Meet the Seacoast Team

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Bruce Cultrera President CEO & Founder

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

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Karen Cultrera VP of Marketing & Strategy, Co-Founder

Karen has been a leader in marketing and strategic development for over 30 years. As Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Karen implements the tools and methods to enable Seacoast Helicopters to grow and become a leader in Pease International Airport aviation operations.

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Matt Hall Vice President of Operations

Matt manages day-to-day operations and additionally functions as the 133 Chief Pilot. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) – Helicopter as well as Flight Instructor ratings for helicopter. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Instructor Pilot Course, Instrument Examiner Course, and High Altitude Mountain Qualification Course.

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Julianna Schopper Flight Instructor

Julie was born and raised in New England before coming to us as a student working on her private pilot’s license. Now she’s an FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII), tour pilot, and 135 air taxi pilot. Her dedication to flying and her safety-first attitude have ensured her success. Her enthusiasm for flying is evident in her eagerness to pass on her training and education to future pilots.

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Aaron Norton Flight Instructor

While living in the Pacific North West attending college, Aaron realized that he had a passion for aviation. He graduated with an AAS in aviation and CFII (Certified Flight Instrument Instructor). He is currently employed as a flight instructor and tour pilot. He is extremely knowledgeable and proficient, and a valued member of the team.

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Keith Turgeon Flight Instructor

Keith is an FAA Certified Instrument Instructor (CFII).  Keith is from the Seacoast area and came to Seacoast Helicopters as a private student. He then enrolled in the Aviation Technology Program at Great Bay Community College. He loves sharing the excitement of aviation with his students, as well as potential students through the Dream Flight™ Program offered by Seacoast Helicopters.

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Kate Heidt Flight Instructor

Kate’s first job out of college was as an engineer designing cockpits at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Connecticut. She trained in our flight school and is now an FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII). A 28-year resident of the seacoast, Kate’s goal is to make flight training a positive and safe experience for her students, as well as to showcase our beautiful seacoast area.

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John 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.