Becoming one of the top helicopter flight schools in the region. Students should get a first-rate, top-quality education for their dollar(s). Upon graduating from Silverhawk, students will have already been exposed to different types of flying -- including flying at altitude, in different weather conditions, and over varying terrain -- and thus be able to fly anywhere in the world, not just at sea level.
Producing students that are well rounded. When you come to Silverhawk, you will learn more than how to fly a helicopter; you will have hands-on training in many aspects of helicopter care, including pushing helicopters in and out of hangars, washing the birds, and helping to perform basic preventive maintenance (as described in FAR Part 43). The more you know, the better pilot you become.
Creating a positive family-type environment in which to learn. When you come to Silverhawk, you come as a person, not a number. You will see some of the same people (instructors, students, mechanics) every day and you will have plenty of opportunity to interact with, share stories and experiences with, and learn from everyone here. The monthly hanger BBQ or Thursday night study sessions are great times to hang out with your peers. At Silverhawk, we are not just a team for you to join, we are your family and we welcome you. We will help you on every step of your journey to obtaining your helicopter license(s).
Upon graduating and applying for a helicopter pilot position, tell your future employer that you trained at Silverhawk Aviation Academy in Idaho. The response our former students and instructors are getting ... "That's a good school!" Our graduates get jobs.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals and welcoming you to the Silverhawk family.