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
“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
I’ve always wanted to fly for a living. While growing up my dad had an airplane. I think that’s where it all started. After I got married and worked several different jobs, I found that I liked being outside and operating equipment. Helicopters seemed to fit both. My wife and parents gave me a demo flight at a school in Provo, UT and that sealed the deal! I knew that that was what I wanted to do. My dad always said, “Find a job you will enjoy and it won’t be a job…if you know what I mean.” Read more
I got my private license in Saint George, UT with a different flight school. After getting my license I was short on money to continue and could not get a student loan to continue. I found I could get a loan if I had collateral so I bought a Cessna 152. As I was flying around the Sanpete Valley I heard a helicopter coming in to land so I made a radio call and asked which school they were from. The instructor came back on and told me all about this new school that opened in Spanish Fork, UT. A few...
"My experience with Utah Helicopter Academy was nothing but positive! I had received my Private, Instrument and Commercial ratings at another school in the area and went to UTH to obtain my Flight Instructor and Instrument Flight Instructor ratings. I was very impressed with Utah Helicopter and wish I would have started my flight training with them from the beginning. If you're looking at different schools in the area to get your training do not look any further! Utah Helicopter is a great school and they won't send you all over the country to get your training and take your check rides."
-Rachel Teater, UTH GraduateRead more
"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