Touchstone Helicopters Welcomes Pam Landis


Touchstone Helicopters was opened in 2004 with two R22s for lease and has since grown to be one of the largest helicopter leasing companies specializing in Robinson helicopters. Touchstone is owned and operated by John Ward Nielsen. John’s experience as a helicopter pilot since 1987 in charter, ENG, aerial production, and as a flight school owner showed him the challenges that helicopter operators face and lead him to make the decision to provide leased Robinson helicopters to flight schools, private pilots, and business users.

Over the last twelve years the Touchstone fleet has grown to 40 Robinson helicopters including 15 R44s. Today John would like to welcome Pam Landis as his leasing coordinator. Pam has over 20 years of experience in the helicopter world and started her career as a flight instructor. She later became an owner of a successful helicopter flight school in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and VP and Chief Pilot of another Flight School in West Palm Beach, Fl ” The quality of aircraft that I leased from Touchstone Helicopters for my flight schools over the years, is the reason I was so excited to join the team. John’s vision for providing his customers with exceptional aircraft and service was my incentive to bring my knowledge and skills to Touchstone” said Landis.

Pam has in excess of 7,500 flight hours, the majority of which are in Robinson helicopters and her experience as a Lessee and helicopter operator gives her an understanding of all aspects of leasing, maintenance, and flight school operations, making her a perfect fit for Touchstone. She can use her extensive experience to give advice and guidance to Touchstone customers. “Touchstone is all about customer service, by providing our customers with excellent aircraft, adding flexibility to their operations, and helping them increase their bottom line” said Nielsen. “Pam will add another level of customer attention that will help our new and existing customers grow and prosper”.

John Nielsen will continue to operate in California and Pam Landis will operate from Florida to make sure all clients are well looked after. So please welcome Pam Landis to Touchstone Helicopters. With her excellent reputation and extensive list of contacts in the industry we’re sure she’ll be a great asset to Touchstone. You can reach her at Pam Landis is a proud member of HAI, Whirly Girls, HAI Training Committee. She was the previous recipient of the Flight Training Excellence Award by AOPA and Mark Baker. ####