Flight Instructor - Rick Helgeson
Rick is from Orlando, Florida and grew up in aviation. After earning his Private Pilots license, Rick received training from his dad who flew the KC-10, C-130, instructed in the T-38 for the Air Force, and now flies Boeing 767's for United Airlines.
Rick is pursuing a career as a military pilot in the Air Force ROTC program at the University Of South Florida. His love for aviation began at the age of 16 when he went to Flight Safety International for Private Pilot Ground School. After earning his license his passion for flying only grew.
Rick's experience includes flying long cross-country flights from Central Florida to Northern Iowa, and has flown with military and airline instructors at the United Airlines Pilot Training Center in Denver, CO. Rick loves to fly and wants to share aviation with others.
"A mile of highway will take you only one mile but a mile of runway will take you anywhere!"
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