Recent Achivements

Our Newest Pilots:

Alex Kriewall
June 1st, 2010
Certified Helicopter Flight Instrument Instructor

Patrick McKernan
May 24th, 2011
First Helicopter Solo at 20 hours
CFI: Alex Kriewall

Chris DeVicariis
May 7th, 2011
Certified Flight Instructor
CFI: Michael Everhart

Vinny Contarino
March 30th, 2011
Helicopter Private Pilot
CFI: Michael Everhart

A big congratulations to Vincent Contarino!! Wow..Vinny took his first flight 28 years ago at Watson Helicopters at Whiteman. After all this time he came back and got his Private pilots license! Great job Vinny!

Chris Devicariis
March 29th, 2011
Helicopter Private Pilot
CFI: Alex Kriewall

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Devicariis on passing his commercial rotorcraft checkride. Chris came to Elite after taking a 15 year break to continue his passion for flying and to obtain a commercial pilots license. Chris has another goal now of taking it one step further and becoming a certified flight instructor. We look forward to continue flying with Chris as he works on becoming a CFI.

Gabriel Cioffi
March 4th, 2011
Helicopter Private Pilot
CFI: Camille Pradel

Kim Baldwin
Octover 20th, 2010
Helicopter Private Pilot
CFI: Michael Everhart

Well a huge congratulations to Kim Baldwin, another graduate here at Elite Helicopter Tours. Kim is one of our first female students to graduate to a full private pilot’s certificate. Kim learned about how important it is to get the right amount of attention and training by transferring to Elite. You see, she didn’t start her training at Elite Helicopter Tours but rather she started at another flight school nearly 35 miles away. Due to instructor incompatibility and other related problems she decided to find a new school and Chief CFI Michael Everhart at Elite Helicopter Tours was there to welcome her and make sure she became a proficient pilot before taking her check-ride. Its always amazing to see woman join the ranks of the Elite few to become a pilot, especially a helicopter pilot. While training to become a pilot, Kim had to balance the rest of her life which includes a full time job and raising her 16 month old son named Anders. We are very proud of her dedication and enthusiasm for flying. Kim is not planning on just stopping at a private rotor pilots rating but plans on immediately working on her IFR rating and continuing through commercial and CFII. Way to go Kim, congratulations once again.