I spent 15 years as Chief Pilot for New York City-based SFX Entertainment who owned American Idol.
I flew two twin jet engine helicopters, an Agusta 109 SP and a Eurocopter AS355 Twinstar. During this same period, I flew my Bell 206 Jet Ranger for my company NJ Chopper.
I flew many celebrities as Chief Pilot and did many memorable movie, TV, documentary, News, and commercial shoots for NJ Chopper. I have many movie credits and even appeared in a few ( recently, The Informer ). We filmed the completion day topping of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, The Empire State Building light shows, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, and many more. Television commercials for Liberty Mutual, Remax, Disney, Burger King, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to name a few. Television shows like 60 Minutes, Cash Cab, Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel’s Aerial American. I have been Inside Edition’s Aviation Expert for over 10 years on stories such as the Kobe Bryant crash, hunting coyotes in Central park, train and plane crashes, 6 year old starting a helicopter at a fair, and others.