Seacoast Helicopters CEOBruce Cultrera

President – CEO


Bruce has founded 3 successful businesses. He is an instrument rated pilot and has been flying for over 35 years. As President and CEO of Seacoast Helicopters, Bruce will guide the day-to-day operations, provide the strategic vision and provide the leadership to help the company grow and expand capabilities.



                                              Karen Cultrera

                                                      VP  Marketing & Strategy


Karen has been a leader in marketing and strategic development for over 30 years. As Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Karen will implement the tools and methods to enable Seacoast Helicopters to grow and become a leader in Pease International Airport aviation operations. Karen’s vision of the future state and ability to bridge between the present state and the future state will provide the modest but consistent growth that ensures success.

DSC_2415Matt Hall
 Vice President of Operations
 Matt is an FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII).  He is also a graduate of the US Army Instructor Pilot Course, Instrument Examiner Course, and High Altitude Mountain Qualification Course.  While the bulk of his total time is in the UH-1 “Huey” helicopter, Matt enjoys the responsiveness and reliability of our Robinson helicopters.  Matt’s focus in teaching is to develop sound decision making in all aspects of flying and to have fun on every flight.



 Eric SCHEric Hanel

Flight Instructor
Eric is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor as well as an FAA Airframe and Power plant mechanic. He served for five years in the United States Marine Corp as a V-22 Osprey Crew Chief/mechanic with a deployment to the Middle East.  After receiving an Honorable Discharge, Eric continued in the aviation field by becoming a Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor.  With a passion for flight, he brings confident and competent piloting skills to pass on to the following generation of helicopter pilots.


julianna-schopperJulianna Schopper

Flight Instructor

Julie was born and raised in New England.  She came to us as a student working on her private pilot’s license.  Now, she is an FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII) and valued member of our team.  Her enthusiasm for flying is evident in her eagerness to pass on her training and education to future pilots.


eli-schEli Gosselin

Flight Instructor

Eli spent four years in the Air Force as an avionics technician on the AC-130 gunship, during which time he deployed twice to Afghanistan, which is where his passion for helicopters started to take root.  After the Air Force, he moved directly to Oregon to begin his career as a helicopter pilot.  Being born and raised in Vermont, he is extremely excited to be back and flying in the beautiful Northeast as well as taking advantage of all the good snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking this area has to offer.  Above all else, he looks forward to helping people make their flying dreams come true, whatever they may be!

   Aaron Norton

     Flight Instructor

 Aaron moved to the Seacoast, along with his wife and son, from Oregon.  While living in the Pacific North West attending college, Aaron realized that he had a passion for aviation and he wanted to make it his career.  With the help and support of his family, Aaron realized his dream, graduating with an AAS in aviation and CFII (Certified Flight Instrument Instructor).  Although it was a long move, Aaron feels right at home enjoying the beautiful flying and mountain bike riding that New England has to offer.  He is looking forward to teaching others and sharing how to safely enjoy the dream of flight.


john-gormanJohn Gorman

Flight Instructor

John has been flying for over 35 years in helicopters and both single and multi-engine fixed wing aircraft.  He has served in roles such as charter pilot, instructor pilot and Flight Operations Manager.  John presently heads up Seacoast Helicopters’ fixed-wing instruction program, providing primary, advanced and instrument training in our Cessna airplanes.  John’s students enjoy his calm and professional demeanor, his ability to connect with students of all ages and ability levels, his dependability and his availability every day of the week.



Corbin Smith

Flight Instructor
Corbin began flying at an early age with a J-3 cub and Cessna 172.  He soloed on his 16th birthday, flying a plane alone before being allowed to drive a car.  In August of 2001, he received his Private Pilot’s License.
Corbin graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering in 2002 and began his own recording studio in Boston.  Four years later, he joined the Air Force Band of Liberty to be a Live Sound Engineer.  Less than four years after that, Corbin realized he missed flying greatly and worked hard for his instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, CFI, CFII and ATP. Corbin currently is a fixed wing instructor for Seacoast Helicopters.