Derek Longley & Mike PersoageFounded in 2000 by Michael Persoage and Derek Longley, Prairie Helicopters is located along the western shores of Lake Winnipeg in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada.

Founded on the principles of service and safety, Prairie Helicopters has emerged as a leader in providing air charter services and helicopter flight training in Canada. Our pilots, flight instructors, and maintenance personnel are the best in the industry and all take an active role in the growth of the company and the development of our students.

Meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations is a daily objective for Prairie Helicopters. Our flexibility and sincere commitment to our customers’ needs has earned us a steady stream of repeat customers.

We have specifically grown our fleet of helicopters to match the diverse needs of our clientele in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Ontario and Nunavut.

Through the skies and across the prairies, Prairie Helicopters sets the standard for service and safety.

Prairie Helicopters also owns and operates Hudson Bay Helicopters based in Churchill Manitoba. Visit