Demand for helicopter pilots will soar in the coming years

By Kyle Garrett,
Firefighting helicopter preparing for drop

Enchantment Helicopters owner Doug Christian believes the need for helicopter pilots will rise during the comingĀ  years because approximately 60,000 Vietnam War era pilots currently flying are expected to retire. In an October 7, 2009 article in the Farmington New Mexico Daily Times, Christian is quoted as saying “There’s quite a demand, especially here in the future.” Enchantment Helicopters operates flight training operations in Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ and operates both the Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters.

According to the article, future helicopter pilots can expect to find work in many different categories including emergency medical services, traffic news bureaus, border patrol, construction companies and law enforcement agencies.

Information on how to become a helicopter pilot, and where to find helicopter schools can be obtained at

Source: Jeff Golden, Farmington New Mexico Daily Times, October 7, 2009

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3 Responses to “Demand for helicopter pilots will soar in the coming years”

  1. Pizarro says:

    Can anyone point me were I can get a $$ Grand $$ for a Helicopter School.

  2. kyle says:

    Check out our blog post on resources for finding money for flight training:

  3. I never thought about the retirees. It is similar to what happened with the welding and similar trades. We at would definitely welcome new students and be able to complete their helicopter flight training.