A 30-year veteran of the helicopter industry, Andre is an entrepreneur, mentor, and pilot. He was country manager and Director of Government Services for Columbia Helicopters for their Afghanistan operation. Andre is passionate about sharing his knowledge of long-lining with pilots entering (or re-entering) 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, he enjoys trips with his family and spending time on the tractor.