Our Pilots

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Ken Tarter Owner Ceo


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Al Curnan 

Commercial Pilot
Originally from Scotland in the U.K., and began flying helicopters more than 10 years ago. After a successful career as an electronics design engineer, he has both his FAA & EASA Commercial Pilot licenses, and has flown in both the USA and Europe.


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Adrian Lyon 

Certified Flight Instructor/Commercial Pilot
He studied engineering  Adrian has always had an affinity for flying. As a child he enjoyed flying with his father, a rated airplane pilot. He even went as far as obtaining his Airplane commercial ratings! However, helicopters are and will always be his first passion with all its versatility and freedom.


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Austi Tarter-Leclercq 

Owner-President
Small business owner, Marine veteran, mother of three & pilot. Raised in Atlanta, Georgia with her mother since she was 5 years old, Austi joined the Marine Corp at 18 years old in hopes of a new opportunity. Having completed her Masters degree with the help of the military she decided to try out her newly acquired business skills in the corporate world.


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Briac Bernardin 

Certified Flight Instructor/Commercial Pilot
Briac discovered a passion for helicopters in 2011, he was mainly interested on the mesmerizing precision capabilities of the helicopter so in 2012 with his parents and family support he went to Canada where started to learn how to fly helicopters and at the end of the training passed his commercial license. In 2013, Briac came to the United States to pursue his passion, he acquired the FAA commercial and Certified Flight Instructor licenses. Briac started to work for Maxflight Helicopters in February 2016 as a flight instructor, enjoying teaching and doing all different kind of commercial work in a very peaceful and safe environment and always looking forward for the next challenge with Maxflight helicopters!


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Dave Anderson 

Commercial Pilot
Dave is originally from Scotland in the U.K., and began flying helicopters more than 10 years ago. After a successful career as an electronics design engineer, Dave finally decided to follow his lifelong ambition to become a helicopter pilot. He has both his FAA & EASA Commercial Pilot licenses, and has flown in both the USA and Europe. Dave enjoys flying tours for MaxFlight Helicopters in the Robinson R44 around the various Theme Parks, and being a roller coaster fan has a detailed knowledge of the Orlando area and all of the rides and attractions!! He particularly enjoys doing news work & aerial photo flights, together with the evening Firework flights. Dave has even offered to fly tours for us wearing his kilt – if the price is right!!


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Tim Reeve 

Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument Rating/Airline Transport Pilot
After learning to fly helicopters in England in 2001, Tim came to the United States from the UK in 2005 to follow his passion for teaching people to fly helicopters. He had just completed 22 years of military service in the Royal Air Force as an avionics engineering manager and decided that it would be far more fun to fly aircraft than have to fix them! Tim is an ATP rated in the helicopter and a Commercial rated airplane pilot and taught flight instruction in Orlando for many years before becoming a helicopter news pilot and then helicopter medevac pilot. Tim has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Masters degree in Aerospace Science. With many years teaching experience Tim is a Gold seal CFI and a current Master CFI.