Nicole Battjes becomes Chair of Helicopter Association International’s Board of Directors.
JUL • 2023
As the new chair, Nicole Battjes will lead the board through a pivotal point in HAI’s history.
Rainbow Helicopters is thrilled to announce that CEO / Owner Nicole Battjes has begun a one year term as chair of Chair of Helicopter Association International Board of Directors. Taking the top position as HAI’s 2023-2024 Chair, Nicole will lead the board through a pivotal point in the association’s history.
As the new HAI chair, Nicole will focus on strategic initiatives and rebranding, expanding the association’s mission to encompass a bigger, bolder vision of vertical aviation that includes all vertical aviation operations. Read more about Nicole Battjes’s new role at Helicopter Association International and her experience building Rainbow Helicopters from the ground up in the June 2023 cover story of ROTOR magazine. There is a .pdf of the issue available here.
Nicole Battjes is the CEO, director of operations, check pilot, and flight instructor at Rainbow Helicopters, an air tour operation she founded in Honolulu, Hawaii. Based at Honolulu International Airport (PHNL), Rainbow Helicopters offers spectacular aerial tours of the island of Oahu, as well as private charters, photography and videography flights, and flight instruction. Its 12 pilots fly up to 32 flights a day, 365 days a year, flying more than 7,500 flights annually in a fleet of two Airbus AStars and six Robinson R44s.