Grew up in Wainwright Alberta where I’ve always had a passion for mechanics but at that time wasn’t sure of which type of mechanics. I decided to dip into the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology (AME) program at SAIT. Upon completion of the program I worked as an apprentice with Bar XH for 1 year where I worked mostly on King Air’s. I continued 2 more years of my apprenticeship with Rangeland Helicopters, and upon completion started working on Single Engine Aircrafts which led me to my current position as Production Manager with Rangeland Helicopters. I have a strong passion for the aviation world and want to continue gaining knowledge and experience for many years.
Grant grew up on a farm southeast of Taber, Alberta. After getting his private pilot license, Grant began working for his neighbors, the Kinniburgh’s, who had a crop spraying business while continuing to farm. He helped out by mixing and loading chemicals and marking in the summer and fixing aircraft in the winter. Jack Kinniburgh talked Grant into getting his commercial license which he completed in 1970. He then began spraying for Kinnibugh Air and continued to do so for 4 years. In 1973 after the spraying season ended Grant completed his helicopter license with Alpine Helicopters and worked for them for a year. He moved on to Okanagan Helicopters for the next 15 years working in Newfoundland/Labrador, the Artic, Northwest Territories and as the base manager in Fort Nelson, B.C. Grant left flying for a few years to farm and custom harvest across Canada and the United States. In 2007,Rangeland Helicopters put a call out for a pilot to fly the medevac helicopter (HALO) out of Medicine Hat. 8 years later and he hasn’t looked back.