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

2017
May
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
05/05/2017 Kolton VanWinkle Comm Marcus S.
05/04/2017 Han, Songlin-Alex Private Zachary D.
05/04/2017 Guo, Xingtao-Mike Private Marcus S.
05/02/2017 Jose Covarrubias IFR David R.
05/02/2017 Lindsey Groneberg Private Luis S.
05/01/2017 Rohn Buser IFR Daniel P.
April
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
04/29/2017 Yang, Lun-Allen Private Forrest S.
04/28/2017 Yu, Hong-Jeremy IFR David R.
04/27/2017 Bao, Zhiwei-Toby Private Forrest S.
04/21/2017 Liu, Chuangran-Mason Private Shelly S.
04/10/2017 Meng, Shengkai-Jesse Comm Bethany S.
04/10/2017 Jiang, Senjian-Kevin Comm Zachary D.
04/09/2017 Triston Covington IFR Luis Santos
04/08/2017 Pan, Zhuyuhang-George Private Bethany S.
04/07/2017 Hao, Junliang-Paul Private David R.
04/06/2017 Joseph Halonen Private Marcus S.
04/05/2017 Wang, Linfei-Jason Comm Bethany S.
04/05/2017 Chen, Yihua-Edward Comm Marcus S.
04/05/2017 Jiang, Yan-Andy Comm Kevin K.
March
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
03/25/2017 Luis Rodriguez IFR Martin Z.
03/24/2017 Wu, Zefeng-Jack Comm Daniel P.
03/22/2017 Yang, He-Peter Comm Kevin K.
03/20/2017 Huang, Xuliang-Leo Comm Peter L.
03/12/2017 Meng, Shengkai IFR Bethany S.
03/04/2017 Wang, Linfei-Jason IFR Bruno M.
February
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
02/27/2017 Jin, Min-Clarence Comm Bruno M.
02/20/2017 Rohn Buser Private Forrest S.
02/18/2017 Liang, Zhangliang-Abel Comm Daniel P.
02/16/2017 Si, Fan Comm Matteo P.
02/13/2017 Fan, Wei-Terry Comm Zach D.
02/13/2017 Ding, Hongfei-Tim Comm Nick D.
02/11/2017 Jiang, Senjian-Kevin IFR Zach D.
02/10/2017 Wu, Fan-Ivan Comm Zach R.
02/10/2017 Jiang, Yan-Andy IFR Kevin K.
02/09/2017 Zhang, Hao-Vin Comm Scott H.
02/09/2017 Zhou, Can-Chan Comm Daniel P.
02/09/2017 Li, Xin Eason Comm David R.
02/05/2017 Andrew Peck CFI Nick D.
02/04/2017 Shelley Sisneros CFII Matteo P.
02/03/2017 Yang, He-Peter IFR Kevin K.
02/03/2017 Chen, Shujun-Jessie Comm Patrick Z.
January
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
01/28/2017 Huang, Xuliang-Leo IFR Peter L.
01/17/2017 Jia, Shuaishuai-James Comm Zach D.
01/16/2017 Jesse Ring Comm Marcus S.
01/16/2017 Nicholas Rasmussen Comm Patrick Z.
01/07/2017 Jiang, Junpeng-Josh Comm Marcus S.
01/07/2017 Tim Abbate IFR Zack R.
2016
December
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
12/23/2016 Shi, Heng-Sonny Comm Kevin K.
12/23/2016 Chen, Yihua-Edward Private Marcus S.
12/23/2016 Yue, Peng-Bruce Comm Matteo P.
Helicopter Association International
Robinson Helicopters
FAA
TSA
Civil Aviation Administration of China
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