Craig Anderson is Managing Director of Sounds Aero Maintenance, based at Omaka Airfield, Blenheim.
He was an avionic engineer with Air NZ (Christchurch) for 15 years, where he held the positions of Avionic Engineer, Avionic Lead Hand, and Technical/Computer Instructor. Since then he has held the positions of Base Engineer for Eagle Airways in Blenheim, Maintenance Controller for Vincent Aviation (both NZ and Australia) and Maintenance Controller for SoundsAir.
Craig is a keen aviation enthusiast, and has flown the Beech 1900 for Vincent Aviation, and currently flies the C208 Caravan for Sounds Air part time. He also holds "C" and "D" Category Flight Instructor ratings, and has over 10 years experience bush flying in the Pacer and other GA aircraft in Marlborough and throughout New Zealand.
Willie Sage is Chief Pilot for Sounds Air, and Tasman Aviation. He flies a corporate King Air, and also holds his helicopter CPL - currently doing most of his helicopter flying in the form of fishing and hunting trips in the back blocks of Marlborough. He previously held the position of B1900 Fleet Manager for Vincent Aviation (both NZ and Australia), and has over 12,000 hours in his logbook, in a wide variety of aircraft.
He is Flight Examiner rated in both New Zealand and Australia and holds ATPL's in both countries. Willie held positions of line pilot with MountainAir, Sounds Air and Eagle Air, before joining Vincent Aviation, where he spent many years flying a wide variety of aircraft (including B1900, Dash 8, F406) in both NZ, Australia, and internationally.
His practical hands on flying skills have been gained from thousands of hours mountain and strip flying around Mt. Ruapehu, and the Marlborough Sounds