Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility


Helicopter Pilot Faces Jail Time for Rescue

New Zealand helicopter pilot flew on a suspended license.

A helicopter pilot is facing possible jail time for rescuing an injured hunter in New Zealand back in 2014. Dave Armstrong, Kaikoura Helicopters director and pilot, performed the search and rescue mission while his license was suspended for a medical issue, according to a report by
The hunter, identified as Scott Lee, fell in a remote bush area north of Kaikoura, New Zealand, and broke his femur. Armstrong was the second attempt at a rescue after the first helicopter had to turn back due to low fuel.
Main Photo: 
Photo by: Robinson Helicopter

Robinson R44

read more

Advocate Covers:

Our Results

Service Agreements

Piston Aircraft Comprehensive Service Agreement

For Piston Aircraft  – $5,000 per year

Small Turboprop Comprehensive Service Agreement

For a single Turboprop Aircraft costing less than $2,000,000 – $7,500 per year

Large Turboprop Comprehensive Service Agreement

For Turboprop Aircraft costing more than $2,000,000 – $10,000 per year

Our Team

Meet the Attorneys

Jonathan Levy


Suzanne Meiners-Levy


Joseph Quackenbush

Managing Attorney

Richard Yan

Managing Attorney

Do you love aircraft? Work with our team of professionals!

Contact Us

Get in Touch
With Us

Get in Touch