Crew

MARK FUNNELL: Chief Executive / Chief Pilotmark

Mobile:  0274 352 779

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Mark is a commercial pilot for both helicopters and aeroplanes.
Mark currently works on the helicopter fleet, primarily as an agricultural spray pilot and also as a check and training pilot on aeroplanes. 

 

Mark’s previous flying experience involved working as a skydive pilot, as well as air ambulance and charter pilot (flying both aeroplanes and helicopters in these roles).  Prior to returning to Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited in 2008, Mark had been flying for Air New Zealand on regional turboprop aircraft, finishing his time with this company as a Training Captain on the Beech 1900.

 

 


ANDREW MACKINTOSH: Chief Pilot Agricultural Ops / Base Managerandrew

Mobile:  0273 114 461

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Andrew has been with the Funnell Group since 2005.  He has over 20 years experience in the New Zealand helicopter industry including, agricultural operations, air transport into remote mountain areas, lifting and construction, as well as search and rescue.

 

Andrew has flown offshore, but most of his flying has been based in the Central North Island.  He is rated in both fixed wing and helicopters, has a Class 1 Agricultural Rating and over 2,000 hours construction and long line flight experience.

 

Andrew strives to provide a professional, high quality service to all customers, both existing and new.

 

 

KEVIN McDONALD: Ground Operations Managerkevin

Mobile:  027 544 5575
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Kevin has lived in Taupo for over 26 years and has been with the Funnell Group for 18.  In that time he has developed extensive experience in all helicopter operations. 

 

Kevin's primary role is to support helicopter operations, which include forestry spraying and lifting and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.  He is also the manager of our Bulk Chemical Store.

 

Kevin is the Deputy Fire Controller for the Taupo/Turangi Rural Fire Department and knows most of the Central North Island forests like the back of his hand.