Ken Norie, President and CEO of Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) recently received a BC Aviation Council Award for his hard work at growing and managing VIH and the subsidiaries it owns. Ken was a junior commercial pilot by the age of 18, having spent his entire life surrounded by helicopters.
Ken started buying shares in the company in the 90s and by 2000 he was the owner. By 2003 VIH had acquired North Mountain Helicopters and Cougar Helicopters, with a fleet now of 100 small to large helicopters. They eventually sold the small ranged helicopters and continued with heavy lift crafts.
The business now runs domestically and internationally, with Ken’s family all having a part in the business, reports Peninsula News Review.
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