Great Lakes Helicopter is a Transport Canada approved, Ontario Private Career College Flight Training School and a Charter company. Our operation is based at the Region of Waterloo International Airport, in the heart of Southern Ontario, Canada, along the banks of the beautiful Grand River.

Managed and operated by reliable professionals, Great Lakes Helicopter has flourished into a successful helicopter operation. We pride ourselves on our safe, professional staff and well maintained helicopters.

Our helicopters are serviced by Rotor Services Limited – also located at the Region of Waterloo Airport. Rotor Services has been servicing the helicopter industry for the past 24 years. Bill Leyburne, president and owner of both Great Lakes Helicopter and Rotor Services, has over 30 years experience and knowledge in maintaining quality aircraft.

Currently, we offer a fleet that consists of 3 Robinson R22‘s, 3 Robinson R44‘s and Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter, which allow us to perform a wide variety of operations to suit most people’s needs.

If you would like to know more about the company, please feel free to call or email us.

Key Personnel

Bill Leyburne 

Nick Booth 
Ops Manager, CFI

Adam Tastula 

Jo Anne Leyburne
General Manager

Stan Mance
Pilot/Spray Operations

Shane Chambers
Ground School Instructor/Pilot