HRH was founded in 2005 under the direction of Andy Gibbs. The goal was to create a company focused on providing safe flight operations, high quality aircraft maintenance, and expert sales advise all with a personal touch. The HRH staff continues to combine their thousands of hours of pilot experience, aircraft maintenance expertise, and years of aviation knowledge into a full service aviation company.
With the growing demand for private aircraft transportation, training, and ownership, HRH strives to meet all the needs of our varied customers. HRH’s highly experienced staff allows for a unique, professional, and individualized customer experience. HRH is ready to serve you.
HRH Team at Helicopter Expo 2015
William, Dave, Patrick & Jose
Co-founder of HRH; Helicopter Pilot/Instructor/Designated Examiner; Airplane Pilot/Instructor; Sales Rep
In 2005, Mr. Hynes transitioned from flying for the Air Force to team with Andy to start and grow HRH into a premier aviation services company. Dave is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and served flying VIP’s in Learjets, international missions in the C-5 Galaxy, and navaid flight inspection in Hawker 800s.
However, his start in aviation and love for helicopters began at an early age, where in the 1970’s & 80’s he grew up around and worked for Brantly-Hynes Helicopters, at the time owned by his father Michael Hynes. Dave is a believer that the family oriented business environment is key to HRH’s success, and his wife Shanda and two boys Mitchell and Ryan can all be found pitching in around the hangar.
With over 14,000+ accident free flying hours split almost evenly between helicopters and airplanes, Dave personally oversees all operations for HRH.
Aircraft Maintenance Technician; Helicopter Pilot/Instructor; Airplane Pilot
Patrick Hynes left American Airlines in 2014 as a maintenance technician to take over as Director of Maintenance for HRH. Besides over a decade of maintenance experience in the airline industry, Patrick also grew up working in numerous roles at Brantly-Hynes Helicopters, served in the Army as a helicopter maintenance specialist, and ran his own Robinson helicopter maintenance company. He also achieved his airplane pilot’s license and helicopter instructor certificate.
The family atmosphere of HRH played a major role in Pat’s decision to move to Virginia and team up with his “little” brother Dave. His wife Kristi (also a professional airplane pilot) and two boys Braden and Chase fit right in with the HRH family.
Patrick’s diverse maintenance background and thousands of hours of pilot experience give him a unique capability to superbly perform his DOM role for HRH’s customers.
Helicopter Pilot/Instructor; Airplane Pilot/Instructor; Sales Rep
William joined the HRH team in 2014 as Director of Flight Operations and Sales. His diverse background and depth of aviation industry experience made for a natural fit at HRH.
Dating back to 1986, Mr. Campbell’s aeronautical experience has allowed him to earn ATP and CFII ratings in single & multi-engine airplanes as well as jets, and in helicopters including single & multi-engine turbines and single pilot IFR/EMS/NVG helicopter operations. William flew corporately for 10 years in the NASCAR industry meeting the demands of the sport’s nationwide travel. In 2003 through 2009, he owned and operated a flight school and Robinson R-22 and R-44 Service Center and collectively with Andy Gibbs, also sold Robinson helicopters. William flew in the Emergency Medical Services sector from 2009 to 2014 with Air Methods in the EC135, EC145, and Agusta 109E.
He has flown for and trained law enforcement, corporate, and private-owners; participated in numerous search-and-rescue missions; and has hundreds of hours of mountainous area, IFR, and NVG experience. William’s 9000 hours of pilot time and aviation experience give him the expertise necessary to oversee all of HRH’s flight operations. And his first-hand familiarity with the aircraft sales business and his focus on customer satisfaction, bring a tremendous asset to the HRH sales team.
William comes to HRH with his “copilot” Kristy and “crew” Ashleigh, Samantha Grey, Wilson, Thornton, and Lexi. Often, William and his crew can be found sailing for fun on their vessel,The Seventh Day.
Lead Helicopter Pilot/Instructor
Rafael returned to HRH in September 2015 as a Helicopter Flight Instructor and Line Pilot. In April 2017 he advanced to Lead Helicopter Instructor and Charter Pilot.
In 2014, Rafael began his helicopter career path at HRH where he earned his initial Private Pilot Rotorcraft rating. He was hooked on flying and was ready to immerse himself in a full-time training environment to jump start his new aviation career. Rafael chose Bristow Academy for their accelerated and college-style program to quickly move through his rotorcraft ratings all the way to CFI and Instrument Instructor.
His outstanding performance at Bristow combined with his foundation from HRH made him a great fit for the diverse demands of working at HRH.
Rafael is originally from Brazil but moved to Florida in 2001 with his family. In 2008 he decided to call Virginia home where he started and operated his own construction and restoration business. He fell in love with the local atmosphere and diversity of the Tidewater area. He’s an active, fun loving guy who enjoys exploring the Virginia outdoors as much as possible.
Operations & Flight Coordinator
Originally from Ohio, Ashley joined the Navy in 2002 and was stationed here in Virginia. During her eight years of military service, she worked closely with hovercraft and helicopters onboard her ship and absolutely fell in love with helicopters. In 2010, after getting out of the Navy, Ashley used her GI Bill benefits to start flight training in Portland, OR. She also earned her associate’s degree in Aviation Science from Portland Community College and then transferred to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Coronado, CA, to complete her Aeronautics undergraduate.
After four years of work as Operations Manager for helicopter companies in both Carlsbad and Long Beach, Ashley decided to return to the southern charm of Virginia in May of 2016. While she is still working towards her pilot’s license here at HRH, it’s always been her long term goal to thrive in the Operations aspects of aviation and that’s her primary focus. She is thrilled to be a part of the HRH and HRCS team and is appreciative of the mentoring and professional growth atmosphere here at Hampton Roads and looks forward to many more years to come!
Co-founder of HRH; Helicopter Pilot/Instructor/Designated Examiner; Airplane Pilot
Mr. Gibbs was the driving force behind establishing HRH in 2005. But Andy’s passion for flying combined with his diverse background in real estate, property management, and construction made him a success right from his start in the aviation business in the early 1990’s.
He started and grew Hampton Roads Charter Service into a Part 135 Charter Operator and Robinson Helicopter Service Center and Dealership. In 2000, Andy expanded his aviation interests to include becoming a part owner of the Hampton Roads Executive Airport and he helped guide the airport to becoming a premier regional airport.
While Andy’s passing in February of 2013 saddened everyone that knew him, his entrepreneurial spirit still drives us all here at HRH to be the best at what we do. His wife Sandie and his two boys Drew and Jake continue to carry on Andy’s legacy at HRH.