Our Team

Melvin Lagersson

Melvin worked at Capital Helicopters for 9 years before his natural ambition and drive saw him purchase the company in the spring of 2020. He is an accomplished pilot and has spent virtually all of his career flying and working in Yukon's mountainous terrain. Melvin is focused on building a strong local company that places an emphasis on customer service and safety.

Delmar Washington

One of Yukon's most accomplished pilots, Delmar was the longtime sole owner of Capital Helicopters prior to selling the company to Melvin Lagersson in the spring of 2020. To many longstanding clients, Delmar was the heart and soul of the company for many years and remains involved with Capital in an advisory capacity. Delmar was born and raised in Yukon and is a member of Champagne Aishihik First Nation.

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm began his career with Capital Helicopters in 2017, and quickly proved himself to be indispensable throughout the course of day-to-day company operations. Malcolm is skilled at navigating the flight logistics necessitated by Yukon's demanding terrain.

Laura Vinnedge
Admin & Operations

When you call Capital Helicopters, Laura will generally be the friendly voice on the other end of the line. With a working background in mineral exploration and logistics, she is well-placed to answer any questions you may have with respect to planning your next flight. Her happy dogs are always present in the office to greet our clients.

Kevin Beamish
Director of Maintenance

Kevin joined the Capital team in the fall of 2021. He quickly found his footing here at Capital and is at the helm of our AMO. Kevin was raised in an aviation family with helicopters never too far away, bringing us generations of aviation experience with a youthful passion for excellence. He has an endless drive for recreational sports in the mountains with his german shepherd, Loki, always at his side.

Samantha Whitt
AMO Admin & Technical Records

Sam joins us with over a decade of aviation operations and logistics experience. You can find Sam at our maintenance hangar getting technical and providing seamless administration to our AMO. She spends her free time adventuring with her family and her two dogs.

Erik Polzin
Chief Pilot

Erik brings vast amounts of knowledge with 19 years of flight experience, half of which took place in the Arctic. Erik also holds his AME license and brings over 14 years of engineering experience on several aircraft types, you can be sure you are in good hands on your next flight with Erik. In his spare time Erik enjoys travelling, camping and canoeing.

Kim Flament

Kim has spent the past 14 years flying in The Yukon, Quebec and on The West Coast. Kim has a vast network of aviation experience from mining support and fire fighting, to being a specialized instructor in mountain flying and other advanced techniques with language fluency in French, English and Spanish. You can also find Kim behind a camera, capturing amazing scenes and moments.

Bryan Johnson

With several years of dynamic aviation experience, Bryan has been an asset to the Capital team. When he is isn't flying, you can find him adding to the seamlessness of our operations, and is Capital's tour specialist, regularly going above and beyond to ensure that visitors leave having experienced the flight of a lifetime.

Scott Smith

With 15 years of flight experience and a love for the great outdoors, Scott has been an exceptional part of the Capital team for the past 8 years. In his free time, Scott enjoys hunting, snowmobiling and adventuring with his wife and two kids.

Adam Fox

Adam has been flying in the Yukon for the past 5 years on various types of aircraft and accompanies his flying talents with a knack for mechanics. If he isn't flying or wrenching, you'll find him enjoying the outdoors to its full potential or reading a novel of historical accounts.

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