Curtin University & CSIRO Research

I’m a researcher with the Centre for Mine Site Restoration, based out of Curtin University. Recently, in conjunction with the CSIRO we conducted an experiment monitoring the plant stress response to water scarcity in mine site restoration that involved both surface level and aerial monitoring of a restored mine site. The aerial monitoring was carried out by means of a remote sensing pod mounted on a helicopter flown by West Coast Heli Scene and I couldn’t be happier with their work. Mick was an extremely competent pilot who easily coped with the difficult technical flying required for the low level surveying, which was compounded by the tricky airspace situation – of the two sites, one was in the controlled airspace around Perth airport and one was in the military restricted zone surrounding the Pearce airbase. Despite these difficulties and other demands of scientific work the flights were conducted perfectly and I would have no hesitations in hiring the team again for future work.


Todd Buters, CMSR.


Horizon Heritage Management

We had a blast hanging out with Mick, He took really good care of us and is an exceptional helicopter pilot and person. I hope we get to do it again sometime.

Damien Lafrentz, Cultural Heritage Specialist, Horizon Heritage Management.


Lancelin Ocean Classic - event photography

Throughout my career as a photographer i have had many opportunities to shoot from Helicopters. Mick and West coast Heli scene are as good as it gets! putting me exactly where i wanted to be in challenging conditions and making my job as easy. I can't wait to fly with west coast heli scene again! 

Jason Wolcott