Who We Are
Surf City Helicopters was founded by Darren Purnell and is based in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia.
What We Do
From commercial services to private charters and everything in between, we pride ourselves in our flexibility and customer service, allowing us to cater to all of your aviation needs.
The sky is the limit with our services and we encourage you to contact us with your individual requests so we can tailor our services and packages specifically for you.
Meet the team!
Our team of experienced pilots are polite, professional, well groomed and friendly – offering you the best customer service in the Gold Coast.
Darren Purnell – CEO HAAMC
Nathan Blackberry – Chief Pilot
Nathan is the Chief Pilot at Surf City Helicopters and has been involved in aviation for over 10 years, having held senior management, Chief Pilot and HAAMC appointments. Nathan has flown extensively throughout Australia in both charter and aerial work operations (survey, filming, lifting, incendiary). He is a qualified helicopter instructor and he also has a low level rating with a sling endorsement, so he is our dedicated pilot for precision lifting operations. Nathan is focused on delivering a professional, safe and personalized client experience.