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. In addition, our instructors participation in operational flying with other companies develops and maintains MVH’s relationships and reputation in the industry. This model has proven to be very valuable to us, giving our graduates a unique advantage for finding employment in their new careers.
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. Ground school is a very important component of helicopter flight training. Quality instruction is essential and lays the foundation for a positive learning experience.
Paul Bergeron – President, Operations Manager, Class 1 Instructor, Pilot Examiner, Approved Check Pilot
Paul 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, Chief Pilot, Class 1 Instructor, Pilot Examiner, 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 Nadon – Class 1 Instructor, Assistant Chief Pilot
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
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.
Richard 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 exceptional.
Nadia Bosman – Class 1 Instructor, IFR 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.
Andrea Gill – Class 2 Instructor
Another 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
Alex 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.
Sandra Eisel – Class 3 Instructor
Sandra joined the MVH Team in January of 2016. Before starting her aviation career Sandra competed her Master’s Degree in Sports, Exercise Science and Kinesiology in her home country of Germany. In addition to her Canadian ATPL(H) with Group 4 Instrument Rating, Class 3 Instructor Rating and Night Rating, Sandra holds a FAA (CFI, CFII), CAA and Caribbean Licence. Sandra rounds out our instructing team with Medevac, IFR and Muliti-Crew experience.