Welcome to Fortescue Helicopters! We are an aerial mustering company based at Newman Airport in the Pilbara region of WA, owned and operated by Weldon Percy.
Our mustering fleet of R22 helicopters works from the Newman Airport servicing an area roughly south of Port Hedland and anywhere between Karratha and Kalgoorlie. We also have access to larger helicopters for other aerial work at our clients request.
During mustering season anywhere from roughly March to November, we pretty much live out of our bags and in our swags, flying from station to station mustering Cattle. When we are not mustering, we assist on the ground, catch up on paperwork and spend the odd night or two back in Newman having our choppers serviced.
We believe Central Station is a good thing for the beef industry so were proud to have been asked to be involved. One of the greatest challenges we and our customers face is finding quality experienced staff, so we hope by sharing our story this week we might help inspire more people from other walks of life to be involved in our industry.
Host: Fortescue Helicopters Written by Weldon Percy – Owner & Chief Pilot, Fortescue Helicopters. The need for an Aerial Mustering Association or representative body was recently identified through a sector risk analysis by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority). On consultation with several industry leading operators CASA identified this as the number one need of our […]
Host: Fortescue Helicopters Written by Lisa Jeffrey – Office & Hangar Manager, Fortescue Helicopters. Welcome to the third post of the year for Fortescue Helicopters. Today it’s starring me, Lisa. This is my first blog post, so I may be a little rusty. I work at Fortescue Helicopters alongside my partner Weldon. My job title […]
Host: Fortescue Helicopters Written by Weldon Percy – Owner & Chief Pilot, Fortescue Helicopters. Juna Downs is the newly added operational base of Fortescue Helicopters. Juna Downs is a currently de-stocked WA Pastoral lease owned by Rio Tinto. It would have to be one of the most picturesque properties in the Pilbara, surrounded by the […]
Host: Fortescue Helicopters Written by Weldon Percy – Owner & Chief Pilot, Fortescue Helicopters. G’day and welcome back to Fortescue Helicopters week for hosting Central Station. 2016 has been a challenging and rewarding year for us and our team and we will share more with you throughout our posts this week. The Pilbara and north west […]
Host: Fortescue Helicopters Written by Weldon Percy – Owner and Chief Pilot, Fortescue Helicopters. Last year I wrote a post about wanting to be a helicopter pilot. This year, I have now had almost two years of being Chief Pilot and a shareholder of an aerial mustering company; I thought I’d share some of my […]