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About our Managing Pilot


Warren N van der Weide is a 7,600 hour helicopter pilot and has been the owner of CASHMERE AVIATION for the past ten years. Previously, Warren worked at Bristow Helicopters as an off-shore captain from January 2003 to January 2005. Current licenses and certifications held include:


  • Agusta 109 and 119 series.

  • Airbus 120, 130, 350 and AS365 series.

  • Bell 205 and UH1H series.

  • Bell 206B/L and Bell 407/GX series.

  • Bell 222, 230 and 430 series.

  • Bell 505 series.

  • Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm BO 105 series.

  • Robinson R44 and R66 series.

  • Accredited with the insurance of 20th Century Fox and the Endemol Group as camera, stunt and sling pilot.

  • FAA certified.


Aerial Filming

The majority of the work undertaken is done for TV adverts, sporting events and movies using state of the art Cineflex equipped machines. The highlight of Warren's career to date was being involved in the provisioning of aerial filming services for the FIFA world cup held in South Africa in 2010. During this time approximately 200 hours were flown by Warren.

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Charter Operations

Charter work is done in conjunction with Henley Air and National Airways Corporation (NAC) for both local and international clients. Work has taken Warren around South Africa as well as into Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

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Although limited in the number of hours flown, this technically demanding skill is one which Warren endeavours to keep current and is a standby pilot for the national Working on Fire programme in South Africa.

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Sling Work & Lifting

The majority of work undertaken is for local construction companies doing medium lifts in both urban and remote settings. TV work includes flying platforms for overseas productions such as Amazing Race, Grand Tour, FearFactor and Top Gear, as well as local productions such as MasterChef SA. Flying banners also forms part of Warren's lifting work.

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Managing Pilot Warren N van der Weide

Email warren@cashmereaviation.com  ●  Cell +27 (0)82 903 7007 (all hours)


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