The Wairarapa and Greater Wellington's Leading Commercial Helicopter Operator

Amalgamated Helicopters People

Amalgamated Helicopters is fortunate to have a team of highly skilled aviation professionals with vast experience in the industry.

Sally Diedrichs, Director & CEO

Sally with the catch of the day

Sally with the catch of the day

Sally is Company Director and Chief Executive Officer for AHNZL, she has many years of business experience and is responsible for the overall direction and health of AHNZL the company.

Sally not only manages our busy office but is also responsible for Business Planning – Marketing & Promotion – Staff Management – Health & Safety – Radio Communications – Flight Following.

Sally is actively involved in the day to day flying operations and is the first contact and communications support for all emergency flights, these are a few of the hats this lady wears.


Jason Diedrichs (JD), Director & Chief Pilot


Our director and chief pilot, Jason Diedrichs has almost 10,000 hours of flying experience as a commercial helicopter pilot. Prior to doing his commercial pilots licence, he was employed as a professional hunter in the Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks.

Jason is from a farming background and was brought up in rural Wairarapa, before his hunting and flying career he was a farm manager and fencing contractor and Wairarapa Bush rep rugby player. These activities have formed long-time relationships within the rural sector he now services. Jason has a wealth of farming and commercial helicopter operations knowledge and is always happy to help with your enquiries.

Jarod Angland, Senior Pilot


Jarod is back to fly for us again after a few years overseas. He is a keen hunter and outdoorsman and he is also Jason’s brother-in-law so this is a real family affair. Jarod’s bush flying skills are an added bonus to the team, his long farming background also places him in a good position to focus on commercial agricultural operations, Jarod adds a real depth of knowledge and experience to the company.

Neil Laing, AHNZL Engineer


Neil (Rocket Man) has been AHNZL’s engineer for over 17 years. Neil is one of New Zealand’s most experienced MD500 helicopter engineers, with a career spanning over 35 years. We consider ourselves lucky to have him servicing our MD500E.

Jason Marshall

Wairarapa born and bred, Jason has been with us since September 2019. He comes from a trucking background having previously worked for local companies. He has a keen interest in hunting and shooting and also has a passion for motorbikes.  Jason is enjoying the challenges his new role provides. 

Warren Goodin

Warren started with us in March 2020 comes from a farming background and grew up in the Wairarapa he has travelled and worked around the world and now settled back in the Wairarapa with his family, he loves Motorcycles and the outdoors and is already a valued member of our team.


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