Pilot Graduates

Congratulations to all of our Graduates!

52 Checkrides passed to date.

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Alexandre Freire

Instrument Rating Helicopter – 9/3/2014
CFII Dimitrios Chamizidis

Congratulations Alex – “On passing your Instrument Check Ride! Enjoy Brasil and we will see you in a month for your commercial.”

Nice glasses Alex

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Jimmy Seargeant

CFII Rotorcraft – 8/1/2014
CFII Dimitrios Chamizidis

Congratulations Jimmy – “51 and your all done, Your Hired!”

Jimmy is our third student to have completed our Professional Pilots Course, and starts work as a Professional Pilot Tuesday working for Star Helicopters!

He had his first Intro Flight June 2011, and completed his final course August 2014!

In 38 months Jimmy completed the following Helicopter Certificates & Ratings, Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI and CFII.

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Jimmy Seargeant

CFI Rotorcraft – 5/31/2014
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Jimmy- “On passing your Certified Flight Instructor Check Ride!”

“The Wonder from Down Under” is Nifty Fifty, Jimmy was our 50th Checkride Pass!

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Rafael Garcias

Instrument Rating Helicopter – 5/10/2014
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Rafael – “On passing your Instrument Check Ride!”

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Justin Ellis Johnson

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 3/30/2014
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Justin – “On passing your Private Check Ride!”

“Wind Check”, Justin completed his Private Pilot in a little over 50 hours.

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Bill Johnson

ATP Rotorcraft – 3/24/2014
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Bill – “On passing your ATP Rotorcraft Check Ride! You made it to the top!”

An ATP “Airline Transport Pilot” Certificate is the highest level of an Aircraft Pilots license.

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Jimmy Seargeant

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 3/22/2014
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Jimmy – “On passing your Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft in just 158.2 hours!”

Just two more!

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David Legeros

Instrument Rating Helicopter – 1/28/2014
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations David – “On passing your Instrument Rating Check Ride!”

David is a working Airline Pilot and now Instrument Rated in Helicopters and starting training for CFI & CFII in helicopters.

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Jimmy Seargeant

Instrument Rating Helicopter – 1/23/2014
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Jimmy – “On passing your Instrument Rating Check Ride!”

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David Legeros


Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 12/15/2013
CFII Ryan Samala

Congratulations David – “On passing your Commercial Check Ride!”

David is a working Airline Pilot and now Commercial Helicopter Pilot.

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Dimitrios Chamizidis

CFII Rotorcraft – 11/25/2013
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Dimitris – “Your Hired!”

Dimitris is our second student to have completed our Professional Pilots Course, and starts work as a Professional Pilot Tuesday working for Star Helicopters!

He had his first Intro Flight in September 2011, and completed his final course on November 2013!

In just 26 months Dimitris completed the following Helicopter Certificates & Ratings, Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI and CFII.

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Daniel Amtmann


Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-On – 10/4/2013
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Daniel – “On passing your Private Pilot Add-On Check today!”

Daniel flew into town in a Cessna 182 seven days ago from Kansas and completed his Private Pilot Add-on in just 35 hours of training with us. He’s flying back to Kansas today and then back to his home in China (Your won’t be in Kansas anymore).

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Matt Manley

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 9/28/2013
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Matt- “On passing your Private Check Ride!”

Matt completed his Private Pilot in just 36 hours of training with us.

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Carl Buehl

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-on – 9/22/2013
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Carl – “On passing your Private Check Ride today!”

Carl completed his Private Add-On in just 47 hours.

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Adolfo Dominquez

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 7/13/2013
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations Adolfo – “On passing your Commercial Check Ride!”

Adolfo is a working Commercial Pilot flying the oil rigs off of Mexico.

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David Legeros

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-on – 7/7/2013
CFII Zeus Lehel

Congratulations David – “The other woman in your life! Congratulations on your checkride pass.”

David is a professional Airline Pilot.

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Lee Jones

CFII Rotorcraft – 6/24/2013
CFII Nina Kiefer

Congratulations Lee – “On passing your CFI Check Ride!

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Zeus Lehel

CFII Rotorcraft – 4/27/2013
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Zeus – “Your Hired!”

Zeus is our first student to have completed our Professional Pilots Course, and starts work as a Professional Pilot Monday working for Star Helicopters!

He had his first Intro Flight on August, 28th 2011, and completed his final course on April, 27th 2013!

In just 20 months Zeus completed the following Helicopter Certificates & Ratings, Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI and CFII.

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Robin Leabman

CFII Rotorcraft – 4/19/2013
CFII Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Robin – “Very nice, all that is left is ATP!”

Robin is our 1st CFII Graduate.

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Zeus Lehel

CFI Rotorcraft – 4/18/2013
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Zeus – “Just one more Zeus!

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Fernando Travessoni

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 4/5/2013
CFII Ryan Samala

Congratulations Fernando – “Brasil vigia aqui vou eu!”

Our first Brazilian Commercial Pilot!

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Robin Leabman

CFI Rotorcraft – 4/5/2013
CFII Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Robin – “Happy early birthday!”

