The new owners bring over a century of accumulated real-world commercial aviation management experience to Mohawk Flight Centre with in-depth knowledge of maintenance, fixed-wing and helicopter operations and the various aviation customers such as the resource industry, forestry, airborne surveys and the corporate sector.

Allan Cram is a seasoned commercial fixed wing and helicopter pilot who holds an ATPL. With approximately 11,000 hours, his flying career has taken him around the world, including flying sophisticated medium and heavy helicopters supporting offshore oil exploration. In addition, Allan has specialized in conflict region aviation management in areas such as Sudan, Bosnia, Yemen, Chad, East Timor and most recently managed a fleet of helicopters operating under contract to the US DoD in Afghanistan. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of British Columbia, and certificates in Aviation Safety Management Systems, Operational Risk Management and Aircraft Accident Investigation from the Southern California Safety Institute.

Glenn Rochon graduated from Canadore College’s Aviation Program in 1978 and quickly co-founded Lakeland Helicopters in Temagami, Ontario. Over the years, Glenn has accumulated over 5,000 hrs as a commercial fixed wing and helicopter pilot, and as well as spearheading numerous entrepreneurial pursuits, Glenn has held senior marketing and management positions in aviation and in the resource sector.

Glenn Bannerman-Maxwell is both a fixed wing pilot and accredited maintenance engineer. He began his career as a line engineer but soon started his own maintenance operation buying, selling and maintaining small aircraft. Within just a few years he successfully bid on a contract to re-certify Serial #1 and #2 of Bombardier’s new Global Express which were used in the original certification process. Glenn now oversees a number of organizations with global sales in parts supports, aircraft component manufacturing and heavy and corporate jet maintenance.

Bruce Platt, former owner and CFI, is a Class 1 Flight Instructor, a Class 1 Aerobatic Instructor and a Transport Canada Designated Flight Test Examiner. Bruce began flying in 1967 and has accumulated well over 18,000 hours in the air. He’s been a pilot and flight instructor for over 30 years, performed at a number of air shows across North America and has helped hundreds of people earn their wings. From ground school basics to emergency maneuvres training, Bruce has seen and done it all. He’s shared his gift for teaching flight with students at Canadian Forces Base Borden, the Academy of Flight, Voyageur Airways and Canadore College.