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...
"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...
"I started my training almost two years ago with Utah Helicopter. Thanks to their dedicated instructors and flexible scheduling I was able to finish the Career Pilot Program and become a Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII). Utah Helicopter gave me the opportunity to follow my dream of flying helicopters."
-Blaine Jemmett, CFII
Base Manager -- Idaho Falls, ID locationRead more
“Utah Helicopter took me from knowing nothing about aviation--except that I wanted to fly helicopters--to giving me the knowledge and skills to be successful in the aviation industry. After looking into several other schools, I checked out Utah Helicopter one time and knew this was the best option.”
Kade Gourley - Tour PilotRead more
Papillon Helicopters-Commercial Helicopter Pilot
When our son graduated high school he did not want to go to college, he wanted to fly helicopters. We met a guy from our hometown who recently got his training and private pilot license from Utah Helicopter. He could not stop talking about what a top notch school this was. At first we were apprehensive about sending him 17 hours from home to a place where he didn’t know anybody. So we flew to SLC to check it out. As soon as we met the crew we knew immediately this was where we wanted him to be. The instructors and office staff are young professionals who know their stuff. The curriculum is straight forward and structured with a high emphasis on safety which raised our comfort level as parents. They took him right in and made him part of their “family”. Todd recently received his private pilot license and is going back in the Fall to work on his commercial certification. Thanks to all at Utah Helicopter!Read more
Angie and Rick Harmon - Parents from Oklahoma