Robin is a fixed wing ATP & CFII pilot, adding another certificate to his resume.

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Adolfo Ascencio Dominguez

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 3/17/2013
CFI Art Romero

Congratulations Adolfo-“On your US Private Pilot certificate”

(Adolfo is a working helicopter pilot in Mexico with over 2700 hours. He completed his Private Certificate in with us in just 21.2 hours.)

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Zeus Lehel

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 3/16/2013
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Zeus – “Rock Star!”

Doug Tompkins, FAA DPE – “Kid flies like a Rock Star”

Commercial completed 150.4 hours.

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Dimitrios Chamizidis

Certified Flight Instructor Rotorcraft – 2/18/2013
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Dimitrios – “Our FIRST CFI Graduate!”

(Some one is looking down at you today with a big smile)

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Jesse Dixon

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 2/16/2013
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Jesse – “Excellent job Jesse!”

Jesse was our 1st Private Pilot Graduate.

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Zeus Lehel

Instrument Rating Helicopter – 2/15/2012
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Zeus – “Great job Zeus, three to go!”

Instrument rating completed in FAA minimum of 40 hours.

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Jimmy Seargeant

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 2/2/2013
CFI Art Romero

Congratulations Jimmy – “The wonder from down under!”

Private completed in 53 hours.

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Lee Jones

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 1/5/2013
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Lee – “You are a Professional Pilot”

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Dalvo Villela

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 1/5/2013
CFI Art Romero

Congratulations Dalvo – “Taking care of Business!”

Private completed in 43.2 hours.

Dalvo came to us with 51 hours and no Solo time from another flight school. He got his Private Certificate after just 21 hours of flying with us!

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Dimitrios Chamizidis

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft – 11/24/2012
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Dimitrios – “Stud – Professional Pilot”

Commercial completed at 150hrs

Our first Commercial Pilot Graduate.

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Kenneth Burd

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 11/17/2012
CFI Art Romero

Congratulations Ken – “Just something to do after surgery!”

Private completed in 43.2 hours.

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Lee Jones

Instrument Rating Helicopter – 11/13/2012
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Lee – “It’s all about preparation!”

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Dimitrios Chamizidis

Instrument Rating Helicopter – 11/11/2012
CFII Nina Keefer

Congratulations Dimitrios – Our first Instrument Graduate!

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Chuck Tuberville

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-On 10/27/2012 – 09/01/2012
CFI Art Romero

Congratulations Chuck – “Get Her Done!”

Started 10/03/12 – Completed 10/27/12 – 34.1 hours

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Daniel Lee

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 09/30/2012
CFI Ryan Samala

Congratulations Daniel –

“Gages in the green, warning lights out, plenty of fuel…”

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Erik Ruch

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-On – 09/22/2012
CFI Vince Harvey

Congratulations Erik – “Welcome to the Dark Side”

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Dominik Mazur

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 09/01/2012
CFI Ryan Samala

Congratulations Dominik – “Why is that like that?”

Try Smart Eye! (Coming next month in the app store)

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Alexandre Freire

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 06/03/2012
CFI Vince Harvey

Congratulations Alex – “Brazil… Here I come!”

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Francis Li

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 05/28/2012
CFII Ryan Samala

Congratulations Francis – “He did it for the Girls!”

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Zeus Lehel

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 05/27/2012
CFII Ryan Samala

Congratulations Zeus – “The new God of Flight”

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Dimitrios Chamizidis

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 03/27/2012
CFI Anthony Ghidossi

Congratulations Dimitrios – “It is in his blood!”

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Fernando Travessoni

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 02/12/2012
CFI Anthony Ghidossi

Congratulations Fernando – El Conquistador…”Cuando este vibre pica no hay remedio en la boca!”

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Deaglan Ryan

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-On – 01/15/2012
CFI Anthony Ghidossi

Private Pilot Rotorcraft Add-on completed in 9 Days!

Congratulations Dec – “Luck of the Irish? Nope, The Fighting Irish!” … Hard work, Good Skills and a Whole Lotta Studying!

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Steve Pluntze

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-On – 12/11/2011
CFI Mayumi Shimokawa

Congratulations Steve – “Wow, this is flying!”

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Gabriel Lau

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 12/03/2011
CFI Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Gabriel – 决心 “Determination”

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Michael Pak

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 11/12/2011
CFI Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Michael – “The Iceman Cometh!”

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Gregory Jurek

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 11/12/2011
CFI Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Greg – “Go ahead, make my day!”

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Aaron Rosenberg

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 10/31/2011
CFI Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Aaron – “The show must go on!”

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Randy Bauer

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – Add-On – 10/15/2011
CFI Vince Harvey

Congratulations Randy – “You can run from Randy…
…but you can’t hide!”

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Maranda Jacobs

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 08/13/2011
CFII Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Maranda – “Go, Girl Go!”

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Jesse Dixon

Private Pilot Rotorcraft – 08/13/2011
CFII Alex Chaunt

Congratulations Jesse – “Hoorah!”

