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About

Northern Shield Helicopters has been providing helicopter services to Saskatchewan for over 50 years.

Northern Shield Helicopters operates a robust fleet of light and medium rotary wing aircraft, with proven expertise within a spectrum of operations that includes: personnel transport, general and precision long-lining, fire suppression, environmental research, surveillance, heli-skiing, and MEDEVAC.

We started with a Bell 47G, and have maintained a Bell fleet ever since. We currently operate two Bell 206 JetRangers, one Bell 206LIV Long Ranger, two Bell 205 A1+’s and three Bell 407’s. We pride ourselves on offering the best flight crews and engineers who can meet your needs safely, efficiently, and with an emphasis on impeccable customer service. Our 24 hour Dispatch team will work directly with our pilots to ensure that your satisfaction is met on every trip.

Marcus Lorenzen

Chief Pilot

Marcus Lorenzen is the newest addition to the Northern Shield Helicopters management team. He brings with him 17 plus years of helicopter flying experience. Marcus is endorsed on the BH05/04, BH407, BH06/LR/L1/L3/L4, AS350 (H125), and RH44/22. His flying career has taken him across the country performing various operations such as; Heli Skiing, Powerline Construction, Fire Fighting, Drill Moves, Logging, Wildlife Capture and Surveys and a myriad of other helicopter charter missions. Marcus is also the head of flight training and Director of Flight Operations. Marcus’s 9,600 plus hours of incident and accident free flying, and his commitment to Flight Safety brings together a competent and professional flight team at Northern Shield Helicopters.

Debbie Wrightson

Projects Manager/ Business Development

Deb is celebrating her 25th year in aviation this year. Her career began with the former company Air Sask Aviation the airline that was part of the ancestry of Transwest Air. Over the years, she has held the positions of Reservations Manager, Station Manager, Base Manager, Marketing Manager and now Projects Manager and Business Development for the rotary division.

Deb’s experience with mining companies, exploration companies, fire suppression teams in all provinces, residents of the north and her overall knowledge of the north is a valuable contribution to the rotary team.

In most cases Deb will be the first point of contact for the initial call for a job and will remain with the project to its entirety.

Chad Bergman

Director of Maintenance

Chad started his career with Transwest Air in June of 2007 in the Quality Assurance department. In 2013 he was promoted as the Quality Assurance Manager. With Chad’s proven expertise and experience he accepted the position as the Director of Maintenance for Transwest Air and Northern Shield Helicopters in April of 2016.

Kevin Walsh

Rotary Production Manager

Kevin started his aviation career in the Northwest Territories. After several years in NWT, an opportunity in Saskatchewan called him back home as a freshly licensed AME in October 2000. When Kevin first started with Transwest Air there were only 3 Jet Rangers. Over the years the fleet has grown and with the addition of the L4, 205, and 407, Kevin has been sent for training and endorsement for the whole fleet. It is with Kevin’s proven experience while working with Transwest Air, that he accepted the position with Northern Shield Helicopters as the Rotary Production Manager.