I don’t even know where to start. Utah helicopter has been invaluable in my progress as a pilot and getting my career as a helicopter pilot off and rolling. When a colleague of mine was working on his fixed wing ratings it got me to thinking and stewing over doing that myself. That night I got online and filled out some random helicopter flight schools info page and a few days later Utah Helicopter called me back and the rest is history. I worked way more than full time while going through Utah Helicopters career program. Without the one on one instructor flexibility I’m confident I wouldn’t have been able to do what I have done and in the time that I did it in. My wife, family, and I are all grateful for the knowledgeable and personable instructors, office staff and owners of Utah Helicopter. I felt part of the “family” from the very first day I walked into the office. Now that I am instructing with Utah Helicopter I love the just culture that allows us to feel safe and comfortable. I do not “work” for a living anymore. I am very fortunate to absolutely love what I...Read more
My name is Robert Dennis and I am a Flight Instructor at Utah Helicopter in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I have wanted to fly ever since I was old enough to walk. Over the years many people told me that I wouldn't be able to be a pilot due to all sorts of uneducated reasons. After spending about 18 years driving over the road trucks and working construction, I decided it was time to talk to people that were actually making a living in the aviation industry. What I found was a lot of people that loved their jobs. After looking into many different flight schools and making a visit to an Aviation Medical Examiner to get my Student Pilot Certificate, I started flight training at Utah Helicopter here in Idaho Falls. I made it through the program and was quickly hired on as an instructor here. Now, I am one of those people that love coming to work. The potential in the industry has me very excited about the future. The schooling is a big investment, but when you look at the pay scale and the jobs that are available in the helicopter industry, it can easily be recovered. If...Read more
I finished high school and like most people I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I tried college but never really excelled in school. I just kind of scraped by doing what I needed to pass. I think a lot of the reason was because to me, school was boring. I was never motivated to put much more effort than needed. It wasn’t until my brother told me about the exciting career as a helicopter pilot that my interest was sparked...so, I checked it out. After the Demo Flight with my instructor, Cory, I knew there wasn’t anything in the world I would rather do! My instructor at Utah Helicopter tailored his lessons around me and filled class time with facts and stories from him and other pilots. He accepted nothing but the best out of each flight and ground session and truly was “setting the standard for quality and performance one pilot at a time.Read more
At Utah Helicopter the owners and instructors want to see you succeed and will do all that they can to make sure this happens. Without this company’s love and dedication to the industry and its students I know I wouldn’t be where I...
"I'm buying/building a Mosquito XE3 kit helicopter and completed my first 10 hours of training (a kit requirement) at Utah Helicopter, which was the most intense and thrilling experience of my entire life! The instructors were very insightful and customized parts of my training with the kit in mind. I'm hoping to finish my private rating and Mosquito by this fall and can hardly wait to fly again with the folks at UTH!"
Dan Flower - Mosquito XE3 kit owner, working on Private Pilot rating with UTHRead more
"Utah helicopter has given me the opportunity to make a living while never really having to work. I have always enjoyed looking into aviation but with Utah Helicopter’s help I was able to make my dream become a career. I was walked through possibilities for my financing to make school a reality. I always knew what I was signing up for and it was always made known what would be expected of me. Utah Helicopter always had an honest and straight forward attitude toward me in both school and billing. I feel like I would not have received as much one-on-one help at any another school. Read more
As far as a career as a Helicopter Pilot, I am extremely excited! Not only do I have the ability to accomplish my financial goals, I also have the tools to accomplish many many other goals as well. I enjoy not being cooped up in an office all day and take great pride in watching my students learn and grow and become better pilots while attaining their own dreams. As a pilot, I will get to travel the world if I want or have a job that puts me home every night whether...