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About Specialist Helicopters

Founder, David Adamson started flying helicopters in the United Kingdom in 1986, before emigrating to Australia in 1995. Today, with more than 19,000 hours experience, David flies commercially in several countries, conducting specialist air-to-air and low level aerial film services (with gyro stabilised, fixed and still camera systems) for the feature film industry as well as the motorsport industry, television productions, documentaries, commercials and other major sporting events.

In addition, David is an onshore operations flight & ground Instructor, and one of a handful of Flight Examiners who conducts Commercial, Private, Night, Instrument and Instructor flight tests, and aircraft specific type ratings and endorsements (such as low level, sling, floats, winching, formation and check flights) on behalf of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority 'CASA' in Australia and beyond.

In his spare time, David acts in the capacity of Aviation Safety Consultant, assisting the Australian Transport Safety Bureau with accident investigation and presenting helicopter specific safety courses for pilots, aircrew, the general public and film & TV industry professionals.

With no accidents or incidents to their name, despite the highly technical and complex nature of the work, it's no surprise that Specialist Helicopters has a reputation for exceptional safety standards in Australia and beyond.

Chief Pilot, Flight Examiner & Aerial Film Specialist

David Adamson