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Andrew Leach
HeliSmart Director & Chief Engineer

Andrew has extensive industry experience with more than 12 years working on Robinson Helicopters. Andrew completed his apprenticeship with Cloncurry Mustering, which is where his passion for helicopters began. He furthered his career at Aeropower in Redcliffe and then moved onto becoming Chief Engineer for HeliMuster (NT) at Victoria River Downs Station. Accompanying his factory training with Robinson, Andrew is also Lycoming Factory Trained and finds no job to big or to small when it comes to servicing your helicopter engine. Andrew is also factory-trained and licensed to carry out component overhauls and repairs on Robinson parts.

Ben Smart
Director and Pilot

 


With  almost 30 years in the aviation industry as a pilot Ben brings both flying and business experience to the HeliSmart partnership. Ben spent 5 years as a helicopter mustering pilot for Cloncurry Mustering in his younger years, this is where he and Andrew first met. Making the change over into fixed-wing aerial agriculutral aircraft in 2000, Ben now owns and runs a successful aerial agricultural business, Smart Air Services on the Darling Downs.  Ben has always had a passion for helicopters and knows first-hand the importance limiting down time while ensuring your maintenance is done to the highest safety and engineering standards.