Mike Becker, our Chief Instructor and co-founder of the company with wife Jan, has been flying helicopters since he was 19 years old and now has some 20 years of experience. He has traveled extensively with his career as a helicopter pilot and has had many wonderful experiences and adventures. Now Mike believes it is time to give something back.
World wide we are seeing an increase in demand for experienced helicopter pilots. Since the Vietnam War there has not been a period when helicopter pilots have been trained en mass (60,000 helicopter pilots trained by the US armed forces for Vietnam) and many of these pilots are reaching retirement age and the younger ones are getting a start. The future looks good.
Like anything though it still takes hard work and persistence, and even though we can train a pilot in 6 months it still takes 2-5 years of doing the ground work, building experience, making yourself known, along with a good attitude and work ethic that will see a young pilot succeeding. Hopefully if they train with us we can nurture some of this.
To this end we offer a two day Cadet program so that those students that may have an interest in learning to fly helicopters can experience some of this to see if it is really for them, and at a reasonable cost.
The student will get 1.5 hours of actual helicopter flying time as well as some classroom work, study material to keep and of course he/she gets to mix with other enthusiastic students and pilots.
Bookings are limited as we can handle no more than 10 students per course.
If you have suggestions or alternative ideas we are always open, just talk to us.
We hope this is the beginning of something new and exciting for your school to consider.