About us

Welcome to Balearic Helicopters

Balearic Helicopters

At Balearic Helicopters we don’t just believe in doing things well, we believe in doing things right. We equip our pilots with the knowledge, experience, and attitude to fly safely.

Jonny Greenall, Chief Pilot and Founder of Balearic Helicopters

Originally from Derbyshire in the UK, Jonny has been flying helicopters for almost 25 years, but he first flew with the Air Cadets in Chipmunks and Vigilant Gliders.

After moving to the sunnier climes of Mallorca, he learned to fly the R22 & R44 with Sloane Helicopters in 1999. Having attained his Commercial Pilot & Instructor licences, he joined the Company as a Pilot/Instructor in 2002. Following another 9 years as their Base Manager, he founded Balearic Helicopters in 2015.

With over 7500 hours flown throughout Europe, the UK and USA, he has an unsurpassed wealth of helicopter knowledge. He has trained hundreds of students and they return again and again to continue their pilot education.

Licence & Certificates include:

  • EASA CPL (H)
  • EASA Flight Instructor - PPL, CPL, Type Ratings, Night, Flight Instructor Course
  • EASA Flight Examiner - PPL, CPL, Type Ratings
  • Type Ratings on R22, R44, R66, H500 and H120
  • UK CAA CPL (H)
  • UK CAA Flight Instructor - PPL, Type Ratings
  • UK CAA Flight Examiner - PPL, Type Ratings
  • UK CAA FRTOL Radiotelephony Examiner
  • UK CAA & EASA Type Rating Examiner TRE(H)
  • FAA CPL (H)
  • UK CAA PPL (A)
  • MCA Qualified Instructor for Superyachts - Helicopter Landing Officer & Helideck Assistant Courses (HLO/HDA)

  • Training Facilities

    Balearic Helicopters is located at Son Bonet Aerodrome, just 5 miles north of the city of Palma. Its accessibility, facilities and excellent year-round weather conditions make it perfect for training.

    Son Bonet opened in 1936 but it became a dedicated General Aviation Aerodrome when Son Sant Joan (Palma International) Airport opened in 1964. It is a fully licensed VFR aerodrome with 1200m/3900ft asphalt runway, apron, fire cover and fuel services.

    The Balearic Helicopters hangar is right on the apron - providing easy access to our fleet, plus extra storage for visiting helicopters. Our offices are also on-site, with a large, air-conditioned training room for ground school and flight briefings.

    Safety & Quality

    Balearic Helicopters is an authorized AESA centre (Spanish Aviation Safety Agency) with the certificate of Approved Training Organisation ESP.ATO.320 under EASA (the European Aviation Safety Agency).

    Balearic Helicopters complies with the most rigorous safety and quality requirements in the aviation industry. We are fully insured and our professional pilots are subject to bi-annual flight testing and medicals.

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

    Jonny Greenall was a Core Member of the European Helicopter Safety Team focusing on improving helicopter safety in Europe and worldwide. From 2006-2016, EHEST brought together manufacturers, operators, research organisations, regulators, accident investigators and military operators from across Europe. Its work is utilized and continued through the European Safety Promotion Network - Rotorcraft (ESPN-R), within the scope of EASA.

    We currently operate two Robinson R44 Raven 1's. It is one of the best-selling helicopters in the world and seats one pilot and three passengers.

    The Robinson R66 Turbine Marine is a powerful machine with floats, air-conditioning, glass cockpit, auto-pilot and extender range fuel tanks. It seats one pilot and four passengers.

    Our helicopter fleet is serviced and maintained by Heliswiss Ibérica - the Spanish leader in helicopter maintenance with over 30 years of industry experience and a highly proficient technical team. HELISWISS IBERICA

    Luke Pawley, Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor, Safety Manager

    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 is also a Flight Instructor for CPL, Night and Flight Instructor Courses

    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.

    Find Us

    Aerodrome Son Bonet

    Carretera Palma - Inca 6km

    07141 - Marratxi

    Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

    Tel: +34 971 794 132

    Email: info@balearic-helicopters.com

    By Car: Free Parking is available outside our office

    Google Plus Code: JP34+C4 Palma

    By Bus: Bus Stop - Pont D'Inca Nou, 5 min walk

    By Train: Station - Pont D'Inca Nou, 6 min walk

    By Air: Airport Code - LESB

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