ANDRE HUTCHINGS, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
A 25-year veteran of the helicopter industry, Andre is an entrepreneur, command pilot, and country manager for Columbia Helicopters who loves sharing his knowledge of long-lining with pilots who are entering (or reentering) the industry. As a pilot, Andre has worked in a multitude of capacities, including firefighting, police work, construction, logging, oil and gas operations, and DOD- Dept of Defense. Based on his experience, as well as observing others in different long line jobs around the world, he created Volo Mission’s industry-leading long line course. When he’s not overseeing operations at Volo Mission, Andre flies missions for Columbia Helicopters in Afghanistan and, when he gets a break, he enjoys trips with his family and a little time on the golf course.