About Us

KAS Helicopters story began in Derby in 2007, when respected businessmen and passionate commercial helicopter pilots Dave Preedy and Adrian Crook partnered together to offer a specialist helicopter charter and scenic flights in Broome, Derby and many remote areas in the Kimberley region of WA.

Their ambition to offer a specialist service which surpassed all expectations for quality, safety and added value saw KAS Helicopters quickly become the Kimberley helicopter company of choice by the resources and tourism industry.

Dave Preedy has proudly been a Derby local for over 25 years, meaning there’s not much he doesn’t know about the Kimberley. He has a strong track record in local business ownership in Derby and presently owns Kimberley Car Hire.

Adrian Crook is the founder of a successful transport and logistics company which has serviced Derby from Perth for nearly two decades. This company continues to go from strength to strength, and was sold to an ASX-listed company in Jan 2010. An astute businessman with an acute knowledge of Derby, Adrian is a graduate of the Curtin Business School and is a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport and director of Transconsult.

Certainly, both Dave and Adrian are no strangers to business in the Kimberley, and are highly aware of the unique demands and services that customers require in this remote region of Australia’s outback. In particular, both partners also possess many years of experience providing high end value professional services to multiple industries, especially oil & gas, mining & exploration.

Importantly, Dave and Adrian are both well known and respected throughout the Kimberley region and relish the opportunity to extend their vast knowledge, relationships and contacts through KAS Helicopters.

Our Fleet

2 x Robinson R44 Raven I

Robinson R44 Clipper II

Bell 206L-3 Long Ranger