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A Freire – Passed 1st Time 9/14 – Instrument Rotorcraft

J Seargeant – Passed – 8/14 – CFI Rotorcraft

J Seargeant (#50) – Passed 1st Time 5/14 – CFI Rotorcraft

R Garcias – Passed – 5/14 – Instrument Rotorcraft

J Johnson – Passed – 3/14 – Private Rotorcraft

B Johnson – Passed 1st Time – 3/14 – ATP Rotorcraft

J Seargeant – Passed 1st Time – 3/14 – Commercial Rotorcraft

D Legeros – Passed 1st Time – 1/14 – Instrument Rotorcraft

J Seargeant – Passed – 1/14 – Instrument Rotorcraft

D Legeros – Passed 1st Time – 12/13 – Commercial Rotorcraft

D Chamizidis – Passed 1st Time – 11/13 – CFII Rotorcraft

D Amtmann – Passed 1st Time – 10/14 – Private Add-On Rotorcraft

M Manley – Passed 1st Time – 9/13 – Private Rotorcraft

C Buehl – Passed 1st Time – 9/13 – Private Add-On Rotorcraft

A Dominguez – Passed 1st Time – 7/13 – Commercial Rotorcraft

D Legeros – Passed 1st Time – 7/13 – Private Add-On Rotorcraft

L Jones – Passed – 6/13 – CFI Rotorcraft

Z Lehel – Passed 1st Time – 4/13 – CFII Rotorcraft

R Leabman – Passed 1st Time – 4/13 – CFII Rotorcraft

Z Lehel – Passed 1st Time – 4/13 – CFI Rotorcraft

F Travessoni – Passed 1st Time – 4/13 – Commercial Rotorcraft

R Leabman – Passed 1st Time – 4/13 – CFI Rotorcraft

A Dominguez – Passed 1st Time – 3/13 – Private Rotorcraft

Z Lehel – Passed 1st Time – 3/13 – Commercial Rotorcraft

D Chamizidis – Passed – 2/13 – Certified Flight Instructor Rotorcraft

J Dixon – Passed 1st Time – 2/13 – Commercial Rotorcraft

Z Lehel – Passed 1st Time – 2/13 – Instrument Rotorcraft

J Seargeant – Passed 1st Time – 2/13 – Private Rotorcraft

L Jones – Passed 1st Time – 1/13 – Commercial Rotorcraft

D Villela – Passed 1st Time – 1/13 – Rotorcraft Private

D Chamizidis – Passed 1st Time – 11/12 – Commercial Rotorcraft

K Burd – Passed 1st Time – 11/12 – Rotorcraft Private

L Jones – Passed 1st Time – 11/12 – Instrument Helicopter

D Chamizidis – Passed 1st Time – 11/12 – Instrument Helicopter

C Tuberville – Passed 1st Time -10/12 – Rotorcraft Private – Add-On

D Lee – Passed – 09/12 – Rotorcraft Private

E Ruch – Passed 1st Time – 09/12 – Rotorcraft Private – Add-On

D Mazur – Passed 1st Time – 09/12 – Rotorcraft Private

A Freire – Passed 1st Time – 06/12 – Rotorcraft Private

F Li – Passed 1st Time – 05/12 – Rotorcraft Private

Z Lehel – Passed 1st Time – 05/12 – Rotorcraft Private

D Chamizidis – Passed 1st Time – 03/12 – Rotorcraft Private

F Travessoni – Passed 1st Time – 02/12 – Rotorcraft Private

D Ryan – Passed 1st Time – 01/12 – Rotorcraft Private – Add-on

S Pluntze – Passed 1st Time – 12/11 – Rotorcraft Private – Add-On

G Lau – Passed 1st Time – 12/11 – Rotorcraft Private

G Jurek – Passed 1st Time – 11/11 – Rotorcraft Private

A Rosenberg – Passed – 10/11 – Rotorcraft Private

R Bauer – Passed 1st Time – 10/11 – Rotorcraft Private – Add-On

M Jacobs – Passed 1st Time – 08/11 – Rotorcraft Private

J. Dixon – Passed 1st Time – 08/11 – Rotorcraft Private

T. Camanho – Passed 1st Time – 12/07 – Rotorcraft Commercial

D. Kambestad – Passed 1st Time – 12/07 – Rotorcraft Commercial

R. Whitson – Passed 1st Time – 01/08 – Rotorcraft Private

M. Johnson – Passed 1st Time – 09/08 – Rotorcraft Private

N. Ikeda – Passed 1st Time – 09/08 – Rotorcraft Private

M. Shimokawa – Passed 1st Time – 10/08 – Rotorcraft Commercial

H. Bittermann – Passed 1st Time – 10/08 – Rotorcraft Private

S. Jezina – Passed 1st Time – 12/08 – Rotorcraft Private

W. Vuurboom – Passed 1st Time – 12/08 – Rotorcraft Private

M. Shimokawa – Passed 1st Time – 12/08 – Rotorcraft CFI

R. Neidre – Passed 1st Time – 03/09 – Rotorcraft Commercial

K. Fumiaki – Passed 1st Time – 04/09 – Rotorcraft Private

P. Starflinger – Passed 1st Time – 05/09 – Rotorcraft Private

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