The man charged with the murder of Warwickshire hunt supporter Trevor Morse is 54-year-old anti-hunt campaigner Bryan Griffiths of Bedworth.
He appeared before Nuneaton magistrates on Thursday accused of killing Mr Morse at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford on March 9.
Mr Morse, 48, from Alderminster, Warwickshire, was struck by a gyrocopter - a small, privately owned helicopter - at around 3pm.
He suffered serious head injuries from a rear propeller and died almost "immediately" the court heard.
The collision was caught on video camera by an eye witness.
Mr Griffiths, a heating technician, is a member of an animal rights campaign and has worked as a volunteer hunt monitor, liasing with police.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Warwick Crown Court on March 23.
Another man was arrested after the incident and was later released on bail pending further inquiries.