November 15-16, 2018 
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

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JJ Gerber

Operations Services Manager

Cougar Helicopters Inc.


About JJ Gerber

JJ Gerber has been flying since 1983 and joined Cougar Helicopters in 1997 at the start of oil production in Newfoundland & Labrador.  Hired as a First Officer and progressing to Captain and Training Pilot, he also served as Chief Pilot for five years and in 2007 was appointed Director of Flight Operations.  In 2016, he was appointed Operations Services Manager ensuring that the company delivers its operational mandate by overseeing the activities of the Pilot Operations, Passenger Handling, Dispatch, SAR and Maintenance departments. Mr. Gerber is endorsed on S76, S61, Super Puma and S92 and several smaller helicopters and maintains his license and IFR ratings.  Immigrating to Canada from South Africa in 1995, he briefly worked as a commercial flight instructor in Ontario. Prior to immigrating, he worked for 13 years as a helicopter pilot in the South African Air Force where he flew on several UN deployments, search and rescue, ship-borne operations as well as two tours of duty in Antarctica.  


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