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Ansett Aviation stands as the foremost helicopter training organisation in the Northern Territory.

Founded in 2004 by William Richards, the grandson of Sir Reginald Ansett, the visionary behind Ansett Airlines, the company has established itself as a leader in aviation  education and helicopter flight training.

As the Chief Pilot, Owner, and Grade 1 Instructor, Will’s aviation journey commenced in 1998 and has spanned across diverse landscapes, from Western Australia to the Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, and even co-piloting a helicopter on a remarkable journey from the UK to Australia.


Will has a comprehensive background in helicopter flying and training.  It encompasses instructing, mustering, eradication, aerial photography, banner towing, marine pilot transfers, and tourism.

With an accumulation of over 10,000 real-world flying hours, Will ensures that every student not only realises their full potential but also gains the proficiency to embark on their own flying career journey.

If you seek a flight school that takes immense pride in nurturing each student’s growth and is genuinely passionate about delivering flying education at the utmost excellence, reach out to us today. 

Take the first step towards an exciting future in helicopter flying.