In late 2010 RotorWay International appointed Aero Support Group Pty Ltd (AeroSG) as the RotorWay dealer for Australia and New Zealand. Now trading as RotorWay International Australia, AeroSG is a private company lead by David Donaldson, and is based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
David is a professional pilot with over 25 years in the helicopter industry. Having started flying at the age of 17 at the Bathurst Aero Club, David’s background includes operations as an RAAF and Army helicopter pilot, and he currently holds ATPL(H) and CPL(A) licences with a helicopter Command (Multi-Engine) Instrument Rating. Whilst in the military, David trained as a flight instructor at the RAF Central Flying School in the UK and spent several years teaching basic helicopter students for the British and Australian Army and Navy.
David’s commercial experience includes many years in the Utility, Media, Police, SAR and Emergency Medical Services sectors. David has held Chief Pilot approvals from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and is a member of CASA & Industry working groups on a range of issues, including regulatory development for helicopter operations and Night Vision Goggle operations for helicopters. David has flown over two dozen different types of helicopter, from R22s to S92s, and has also tried his hand at hang gliding, ultralights and aerobatics (fixed-wing of course!).