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, Operations Manager, Class 1 Instructor, Pilot Examiner,
Approved Check Pilot
has been flying helicopters since 1980, and holds both Canadian and FAA
licenses. His 35 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, Pilot Examiner, Approved Check
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 Nadon -
Class 1 Instructor, Assistant Chief Pilot
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
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.
is technically retired, however he enjoys flying so much that he often comes in
to fly with our students. Having Richard
available to us on a part time basis is a great asset to our school. His experience and passion for flying is
Nadia Bosman -
Class 1 Instructor, IFR Instructor
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
Andrea Gill - Class
MVH Graduate! Andrea completed her
Helicopter flight training in 2013.
Prior to helicopter training Andrea earned her Fixed-Wing Private Pilot
Licence at Sault College in Ontario.
Andrea’s aviation college background has been a great asset to our
ground school program. Andrea joins
Curtis as one of our in house mountain pilots and enjoys doing mountain tours
in addition to flight training.
Alex Bahlsen -
Class 4 Instructor, IFR Instructor
caught the flying bug in 1972 hang-gliding. In the 1980's he accumulated
extensive hang- and paragliding experience and teaching while working on his
PhD in mechanical engineering at the U of C. He became a fixed wing pilot in
1987, operated his own flying school until 1999 and started helicopter flying
in 1998. With a fixed wing ATPL and helicopter CPL, night and instrument, he
joined MVH in 2015 to help teaching and offer initial, recurrent and advanced
training for IFR candidates.