Claude Leruitte operated a ground tour company and wanted to expand to air tours. He purchased a de Havilland Heron DH-114 (16 seat). The previous owner was having difficulty obtaining a Part 135 certification. The FAA directed Claude to me for assistance. I was able to secure the Part 135 certification in a manner of weeks. The FAA granted a waiver to allow me to hold the position of Director of Maintenance for both Seagull Air Hawaii as well as Rainbow Islands Cargo.

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Seagull Air Hawaii provided great tours of Hawaii and within a few months  looked to increase the fleet by adding an additional Heron. I researched availability and went to the mainland to secure another aircraft. Shortly after the arrival of the second Heron I moved on to South Pacific Island Airways.

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