Les Lebenon

For Les, his first flying experience started in 1978 when his father Les Lebenon Snr took flying lessons and bought his first aircraft after 1 hour of training. Les was eight and sat next to his father and flew the aircraft with him. He knew then that aviation was in his blood, built radio control planes and was schooled by the best, the Howes family. Thanks to his father, he began helicopter training at 15 and received his helicopter license at 17, the youngest helicopter pilot in South Africa. He used to fly to school before he had a driver’s license. His fixed-wing license was obtained when in the air force and at that time not many pilots had both fixed-wing and rotor-wing experience.

His father stressed to Les that aircraft were dollar-based assets and that he could never go wrong with buying and selling aircraft. Since 1997, he has bought and sold more than 400 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft and strives to be the best, giving his customers the best value and satisfaction for their investment. Marshall Eagle’s customer base is not a once-off buy or sell, but a comeback to upgrade to their essential needs.

Michelle Pretorius

Michelle makes sure that Marshall Eagle Aviation runs like ”clockwork”, Michelle started her aviation career in Helicopter Maintenance, knowing the ins and outs of a Helicopter. Michelle is one of the founding members of Marshall Eagle Aviation, and today is an integral part of Marshall Eagle Aviation. Michelle is the voice of our Company who calls and chats to all the owners, buyers, and sellers of aviation, so if you feel like discussing your Aircraft or Helicopter, Michelle not only understands your needs but is capable of fulfilling them with a smile. Please feel free to call her 24/7 if you wish to Sell/Buy or Upgrade your Aviation Assets!