Helijet International Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael Potter as chief pilot, rotary-wing; and Phil Sevensma as assistant chief pilot, rotary-wing, effective Aug. 1, 2017. Together, the men have more than 44 years of flying experience, 29 of them with Helijet.
As chief pilot, Potter will report to the director of flight operations and be responsible for the day-to-day management of flight training and operating standards for Helijet’s scheduled, air medical, and charter helicopter services. Potter is ideally suited to assume this leadership role at Helijet, having flown with the company from 1993 to 2003, and throughout 2010.
For the past year and half, he has also served as a captain (Sikorsky S-76) for Helijet, while continuing to work with Calgary-based STARS Air Ambulance, which he joined in 2006. Potter brings extensive knowledge and depth in night vision imaging system (NVIS) flight operations as he has been involved with STARS’s NVIS program.