Helitractor was started by Eugene Kalafatis in 2000. After getting his commercial helicopter licence in 1997, Eugene flew for a few companies on an ad hoc basis. Eugene grew up on a farm, so his roots were also in farming. In 1993 Eugene purchased a farm and started planting sugar cane. This in turn needed to be sprayed aerially, and this is where the concept of “helicopter ag flying” was born!