Our People

The staff at Rotorvation Helicopters

Rotorvation Helicopter Services’ personnel, from the WA based owners to the administrative staff, instructors and line pilots, take great pride in working effectively and efficiently as a team to provide a friendly, but professional environment for all their offered services.

This select group of professionals are all experts in their chosen careers and are dedicated to providing Rotorvation’s clients with a safe, enjoyable and successful outcome.

Newton Pellatt – Chief Pilot / Chief Flying Instructor

Newton Pellatt started his helicopter career in Europe gaining a JAR Private Helicopter Licence prior to moving to Australia to further his career. After completing his Commercial Licence in 2005 he built his flying experience conducting local scenic and charter flights and ferrying helicopters across Australia before completing his Instructor training in 2007.

As chief pilot Newton divides his time between flight instructing, various commercial operations and supervising our operations to ensure we maintain our 100% safety record. With his wealth of experience and friendly nature we are very fortunate to have Newton at the helm.

Pilot Licence / Ratings

  • Australian Air Transport Pilots Licence ATPL (H)
  • Australian Commercial Pilots Licence CPL (H)
  • JJAR FCL PPL(H)
  • Helicopter Flight Instructor Grade One
  • Sling Endorsement
  • Low Level Approval
  • NVFR

Type Endorsements:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
  • Robinson R66
  • Eurocopter EC120
  • Bell 206
  • AS 350 Squirrel

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Mike Watson – Managing Director / Flying Instructor / Pilot          

All Staff are hand picked by Mike to ensure Rotorvation maintains its reputation for personalized friendly service while offering high quality flight training. Mike also works as a line pilot and instructor in the business and loves flying!! Combining both experience and a passion for aviation, Mike offers a professional approach to help students gain their licence.

Licences, Ratings and Endorsements:

  • Australian Commercial Pilots Licence CPL (H)
  • Flight Instructor Rating Grade Two

Type Endorsements:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
  • Robinson R66
  • Bell 206

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Mike Morgan – Flying Instructor / Pilot

Mike Morgan gained his helicopter licence from Rotorvation in early 2010. After building his hours by undertaking flight checks on aircraft after they had been serviced Mike moved into the role of full time theory instructor and pilot with Rotorvation. In 2012 Mike achieved his Flight Instructor rating and is now a major part of the Rotorvation Flight Training school. Mike also conducts many scenic and charter flights for Rotorvation and his cheerful, friendly nature ensures personalized friendly service!

Pilot Licence / Ratings:

  • Australian Commercial Pilots Licence CPL (H)
  • Flight Instructor Rating Grade One
  • Australian Private Pilot Licence PPL (Aeroplane)
  • Constant Speed Unit
  • Retractable Undercarriage

Type Endorsements:

  • Robinson R44
  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R66
  • Eurocopter EC120

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Richard Sobey – Flying Instructor / Pilot

Richard worked as a commercial pilot in South Africa and when he emigrated to Australia was keen to continue his passion for flying. After converting his South African instructor rating to the Australian equivalent at Rotorvation it became apparent that he would be a valuable addition to our team. Students regularly comment that his patience and calm nature help them to feel at ease so they get the most out of their flying lessons.

Pilot Licence / Ratings:

  • Australian Commercial Pilots Licence CPL (H)
  • Helicopter Flight Instructor Grade Two
  • Low Level Approval

Type Endorsements:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
  • Robinson R66
  • Eurocopter EC120
  • Bell 206

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Nick Monk – Flying Instructor / Pilot

Nick  began working at Rotorvation in 2012 and is now part of the furniture! He earned his rotors in Queensland in 1997 and has since been heavily involved in tourism, mustering and flight training. Students learn very important tips and tricks from Nick which help them get past the tricky bits of the flight training syllabus.

Pilot Licence / Ratings:

  • Australian Air Transport Pilots Licence ATPL (H)
  • Australian Commercial Pilots Licence CPL (H)
  • Australian Private Pilots License PPL (Aeroplane)
  • Helicopter Flight Instructor Grade Two
  • UK Private Pilot License PPL (H)
  • Low Level Approval
  • Constant Speed Unit
  • Retractable Undercarriage

Type Endorsements:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
  • Hughes 300
  • Bell 47

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Sean Marais – Flying Instructor / Pilot

Sean completed his Private Pilot’s Licence in South Africa before immigrating to Australia in 2012. He furthered his training with Rotorvation and completed his Australian Commercial Pilots Licence in 2013, and is now a full time ground theory instructor and pilot with Rotorvation. Sean is passionate about teaching and always ready to help students to get through their theory exams.

Pilot Licence / Ratings

  • Australian Commercial Pilots Licence CPL (H)
  • South African Private Pilots Licence PPL (H)
  • Low Level Approval
  • Helicopter Flight Instructor Grade Three

Type Endorsements:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
  • Eurocopter EC120

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Arron Nash – Ground Operations / Pilot

Arron is an enthusiastic young man who started his training with Rotorvation back in 2013.  Arron is employed full time here at Rotorvation and does everything from commercial flights to keeping the machines in tip top condition and running the ground crew operations. Arron is very passionate and professional with his flying and is great fun to fly with.

Pilot Licence / Ratings

  • Australian Commercial Pilots Licence CPL (H)

Type Endorsements:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44

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Line Pilots:

Troy Shier:

When troy isn’t flying, he is planning his next flight. Troy is a very professional and politically correct guy, however you may find yourself in stitches from laughter after a scenic flight with him.
Type Endorsed:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
  • Robinson R66
 

Nadia Glazier:

Nadia flies our busy weekends where she finds herself at the controls of 3 or 4 different helicopters in one day!

Type Endorsed:

  • Robinson R22
  • Robinson R44
 

Marion Price – Administration Manager

Marion has been part of the Rotorvation Team since it’s inception. Her dynamic approach to front of house management keeps the Rotorvation Team in-line (not to mention our students as well). She holds a highly creative and diverse role at Rotorvation assisting with all aspects of the business.

 

Marianne Williman – Book Keeper

Marianne is our finance management extraordinaire. Her relaxed and friendly attitude and incredible accounting skills ensures our books are always kept in order.