Flight Instruction

For those pilots that already have a Private or Commercial rating in rotorcraft, we offer Advanced Mountain Training with John Witte, our Chief Pilot. John has over 9,000 hours of experience, with most of these hours flown above 6,000 ft MSL. We fly out of Bob Adams Airport in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, which has a base elevation of 6,882 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.  


Zephyr Helicopter also offers Turbine Helicopter Transition training in the Bell 206L-3 for rated pilots. Please contact us for more information.

Colorado helicopter instruction
Colorado mountain helicopter training