Our Graduates

At Quantum, our students' success is a top priority. First and foremost, we promote their professional development by maintaining the highest standards of training. But we also help our students find employment by establishing and nurturing contacts within the helicopter community, and by staying abreast of market trends. The current demand for pilots is outpacing supply, and our graduates are entering — and succeeding in — one of the strongest job markets in years.

Quantum is able to hire almost all of its Certified Flight Instructor graduates for instructor positions. After building flight time, these pilots are eligible for a variety of jobs within the industry and around the world.

Where are they now?

Here's just a few examples of how our graduates have put the training they gained from Quantum Helicopters to use.

Name Employer Location
Judson Hubbard Air Methods Arizona
Luke Reker EMS Air Methods Arizona
Luke Miller  EMS Air Methods Arizona
Matt Watson Sundance Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Jeff Thomasson Chicago Helicopter Experience Chicago, Illinois
Jake Hill Sundance Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Danny Gomez Sundance Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Aron Whitesell Chopperguy News 3 TV Phoenix, Arizona
Bethany Skaritka Chicago Helicopter Experience Chicago, Illinois
Logan Smith Air Evac Lifeteam Mesa, Arizona 
Nick Dean Helicoptes Inc St. Louis, Missouri
Nathan Whitford Air Methods Arizona
Zack Deets Papillon Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Patrick Zahm Papillon Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Scott Higgins Papillon Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Jarrod Padilla Sunrise Air Ambulance Sholow, Arizona
Jason Nixon PHI Air Medical Phoenix, Arizona
Stephen Schumm AMRG  South Jordan, Utah
Clayton Beckmann Air Methods Arizona
Dan Coon EMS Air Methods Arizona
Judson Hubbard Air Methods Arizona
Luke Reker EMS Air Methods Arizona
Luke Miller EMS Air Methods Arizona
Matt Watson Sundance Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Jeff Thomasson Chicago Helicopter Experience Chicago, Illinois
Jake Hill Sundance Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Danny Gomez Sundance Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Aron Whitesell Chopperguy News 3 TV Phoenix, Arizona
Bethany Skaritka Chicago Helicopter Experience Chicago, Illinois
Logan Smith Air Evac Lifeteam Mesa, Arizona 
Nick Dean Helicoptes Inc St. Louis, Missouri
Nathan Whitford Air Methods Arizona
Zack Deets Papillon Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Patrick Zahm Papillon Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Scott Higgins Papillon Helicopters Las Vegas/Grand Canyon
Jarrod Padilla Sunrise Air Ambulance Sholow, Arizona
Jason Nixon PHI Air Medical Phoenix, Arizona
Stephen Schumm AMRG  South Jordan, Utah
Clayton Beckmann Air Methods Arizona
Dan Coon EMS Air Methods Arizona
Bruce Haffner a pilot and on-air personality for Channel 3, KTVK Phoenix  
Terry Cook an air ambulance pilot  
Matt Arnsberg air ambulance pilot for Native Air  
Kirk Flake airambulance, Airevac  
Paul Hightower a production test pilot for the Boeing AH-64D Longbow attack helicopter (and the only non-military-trained pilot at the Mesa, Arizona plant)  
Paul Alukonis a corporate pilot with Westcor Aviation in Scottsdale  
Stefan Hiltbrunner a long-line pilot for Construction Helicopters  
Robert Rappaport a test pilot/instructor pilot for MD Helicopters  
Captain Leo Eggert, Gary Bunting, Bruce Helpie and Jeff Violanti Toledo Police Department in Ohio  
Chris DiDiego a lead pilot for Papillon Helicopters in Las Vegas  
Chris Allen pilot for dinner and charter flights in the Phoenix area  
Ken Hadzima and Joe LeBrecque pilots with Air Logistics  
Ryan Kirwan Airevac  
Feyd Carroll ERA   
Gary McCoskey Airevac  
Bram DeRoeck chief pilot with Speedy Kopters, flying police contracts in the Caribbean  
Mike Miller pilot for KARE TV in Minneapolis  
Anne Lathrop Papillon tours  
Jared Davis PHI training department  

Graduates List

2019
May
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
05/17/2019 Daniel Latham CFII Triston C.
05/15/2019 Jared Landrum IFR Gehrig S.
05/15/2019 Li, Weihan-Clark Private Cliff D.
05/11/2019 Zhang, Haodong-Herman Private Glenn R.
05/10/2019 Jonathan Bejarano Comm Triston C.
05/10/2019 Zheng, Cong-Carl Private Kolton V.
05/05/2019 Daniel Vazquez IFR Tim B.
05/05/2019 Zhao, Yijun-Bryant Private Javier C.
05/05/2019 Niu, Muyuan-Daniel Private Philipp T.
05/02/2019 Ryan Bos Comm Jose C.
05/02/2019 Christopher Moore IFR Cliff D.
05/01/2019 Weston Sims Private Tim B.
April
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
04/28/2019 Angela Morrow IFR Jose C.
04/27/2019 William Mueller Comm Tim B.
04/27/2019 Daniel Latham CFI Triston C.
04/22/2019 Karsen Estelle CFII Kolton V.
04/11/2019 Bryant McArdle Comm Kolton V.
March
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
03/29/2019 Keith Pyers Comm Luis S.
03/29/2019 Samuel Valentine Comm Luis S.
03/22/2019 Samuel Valentine Comm Luis S.
03/02/2019 Adam Richards CFII Gehrig S.
03/01/2019 Chintan Hossain CFII Gehrig S.
February
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
02/26/2019 Daniel Latham IFR Triston C.
02/15/2019 Karsen Estelle CFI Triston C.
02/01/2019 Tang, Yuchang-Harry Comm Cliff D.
02/01/2019 David Warkentin PVT AO Luis S.
January
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
01/31/2019 Wang, Yining-Terry Comm Tim B.
01/30/2019 Shi, Yantao-Leon Comm Gehrig S.
01/30/2019 Wang, Zeyi-Jack Comm Triston C.
01/28/2019 Zhang, Xiaoyu-Frank Comm Jose C.
01/27/2019 Chen, Bo-Jason Comm Cliff D.
01/26/2019 Li, Junwei-David Comm Kolton V.
01/26/2019 Liu, Jia-Nick Comm Luis S.
01/19/2019 Bo, Wang-Bruce Comm Tim B.
01/19/2019 Wu, Long-Victor Comm Philipp T.
01/18/2019 Wang, Pin-Peter Comm Arun A.
01/18/2019 Gan, Yongxiang-Anthony Comm Kolton V.
01/18/2019 Patrick Dewell IFR Justin D.
01/18/2019 Luo, Chen-Roger Comm Justin D.
01/16/2019 Wei, Zhirui-Victor Comm Jose C.
01/16/2019 Ba, Haichi-Harry Comm Tim B.
01/11/2019 Chintan Hossein CFI Luis R.
2018
December
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
12/20/2018 Samuel Valentine IFR Cliff D.
12/15/2018 Raymond Hesser CFII Triston C.
12/14/2018 William Mueller IFR Gehrig S.
12/07/2018 Iann Gongora IFR Timothy A.
12/07/2018 Bryant McArdle IFR Luis R.
12/07/2018 Adam Richards CFI Justin D.
12/06/2018 Wang, Pin-Peter IFR Kolton V.
12/05/2018 Jonathan Bejarano IFR Cliff D.
Helicopter Association International
Robinson Helicopters
FAA
TSA
Civil Aviation Administration of China
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