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About Us

HeliOperations can expertly, effectively and safely manage all of your executive Helicopter and Super Yacht aviation requirements backed up with over 1OO years of Maritime Aviation Expertise, Offering total or tailored Support packages our personnel can cover every aspect of your Yacht based aviation and Helicopter Requirements.

With huge experience in executive, commercial, maritime, SAR, military and specialist operating roles, HeliOperations brings effective and efficient operating protocols to super yacht aviation while adopting a risk reduction ethos throughout all operations.

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Steve Gladston

John Bentley

Paul Bell

Mark Deaney

Steve Gladston

Chief Executive Officer

Steve studied Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath before joining the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot specialising in Anti-Submarine and Search and Rescue roles. Upon leaving the Royal Navy Steve gained significant experience flying in support of Oil and Gas and civilian SAR operations over the North Sea and Irish Sea, operating the S61 and S92 helicopters. Steve founded Developing Assets (UK) Ltd, HeliOperations' parent company, in 2007.

John Bentley

Flight Operations Manager & Chief Pilot

John has been a commercial helicopter pilot for 28 years. Most recently he worked at Bristow where he held the position of Chief Pilot Stornoway SAR for the past 10 years and has served as a front line SAR pilot for over 21 years. With experience in various operations including Oil and Gas, Military Support, SAR and UN Support Operations, John also oversaw the introduction of the S92 to SAR ops. As Manager Flight Operations SAR for all UK Coastguard operations with CHC John has been instrumental in the development of SAR ops and related issue.

Paul Bell

Business Development Manager

Paul studied Engineering at Trinity College Dublin and worked in South Africa for 25 years in the heavy-engineering sector covering power generation, mining, oil refineries and offshore projects. He served as a director of a number of South African companies including Murray & Roberts Engineering, Genrec Engineering and Gray Security Services. He is now based in the United Kingdom and where he is involved in risk-management, education and training in Africa; and various other engineering projects.

Mark Deaney

Compliance and Airworthiness Manager

Mark joined HeliOperations following a 37-year career as an Royal Navy Aircraft Engineer and a period as an independent consultant specialising in Airworthiness and Regulatory Compliance. Mark has wide experience in fixed and rotary wing engineering and in a range of roles including as the senior engineer on various Fleet Air Arm squadrons, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton and more latterly within the Military Aviation Authority where he was responsible for the implementation of Certification Regulation for military aircraft. Mark is currently managing the delivery of Search and Rescue training to the Federal German Navy from HeliOperations’ newly-established training centre at Portland in Dorset.

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