What makes a great location for a flight school? The best thing you can do to prepare for future missions is to fly in varying terrain and elevation. Situated at the base of the rugged Rocky Mountains at 4,500 feet above sea level, Mountain Ridge Helicopters offers this experience. Not only does Mountain Ridge have highly qualified instructors that were trained in the mountains, the school itself is located in an almost perfect part of the country. Utah’s slogan is “Life Elevated”. At Mountain Ridge, we live elevated.
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER
As a student you want the most available flight time. After a set amount of hours in the air, helicopters are required to be sent in for examination. As an authorized Robinson R22 and R44 Service Center, Mountain Ridge Helicopters minimizes down time. With parts on hand and an in-house technician, mechanical issues can be dealt with on-site, so helicopters can get back up in the air as soon as possible.
PART 141 FLIGHT SCHOOL
Here’s the skinny: The FAA allows flight schools like Mountain Ridge to train pilots under two sections (or Parts) of the Federal Aviation Regulations, or FARs. Part 61 is all about the Certification of Airmen. Under this Part, students have a lot of flexibility in their training and there is not a lot of regulation on the flight school. Part 141, on the other hand, is much more regulated, there is more documentation and both the school and the student are held to a higher standard. Employers are interested in the overall reputation of the school where you did your training and we have an obligation to our students to make sure that we are doing all of your training to the highest standard available. Mountain Ridge Helicopters is a Part 141 flight school offering certificates in Private, Commercial, Instrument, Flight Instructor, and Flight Instructor Instrument. We also train in all ratings and certificates under Part 61. Part 141 is a guarantee that a school meets high government standards. Whether you end up choosing a Part 61 course or Part 141, all students are trained to the highest standard set forth by the FAA.