HRH was founded in 2005 under the direction of Andy Gibbs. The goal was to create a company focused on providing safe flight operations, high quality aircraft maintenance, and expert sales advice, all with a personal touch.

The HRH staff continues to combine its thousands of hours of pilot experience, aircraft maintenance expertise, and years of aviation knowledge into a full service aviation company.

With the growing demand for private aircraft transportation, training, and ownership, HRH strives to meet all the needs of our varied customers. HRH’s highly experienced staff allows for a unique, professional, and individualized customer experience. HRH is ready to serve you.

For more information about helicopter charters, special event support, aerial photography and videography, tours, flight training, maintenance, sales, aircraft management, or pilot services, email us at flying@hrheli.com or call 757-488-9044.   We look forward to partnering with you.


Some of our HRH staff out welcoming an R66 crew on a circumnavigation of the globe!

President & Co-founder of HRH,
Helicopter Pilot/Instructor/Designated Examiner and Airplane Pilot/Instructor
In 2005, Dave transitioned from flying for the Air Force to team with Andy Gibbs to start and grow HRH into a premier aviation services company.
Dave is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and served flying VIP’s in Learjets, international missions in the C-5 Galaxy, and navaid flight inspection in Hawker 800s.
However, his start in aviation and love for helicopters began at an early age, where in the 1970’s & 80’s he grew up around and worked for Brantly-Hynes Helicopters, at the time owned by his father Michael Hynes.
Dave is a believer that the family oriented business environment is key to HRH’s success, and his wife Shanda and two boys Mitchell and Ryan can all be found pitching in around the hangar.
With over 18,000+ accident free flying hours split between helicopters and airplanes, Dave personally oversees all operations for HRH.

Patrick Hynes

Director of Maintenance IA/A&P, Helicopter Pilot/Instructor, and Airplane Pilot

Patrick left American Airlines in 2014 as a maintenance technician to take over as Director of Maintenance for HRH.

Besides over a decade of maintenance experience in the airline industry, Patrick also grew up working in numerous roles at Brantly-Hynes Helicopters, served in the Army as a helicopter maintenance specialist, and ran his own Robinson helicopter maintenance company.  He also achieved his airplane pilot’s license and helicopter instructor certificate.

The family atmosphere of HRH played a major role in Pat’s decision to move to Virginia and team up with his “little” brother Dave.  He and his two boys, Braden and Chase, fit right in with the HRH family.

Patrick’s diverse maintenance background and thousands of hours of pilot experience give him a unique capability to superbly perform his DOM role for HRH’s customers.

Greg Doloresco

Operations Coordinator

Greg is our tireless Operations Coordinator. A Virginian born and raised, he is from the Hampton Roads area.

He attended Virginia Tech for Biology and Biochemistry and soon after graduation he decided to focus on a career in aviation. His interest in flying has been present since he was a child. Some of his first memories are from attending air shows at NAS Oceana with his grandfather, a retired US Air Force aircraft technician.

Greg enjoys a wide range of activities from hiking, to shooting, to video games and everything in-between.

Helicopter Instructor and Pilot

Erwin is a third generation native Californian but has called many places around the world home.

He’s lived several different lives: in one previous life, he was an art student, in another he got a graduate degree in political science.

In the longest of those incarnations, Erwin wore a Stetson as a Cavalry Officer in the US Army, a twice-spurred leader of scouts and infantrymen.

Erwin spent many a hot day in dusty, sweltering places like Kandahar, looking up with envy at the helicopters flying above him. It was in places like that where he realized he was blessed to have met his professional goals earlier than most, and was barely young enough for another profession. So, he earned his helicopter ratings in central Oregon, and flew clear across the continent to Virginia to chase his second dream of flying!

Erwin collects unfinished hobbies, but the ones with staying power include being a movie nerd, and wasting money on cars.

Helicopter and Airplane Instructor and Pilot
With aviation being so ingrained in the Hynes family, it only made sense that Mitchell was flying helicopters and airplanes solo before he could even drive alone. Mitchell soloed both the airplane and the helicopter on his 16th birthday, and got his private pilot certificate on his 17th.
After high school, Mitchell moved to Blacksburg, Virginia to attend college at Virginia Tech, where he obtained an engineering degree in Computer Science.

Mitchell loves flying, instructing, and aircraft maintenance, all of which he does as much as possible!

Outside of flying, Mitchell enjoys competitive shooting, especially shotguns, and has competed across the country in shooting tournaments. Mitchell spends the rest of his free time hunting, being outdoors, and enjoying the company of friends.

Airplane and Helicopter Instructor and Pilot
Caleb joined the team at HRH in August 2022 with over a decade of aviation experience ranging from instruction to utility work and managing flight operations overseas.
From a young age, Caleb was instilled with a love of aviation by watching his father who loved all things airplanes. Caleb realized his dream of flying when he attended LeTourneau University to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science. After graduating with fixed wing ratings as well as an A&P certificate, Caleb moved to Virginia to start his aviation career working at a flight school and maintenance shop. He advanced his career by moving into aerial mosquito control, and later into both flying and managing OCONUS military contracting operations.
While flying airplanes was the first step in aviation, Caleb’s goal has always been to fly helicopters. Through the course of working in airplanes, he has slowly completed his training in helicopters and is now excited to be flying rotary as often as he can.
Outside of flying, Caleb enjoys riding motorcycles, shooting, and spending time with his wife on their land in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
Airplane Pilot
Dylan joined HRCS in December 2023 bringing nearly a decade of aviation experience from flying airplanes to working at airports.
Dylan was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Although he grew up surfing and playing video games, he was always passionate about flying. He was 8 years old when he took his first airplane ride, and shortly after joined the Civil Air Patrol where he learned discipline, search and rescue, and most importantly – all things aviation. With the encouragement of his flying mentors, he secured his first job towing banners over his hometown. Dylan then started flying for Skydive Suffolk where he met his wife, Lindsay. He made some incredible friends in the skydiving community, where he was widely known as being the favorite jump pilot, and had the opportunity to fly at dropzones all over the country.
He is also a member of the Military Aviation Museum, and every year he joins thousands of other aviation enthusiasts at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. When he’s not flying, Dylan can be found boating, hiking, camping, shooting, and taking road trips with his wife and stepson.

David “Andy” Gibbs was the driving force behind establishing HRH in 2005. But Andy’s passion for flying combined with his diverse background in real estate, property management, and construction made him a success right from his start in the aviation business in the early 1990’s.

He started and grew Hampton Roads Charter Service into a Part 135 Charter Operator and Robinson Helicopter Service Center and Dealership. In 2000, Andy expanded his aviation interests to include becoming a part owner of the Hampton Roads Executive Airport and he helped guide the airport to becoming a premier regional airport.

While Andy’s passing in February of 2013 saddened everyone that knew him, his entrepreneurial spirit still drives us all here at HRH to be the best at what we do. His wife Sandie and his two boys Drew and Jake continue to carry on Andy’s legacy at HRH.