Mountain Ridge Helicopters in Logan, Utah announced Friday the school has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer FAR Part 141 Certified Pilot Training. The helicopter school offers private, commercial and flight Instructor certification, all of which are now available under Part 141, a rigorous program in which a student’s instruction is regimented and structured to provide the most comprehensive training available.
According to a company press release, the school will hold a celebration on May 21st in conjunction with National Learn to Fly Day at their location at Logan/ Cache Airport in Logan, Utah. Introductory flights will be available for $59 and hands-on demonstrations will be offered to give attendees a “real world” feel of being a helicopter pilot. The school also will supply lunch to visitors.
According to the company website, “Mountain Ridge Helicopters was purchased in August of 2005 by Vaughn and Jean Carlston. The Carlstons have been business entrepreneurs for over 20 years in the Salt Lake Valley and are aviation enthusiasts. Vaughn built his first helicopter over 10 years ago. Purchasing the school became a way for the Carlstons to combine their business savvy with their passion for helicopters. They compiled a staff of professional aviators who have an ingrained desire to teach, innovative administrators who are financially knowledgeable and hands on in order to aid in the production of incredible pilots and a memorable flight instruction experience.”
Mountain Ridge Helicopters is also an authorized Robinson Service Center and a CATS testing facility.