Helicopter Operations Based Out of Westerly, RI
HeliBlock provides professionally trained pilots, quality aircraft, and timely services around the New England area. We offer transportation to popular locations like New York City, Boston, and the local islands, along with aerial tours out of Westerly and Block Island. Instruction of all levels in our Robinson R44 helicopters is also offered year-round!
We are committed to providing exceptional and professional helicopter services with safety and customer satisfaction as our top priorities. HeliBlock began as an aerial sightseeing business that only offered helicopter tours around Block Island. Since then we have grown and now offer charter services, aerial photography, flight instruction, wildlife survey, and an additional tour location in Westerly RI. As Heliblock continues to grow, our priorities remain to provide clients with the ultimate helicopter experience while focusing on outstanding customer service and exceptional value.
Matt H. | Director of Operations
Originally from Connecticut, Matt spent a few years traveling which eventually lead him to flying. He decided to pursue his flying career and the sense of freedom it provided by attending flight school in Utah. After completing his flight training, he was employed as a professional pilot for several years. Since then, Matt has acquired thousands of hours of flight time. That experience, paired with an entrepreneurial spirit, drove him to establish his own helicopter company, HeliBlock.
Tristan P. | Commercial Pilot
As a lifelong resident of Block Island, Tristan has a wealth of knowledge about our island location. He is passionate about flying and enjoys sharing his flying experience with any passenger he brings along. Share your helicopter journey with him to get the perfect Block Island experience!
Michael S. | Principal Pilot & Check Airman
Originally from Massachusetts, Michael’s family moved to Las Vegas when he was just two years old. He was introduced to flying by his grandfather. After relocating to Maryland in 2005 and continuing his education, Michael decided to attend flight school and pursue a career in aviation. Once there, he found a true passion for flying helicopters. With multiple years of experience, Michael is now a certified flight instructor and part-time pilot for HeliBlock.
Lusas P. | Operations Manager
Lucas has always had a passion for aviation stemming from watching his father fly hang gliders at a young age. Before becoming a pilot, he was an avid skydiver, BASE Jumper, and aviation enthusiast. He worked as a master parachute rigger for the department of defense until he committed his life to rotorcraft. He now resides as the Operations Manager for HTX Helicopters where he can help others pursue their goals in aviation. When not at work he can be found skydiving, riding his motorcycle, adventuring outdoors, or hanging out with his wife and two dogs.
Eli J. | Tour Pilot CFI / CFII
Originally from North Carolina, Elijah’s lifelong love for flying steered him towards a career in aviation. He pursued this passion at Southern Utah University, where he earned an instructor’s license. Now, he enjoys sharing his passion by flying tours and helping others fulfill their dreams of being a rotorcraft pilot.
Nick N. | Maintenance Coordinator / A&P
Nicholas Nadolny served for 6 years in the Connecticut Army National Guard, working on Boeing and Sikorsky helicopters. Through his years of dedicated service he has gained insurmountable knowledge that he uses to this day. Now he maintains a fleet of Robinson aircraft operated by HTX Helicopters and HeliBlock. Nick is committed to bringing the highest safety standards and positive outlook to the HTX community.
Joey S. | Dispatch
Joey, is a 19 year old kid who loves exploring and hopes to become a heli-ski pilot one day. His knowledge of the helicopter industry and the ins and outs of our company make him an invaluable member of our team. He can assist with any task and answer any questions you may have. On his days off, Joe can be found snowboarding, rock climbing, studying and training for his future career as a rotorcraft pilot.