Balearic Helicopters

Balearic Helicopters, was setup by Jonny Greenall who has been flying in Mallorca for over 23 years, previously Jonny worked for Sloane Helicopters Mallorca since 2004 and was the Base Manager of Sloane Helicopters Mallorca from 2008 until 2015.

Son Bonet (N39 35.9 E002 42.2)

Son Bonet was Mallorca's original airport, opened in 1936, and has been in operation ever since. Located 5 miles north of the city of Palma it has great accessibility, with the motorway running alongside, a dedicated bus service and its own train station (Pont D'Inca Nou).

In 1964 Son Sant Joan (Palma International) Airport opened just 5 miles South East leaving Son Bonet as a dedicated General Aviation Aerodrome. Son Bonet is fully licensed VFR aerodrome with fire cover and fuel (Avgas & Jet A1). It has a 3000ft asphalt runway and apron.

It is perfect for training with the facilities it offers and year round weather conditions.

Find out more about the history of Son Bonet here:

History of Son Bonet

Office & Facilities

Balearic Helicopters office is in the original section of Son Bonet Aerodrome. It is fully air-conditioned for those long hot summers we have.

It consists of a main area & front desk and briefing room. The Briefing Room is fully equipped with all the reading materials and all training aids you need. It also has tea/coffee making facilities.

The office is also WIFI enabled to allow our customers with laptops and PDA's to access their emails.

The Helicopters are kept in a hangar on the apron.

Balearic Helicopters operates under its own EASA ATO, issued by AESA Spain. ESP.ATO.320

Balearic Helicopters

Jonny Greenall, Owner

Jonny has been flying helicopters for over 24 years, but he first with the Air Cadets, in Chipmunks and Vigilant Gliders. He has lived in Mallorca since 1993 and learnt to fly the Robinson R22 & R44 with Sloane Helicopters Mallorca. He then went onto complete his Commercial Helicopter Licence and Instructor Rating with Sloane Helicopters (at Sywell & Mallorca). Jonny also has his JAA Fixed wing licence. He has been flying in Mallorca since 1999, as well as numerous trips around Europe and the UK. Jonny is also a Core Team Member of EHEST - the European Helicopter Safety Team.

Additionally, Jonny is a designated CAA Radiotelephony Examiner. As of 2008 Jonny is also a fully qualified EASA Flight Examiner. Jonny is both an Authorised EASA Examiner allowing to take inital Skills Tests (LST) and Proficiency Checks (PC's) for any CAA or EASA licence holder and Type Rating Examiners (TRE(H)), for commerical Proficiency Checks (OPC's).

Jonny holds ratings on the R22, R44, R66, MD500 and EC120 and has over 7,000 hours helicopter flight time.

As of 2015 Jonny became a Superyacht Helideck Instructor, travelling the World training Superyacht crew the Helicopter Landing Officer & HeliDeck Assistant Course (HLO/HDA).

In 1999 Jonny was awarded a PhD in Mixology from the Oceano Institute.

Jonny Greenall is a Core Member of the Europe Helicopter Safety Team - Launched on November 2006, the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) brings together manufacturers, operators, research organisations, regulators, accident investigators and a few military operators from across Europe. EHEST is the helicopter branch of the ESSI, and also the European component of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST).

Luke Pawley, Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor

Luke joined Balearic Helicopters in 2018, he is a Commerical Pilot and Commercial Flight instructor. Luke is rated on the R22, R44, R66, MD500, EC120 and B206. Luke is also a keen watersports enthuisast, which is perfect for Mallorca, with qualifications in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

Luke has well over 2,000 hours, mainly instructing with us at Balearic Helicopters, having taken several students right through the entire PPL course, as well as instructing Type Ratings on the R22, R44, R66 and EC120.

Luke was also a semi-finialist in the 2005 Junior Masterchef with his signature dish of Pan-fried Scallops on a bed of asparagus and a spinach foam ……

Albert Schedl, Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor

Albert learnt to fly helicopters with us in 2012, he is a Commerical Pilot and Flight instructor and is rated on the R44, EC120, EC130 and AS350. Albert is a keen motorsport enthusiast, both motorcycle and cars, and when not flying can be found driving in the Tramuntana Mountain range. Albert speaks fluent German and English.

Albert has over 1400 hours flying the R44 and EC120 flying commerically throughout the Balearics and Germany.

Albert is also a Taubenzüchter, more commonly know as a Homing Pigeon Fancier, with an extensive loft at his home and breeding several award winning birds……

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Balearic Helicopters operates under its own EASA DTO, issued by AESA Spain, ESP.DTO.005

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