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About 2018-01-12T18:02:35+00:00

OVER 75 YEARS OF AVIATION EXPERIENCE

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.

For more information about helicopter charters, special event support, aerial photography and videography, tours, flight training, maintenance, sales, aircraft management, or pilot services, email us at flying@hrheli.com or call 757-488-9044.   We look forward to partnering with you.

MEET OUR TEAM

President & Co-founder of HRHHelicopter Pilot/Instructor/Designated Examiner and Airplane Pilot/Instructor
In 2005, Dave transitioned from flying for the Air Force to team with Andy Gibbs 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.

Patrick Hynes

Director of MaintenanceIA/A&P, Helicopter Pilot/Instructor, and Airplane Pilot
Patrick 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.

Director of Flight OperationsHelicopter Pilot/Instructor and Airplane Pilot/Instructor
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 includes flying corporately for 10 years in the NASCAR industry, owning and operating his own flight school and Robinson Service Center, and single pilot EMS/IFR/NVG helicopter operations.

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 10,000 hours of pilot time and aviation experience give him the expertise necessary to oversee all of HRH’s flight operations.

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.

Airplane Pilot & Flight Ops Coordinator
John’s pursuit of a career in aviation began with an airline flight in middle school and lead him to joining the HRH team in 2017.

John grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL, and went on to study business and aviation management at Auburn University. While at Auburn he achieved his Private and Instrument airplane ratings. After graduating college in 2013, he joined the Navy to train and serve as a Naval Flight Officer.

He was stationed at Oceania Naval Base in Virginia Beach in 2015 as a Weapon System Officer in the F/A-18 Super Hornet. In 2017, John decided to take an opportunity to leave the Navy to pursue his career as a professional pilot. He completed his Commercial single and multi-engine ratings and joined our team at HRH.

John enjoys spending time outside hiking, road biking, and running. He also likes watching Auburn football and spending time with his wife and fellow Auburn fan, Meagan. He looks forward to advancing with HRH and furthering his knowledge of aviation.

David “Andy” 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.