Utah School Invites Students to Explore Careers in Helicopter Aviation

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ULA’s Open House will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, May 28th, 2011

Upper Limit Aviation (ULA), one of four accredited flight schools in the nation, recently announced that it will hold an Aviation Career Day on Saturday, May 28th, exclusively for local High School, Jr. High and Middle School students interested in aviation careers.  Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with flight instructors and student pilots, watch videos, and even take the controls of a helicopter on introductory flights.

“We find that many young adults are very enthusiastic about helicopters,” says Lois Reid, school director, “and are surprised by the numerous career paths available to them.”

Helicopters play an essential and unique role in fields such as search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services (EMS), military, law enforcement, oil & gas exploration, tourism, film/TV, firefighting, agriculture, utility, scientific survey and electronic news gathering (ENG).

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has donated a large number of videos, literature and gifts to be given to attendees.  Food, tours and giveaways will be provided throughout the day.

The Open House will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

ULA is uniquely partnered with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), the 2nd largest community college in the country, to offer students a Professional Pilot program. The Veterans Administration (VA) approved courses in the Professional Pilot Program allow Military veterans the opportunity to use their education benefits towards a college degree which includes all their FAA pilot certificates and ratings. Students can choose an Associate of Science degree or a Commercial Certificate of Completion. ULA is further recognized as a “Patriot Partner” by the State of Utah, for the large number of veterans they hire as flight instructors from among their graduating students.

As a Part 141 / Part 61 flight school, Upper Limit operates out of Salt Lake International Airport’s Class B (Bravo) airspace, and in turn affords students practical experience with air traffic control in busy, highly regulated space. ULA’s flight training program introduces students to flying at high-density altitudes (above 5,000 ft), mountainous terrain and the wind and weather conditions associated with it. In addition to training for flight ratings from Private Pilot through Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII), special courses such as External Load, Mountain Flying, and Turbine Transition are also available.

The Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has recognized ULA as a School of Distinction, demonstrating that ULA displays “a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs” said Michael McComis, ACCSC Executive Director.

Learn more about Upper Limit Aviation’s helicopter training programs


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