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

2018
December
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
12/01/2018 Zhang, Xiaoyu-Frank IFR Cliff D.
November
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
11/30/2018 Shi, Yantao-Leon IFR Timothy A.
11/30/2018 Ryan Bos IFR Arun K.
11/30/2018 Li, Juwei-David IFR Arun K.
11/30/2018 Wang, Bo-Bruce IFR Tim B.
11/24/2018 Luo, Chen-Roger IFR Tim B.
11/23/2018 Tang, Yuchang-Harry IFR Luis R.
11/23/2018 Chen, Bo-Jason IFR AO Cliff D.
11/16/2018 Javier Cobian CFII Gehrig S.
11/16/2018 Wei, Zhirui-Victor IFR Arun K.
11/09/2018 Wu, Long-Victor IFR Luis S.
11/09/2018 Gan, Yongxiang-Anthony IFR Justin D.
11/09/2018 Peng, Cheng-William Comm Kolton V.
11/05/2018 Fang, Xiuyu-Hugh Comm Tim A.
11/02/2018 Ray Hesser CFI Luis R.
11/02/2018 Ma, Shuai-Evan Comm Tim B.
11/02/2018 Tang, Yizhuo-Joe Comm Kolton V.
11/02/2018 Xue, Wenhao-Will Comm Tim A.
October
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
10/31/2018 Jia, Zhenlei-Dean Comm Tim B.
10/31/2018 Yang, Shuo-Simon Comm Triston C.
10/30/2018 Zhao, Lira-Gary Comm Luis R.
10/26/2018 Wang, Fanguyan-Martin Comm Triston C.
10/26/2018 Hu, Xin-Sam Comm Arun A.
10/26/2018 Liu, Dinger-Will Comm Triston C.
10/25/2018 Ling, Ruiyi-Bruce Comm Tim A.
10/23/2018 Karsen Estelle Comm Kolton V.
10/22/2018 Zhou, Chenglei-Charlie Comm Jose C.
10/22/2018 Qian, Qianghua-Aaron Comm Triston C.
10/22/2018 Li, Ang-Leon Comm Jose C.
10/17/2018 Yang, Simin-Sim Comm Jose C.
10/05/2018 Scott Hopkins CFII Justin D.
September
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
09/21/2018 Antonio Serda CFII Justin D.
09/14/2018 Javier Cobian CFI Justin D.
09/13/2018 Peng, Cheng-William IFR Luis R.
09/11/2018 Wang, Yining-Terry Private Triston C.
09/05/2018 Yang, Shuo-Simon IFR Luis R.
09/03/2018 Jia, Zhenlei-Dean IFR Josh C.
09/01/2018 Jose Covarrubias CFII Josh C.
09/01/2018 Hu, Xin-Sam IFR Josh C.
August
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
08/31/2018 Triston Covington CFII Josh C.
08/30/2018 Zhao,Liran-Gary IFR Clayton B.
08/27/2018 Fang, Xiuyu-Hugh IFR Timothy A.
08/24/2018 Tim Brennan CFII Justin D.
08/22/2018 Ma, Shuai-Evan IFR Gehrig S.
08/22/2018 Chintan Hossain Comm Jose C.
08/21/2018 Liu, Dinger-Will IFR Gehrig S.
08/18/2018 Scott Hopkins CFI Justin D.
08/17/2018 Adam Richards Comm Jose C.
08/11/2018 Andrew Sowienski Comm Gehrig S.
08/10/2018 Keith Pyers IFR Gehrig S.
Helicopter Association International
Robinson Helicopters
FAA
TSA
Civil Aviation Administration of China
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