying after his first airplane ride at age 16. Today he is a highly experienced pilot on both airplanes and helicopters and currently the only pilot in the world rated on every type of Gulfstream jet.

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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. Christine travels the Northeast extensively in search of new partners and nurturing existing client relationships.

Awards

Certifications

Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) Certifications:

new york certified minority owned business

mbe certification nyc

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