This week we'll EXPLORE: Pegasus Air Services
Pegasus Air Services is a young helicopter company founded by Jerome B. de Faria in 2011. Jerome had to contain ambitions to start his own helicopter business for several years until in 2011 the time was right!
Starting with one single R44 ship, housed at his friends at the aero-club Jerome started providing services to individuals and businesses at a very competitive price. Together with friend and fellow pilot, Stuart Vervuurt, Jerome flew daily which sparked a slow but constant growth in demand, he realized that very soon Pegasus Air Services would require its own hangar space.
After having operated via the aero-club for several months, Pegasus finally got her own hangar at Doekhiweg-Oost #15, less than 100 yards from the her previous location at the club and a second helicopter was bought. Demand for cheap, fast and reliable transport to the jungle was ever increasing and so was the crew. In may of 2013 Jerome was joined by Reggy Courtar and Edward Geerlings, two young commercial pilots with a great desire to fly. The two were sent over to Torrence, California in the USA to attend the Robinson R44 factory course (as have all Pegasus pilots) before joining the flight team.
Pegasus Air Services has since may 2014 also partnered up with United Aviation Services, and houses and maintains their BO 105, used for contract purposes.
After having purchased their own hangar space at Doekhieweg-oost #15, Pegasus Air Services has now built its own hangar and the company adress has been expanded Doekhieweg-oost # 13-15.
The company is currently working with the local authority CASAS in getting everything in place to attain its Air Operators Certificate (AOC).