We offer advanced mountain helicopter flight instruction for those pilots that are already rated in rotorcraft. At Zephyr, we've got over 8,000 hours of experience, with most of these hours flown above 6,000 ft MSL. Flying helicopters in the Rocky Mountains is challenging and rewarding, and the right equipment makes all the difference. John Witte, our Chief Pilot, flies Bell and Enstrom aircraft and is a Commercial Flight Instructor who is also rated as an Enstrom Factory Check Pilot.
Witte offers high altitude helicopter training for Private and Commercially rated pilots. We fly out of Bob Adams Airport in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, which has a base elevation of 6,878 ft, and train in the surrounding areas. There are many helicopter flight schools based on the Front Range of Colorado that advertise mountain helicopter instruction. But make no mistake...the only way to learn how to fly in the mountains is to train in the mountains. Our Rocky Mountain training grounds give the helicopter pilot real-world experience, dealing with weather, terrain, and critical decision making. A mountain helicopter pilot absolutely must have training in this kind of environment, and the right instructor makes all the difference. John Witte is a seasoned aviator with the skills and experience to train helicopter pilots serious about being proficient in the mountain environment.
We are currently in the process of putting together a Helicopter Mountain Course for experienced pilots who want to become proficient in exactly these kinds of conditions. Turbine helicopter transition training is also available. Please contact us for more information.