JONATHAN RUXTON – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Jonathan has had a lifelong passion for aviation, and a keen eye for safety after a decade specialising in Marine Logistics serving the energy sector for major North Sea producers, basing himself in and around the Aberdeen area in Scotland, UK. Jonathan joined Helinalysis Ltd in 2021 following an invitation from Mike to join the company, looking to align his excitement for helicopters and his devotion to improving safety for others.
Jonathan has a keen eye for technical detail, looking to improve all aspects of the business using modern technology and innovative techniques, whilst still performing the daily operational duties to remain aware of the industries challenges and trends.
In his spare time, Jonathan utilises his PPL(A) flying light aircraft around the scenic Scottish Highlands taking friends and family into the air to let them experience the joys and freedom that aviation offers. Jonathan also supports the RAFAC in a ground-based instructor role, educating the next generation of aviators from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. Inspiring passion for flying and ‘giving back’ what he learned when he first started flying in his teenage years, going solo before he could hold a driver’s licence.
AMY PILGRIM – OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Amy has a strong organisational and technical background, after nearly a decade working in various engineering disciplines serving the energy sector from drilling fluid recovery from wastewater, to subsea downhole well monitoring. Following in the footsteps of her father, Mike, Amy has had an interest in aviation from a young age and sought to apply her skills and lessons learned from engineering and travelling offshore in the UKCS, Norwegian CS, and the Gulf of Mexico, to the aviation industry.
Since 2017, Amy has the primary oversight of all operational aspects of the business, ensuring that the product which is delivered is satisfactory to the client’s requirements. Amy manages our team of specialist analysts to promote safety in aviation, whilst maintaining business integrity.
In early 2023, Amy has been on partial maternity leave to spend time with her son, Thomas, and enjoys taking her Springer/Collie cross dog out into the countryside to explore the Scottish landscapes. Amy still has her finger on the pulse of the business, keeping the accounts in check and providing support to the rest of the team where required.
CAPT. MIKE PILGRIM – PRINCIPAL ADVISOR HFDM
Mike Pilgrim is a commercial helicopter pilot with 25+ years experience from light single pistons to heavy twin turbines. He is a flight safety professional specialising in Helicopter FDM, having set up and run a world leading HFDM Program which in 10 years has grown into to one monitoring over 160 medium and heavy helicopters of 8 different types flying on average 20,000 hours per month.
These aircraft are based in 17 countries on 5 continents, yet each local operation has daily access to its own flight data. Mike has lectured on HFDM to many forums including the world renowned ‘FDM for Airlines’ course at Cranfield University.
In March 2009 he founded the Global HFDM Community bringing together over 160 people from 100 Companies with the specific aim of promoting HFDM across the helicopter industry. From the international response to this effort he went on to launch and still chairs the Global HFDM Steering Group, whose website is at www.hfdm.org
Since 2010, at the special request of the International Helicopter Safety Team, he has been a regular presenter on HFDM to the Helicopter Association International annual industry conferences in USA, and also at the CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Vancouver.
Mike is an established expert in the use of the Aerobytes FDM(TM) software and is probably the most experienced user of the software in a helicopter environment anywhere in the world.