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fly-helicopters-hth-aboutJessica Ward, CFII – Owner & Chief Pilot

Jessica is a NC native and has lived in the Cape Fear Region for 15 years. After graduating from UNC – Wilmington, her lifelong passion for helicopters and travel led her to train in Oregon and California with Jerry Trimble Helicopters. Jessica has flown helicopters all across the U.S. and the Caribbean. In 2013, she created HTH to train helicopter pilots and share her passion with others. She also holds a commercial instrument rating in multi-engine airplanes. When she is not flying, Jessica enjoys spending time on the water.



Danal Jimenez – Tour Pilot

Danal is from Lake Dallas, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army right after high school and is still serving as a medic, but he always wanted to be a pilot. While still on active duty he attended flight school here at High Tide Helicopters and broke the student record by passing his private pilot check ride with only 41 flight hours. He is dual rated now, flying both airplanes and helicopters. When Danal is not flying, he loves playing guitar and studying medicine.




Tyler Dawson, CFII – Flight Instructor & Tour Pilot 

Tyler is from Galion, Ohio and attended Ohio State University for Aviation Management whilst working as an Aerospace Ground Equipment maintainer for the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, OH.  He always wanted to learn to fly so after college he began his flight training at Northeast Helicopters in Connecticut where he earned his private pilot rating.  He then completed the rest of his ratings through CFII at Seacoast Helicopters in New Hampshire. When Tyler is not flying he loves playing any sport and working out.