Air Gisborne Ltd is a locally owned and operated business. Andrew and Bronwyn Reid bought Air Gisborne on 1 April 2006 from John and Margaret Reid (Andrews parents). Air Gisborne is an Air Charter and Flight Training company which also provides scenic flights/aerial photography flights/survey flights and Air Ambulance. The variety of work requires pilots to be highly experienced with the minimum starting requirements for light twin being 750 hours TT and Air Ambulance 1500 hours TT.
The Company employs 5 Pilots, (3 Instructors). John Reid is the Chief Pilot and an "A" Cat Instructor with over 30,000 hours. The rest of the team consist of Allanah Anderson and D'Arcy Grault who are "B" Cat instructors plus Commercial Pilots Andrew Reid and Rayden Brooking.
Air Gisborne’s fleet consists of 2 Piper Seneca II, 1 Cessna 172 & 2 Grumman AA5’s. The Grumman are utilised for most of the companies training.