Our Staff

Founded by owner Brenton Hanson in 1982, Broome Aviation is the longest established aviation company in Broome.

Our team of highly trained & motivated pilots, administration & operations staff pride themselves on operating at the highest of safety standards at all times.

With over 35 years’ experience under his belt, Brent has built this company to the success it is today. 

All of our staff are committed to passenger safety and comfort. We are proud of our reputation for delivering outstanding customer service on the ground and in the air.

Our team draws from a broad range of experience allowing us to deliver the right aviation solutions for all our clients.

Key Staff Members

Brenton Hanson - Managing Director

Brent Hanson is a Broome pioneer.  Brent has more than 35 years’ experience in the aviation industry, as a pilot and also as owner & founder of the company. Brent moved to Broome in 1979 to work with Customs and saw that there was a gap in the market. He set himself up in business as a single pilot with just one aircraft flying around the Kimberley. Brent’s vision was to provide efficient and reliable charter services and an in-depth range of scenic tours not previously available in Broome.

Brent is proud that after 35 years in business Broome Aviation has a fleet of 10 aircraft, numerous dedicated staff, and two company bases, making Broome Aviation a resourceful and accessible operator in the Northwest of Western Australia.

Kym Gould - Financial Controller

An employee of Broome Aviation since 2003 and a resident of the Kimberley for 14 years, Kym has a wealth of experience in the financial field. Prior to joining us, Kym had not only held the position of Payroll Administrator for a large mining company which operated over three states and had a considerable number of employees, she had also spent seven years in the banking industry and another four in hospitality.

Michael Kohn- Chief Pilot

Michael has been in the aviation industry for almost 30 years, 22 years of which he was Chief Pilot of his own Charter company in South Australia. Joining Broome Aviation in 2017, Michael has brought his wealth of knowledge and experience into the check and training program and further enhanced the safety standards of Broome Aviation. His key accountabilities include CASA liaison and direction in relation to the company Operations Manual, regulatory compliance, development of company Standard Operating Procedures and setting and maintaining the standards of flight crews.

Nicholas Smith - Senior Base Pilot & Safety Officer

Nick is the Senior Base Pilot at Broome Aviation. He is a delegate to Michael and is involved in day to day liaison with the Line Pilots. Nick's major areas of accountability include ensuring individual check and training records and maintained, ensuring all flight crews are trained and certified competent and he is also involved in the selection and recruitment of flight crew.

He is also in charge of all safety and quality assurance of Broome Aviation. Nick is here to promote occupational health and safety within the organisation and develop safer and healthier ways of working. He prides himself on carrying out Broome Aviation’s reputation of being one of the safest aviation companies in Australia.