Mountain View Helicopters - Our Instructors
Our instructors enjoy a balance between flight and ground instruction in the fall and winter months coupled with acquiring current operational experience during the busy spring and summer months. This provides our students with instructors who are enthusiastically committed to providing training that is relevant in an ever-changing industry. When our instructors share their experiences in commercial operations through anecdotes and real-life scenarios, it helps our students to see a practical application to the lessons they receive.
Mountain View Helicopters uses highly qualified Canadian-trained instructors with extensive operational experience for our ground school program. Our proven curriculum gives students the preparation required to write the Transport Canada CHP exam with confidence. This includes full coverage of helicopter related topics as well as several practice exams.
Mountain View Helicopters operates an in-house Aircraft Maintenance Organization and is the only accredited Robinson Helicopter Service Centre at the Springbank Airport. Students benefit from direct visual aids to answer their questions regarding Airframes and Engines, and avionics from our knowledgeable maintenance staff.
Paul Bergeron - President, Chief Pilot, Class 1 Instructor, Designated Flight Test Examiner, Designated Approved Check Pilot
Paul has been flying helicopters since 1980, and holds both Canadian and FAA licenses. His 30 years of flying experience has taken him throughout Canada, the US, and the Caribbean. Paul is well known in the helicopter industry, with several companies contacting him for recommendations when they are hiring pilots for their own needs. Paul's vast operational experience in the helicopter industry definitely adds value to the students who chose to train with Mountain View Helicopters.
Curtis Nadon - Chief Flight Instructor, Class 1 Instructor, Designated Flight Test Examiner, Designated Approved Check Pilot
As a previous graduate of our program, Curtis has been flying for many years in both the commercial and training sectors of the aviation industry. He spends the busy summer months gaining current operational experience to pass along to his students. Curtis' flying skills and dedication to high quality flight training are great assets to Mountain View's team. His upbeat attitude and tireless energy keep students motivated on the ground and in the air.
Ashleigh Prior - Class 1 Instructor
Ashleigh is another of our graduates with an infectious enthusiasm for the industry. Ashleigh's aviation career began after completing a kinesiology degree at the University of Calgary. During her years at university Ashleigh became familiar with helicopters working as a fire fighter for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources during the summer months. This experience combined with her education as a personal fitness trainer makes her a natural for flight training. She continues to acquire advanced skills each season by gaining operational experience in a variety of settings.
Richard Alzetta - Class 1 Instructor, Designated Flight Test Examiner
Richard started flying airplanes in 1960 and helicopters in 1965. He has flown commercially in the US, Alaska, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada in multiple applications, from long line construction, geological exploration in the desert and high mountains of Alaska and Asia, fire fighting, multi engine IFR offshore, oil support on shore and flight training. Richard holds French, FAA, Indonesian and Canadian Licences.
Nadia Bosman - Class 4 Instructor
Nadia is also a graduate of MVH and after spending some time flying in Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories has returned to join our instructing team. Before beginning her aviation career Nadia worked for a non-profit organization teaching and leading youth in various outdoor expeditions in the Yukon and Baffin Island as well as many locations in the Canadian Rocky's. This leadership experience combined with her operational helicopter flying knowledge make her a very effective flight instructor.