Meet our Team

NAME: Nick
POSITION: CEO, Founder & Chief Flight Instructor

Nick, founder and CEO of Heli Aviation was born in Germany. He graduated the University of Applied Science and became a Certified and State Approved Economist. At the age of 16, he founded the company Herle Funkservice GmbH, which was specialized in mobile radio services for companies, airports, aircraft and public authorities. He strived and succeeded in making professional radio communication affordable for most people and financially weak firms.

Nick received his Pilot Certificate at the age of 17 and treasured most of his flying experience in Germany. Upon completion of his Training, he achieved the EASA ratings to fly Robinson R44, Eurocopter EC120 and Bell 206. In 2011, he moved to the U.S. to continue his flight training and started Heli Aviation. Currently, he holds an EASA and Instrument rated FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, as well as an FAA Flight Instructor rating and flies and provides training in Bell 206 Long Ranger, Robinson R66, Agusta A109 and MD500E.

NAME: Michael Berkitsch
POSITION: Chief Pilot & Operations Manager

Mike was born and raised in Austria. With over 30 years flying experience of which he worked 12 years as an EMS Pilot and owned/operated his own Flight School, Mike is a great resource, especially for career oriented Students, that need the right advice of how to get started as a commercial pilot. Besides his Pilot position, Mike is also the man behind the scenes responsible for coordinating project logistics and monitoring operations. His attention to detail and follow-through enable him to meet the needs of our customers and our employees in the field with efficiency and accuracy. Mike began working at Heli Aviation in 2015 after completion of his IFR Rating with us.

NAME: Daniel A. Corleto
POSITION: Director of Maintenance, A&P IA

In June, 2016 Dan accepted the Role of Director of Maintenance overseeing and controlling Rotorcraft Maintenance for Heli Aviation. His aviation career spans more than 25 Years maintaining airplanes and mainly helicopter for large operators such as PHI, Inc. and Rotorcraft Leasing, Inc. His primary focus includes overseeing 135 compliance and operations, ensuring fast return of service of all aircraft, without sacrificing the quality and consistency of maintenance.

NAME: Delores Kloss (Dee)
POSITION: Administrative Assistant

Dee started with Heli Aviation in December 2014. This job was her first exposure to aviation after over 20 years of office management experience with SunTrust Bank. Dee’s primary focus throughout her career has been to offer excellent customer service. In her current role, Dee works closely with our CEO Niclas Herle on various tasks including assisting with day-to-day operations and managing special projects. Her background and experience made her a valuable member of our Team.

NAME: Robert Harvey
POSITION: Flight Instructor

Information about Bob will follow soon…

NAME: Manuel Vallaster
POSITION: Flight Instructor

Information about Manual will follow soon…