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
August
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
08/10/2018 Antonio Serda CFI Arun A.
08/03/2018 Zhang, Xiaoyou-Frank Private Arun A.
08/02/2018 Qian, Qianghua-Aaron IFR Kolton V.
July
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
07/23/2018 Wu, Long-Victor Private Luis R.
07/14/2018 Karsen Estelle IFR Kolton V.
07/14/2018 Chen, Bo-Jason Pvt-AO Triston C.
07/07/2018 Tim Brennan CFI Justin D.
07/05/2018 Li, Ang-Leon IFR Gehrig S.
07/02/2018 Wang, Fanguyan-Martin IFR Luis R.
June
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
06/28/2018 Chris Dais CFII Justin D.
06/27/2018 Zhou, Chenglei-Charlie IFR Tim A.
06/02/2018 Josh Clark CFII Andrew Peck
May
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
05/22/2018 Ling, Ruiyi - Bruce Private Marcus S.
05/15/2018 Zhang, Yilin-Sam Comm Andrew P.
05/10/2018 Chintan Hossain IFR Andrew P.
April
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
04/28/2018 Feng, Shihao-Jayden Comm Luis R.
04/27/2018 William Mueller Private Luis R.
04/23/2018 Zhang, Guoyin-Tony Comm Kolton V.
04/17/2018 Javier Cobain Comm Justin D.
04/16/2018 Kolton VanWinkle CFII Peter L.
04/16/2018 Triston Covington CFI Luis S.
04/14/2018 Zhao, Liran-Gary Private Justin D.
04/10/2018 Hu, Xin-Sam Private Luis R.
04/10/2018 Ma, Shuai-Evan Private Arun K.
04/10/2018 Adam Richards IFR Andrew P.
04/09/2018 Zhu, Hai-Steve Comm Josh C.
04/06/2018 Jose Covarrubias CFI Peter L.
04/03/2018 Bradley Correa CFI Daniel P.
04/03/2018 Luis Rodriguez CFII Luis S.
04/02/2018 John Meche IFR Luis S.
04/02/2018 John-Paul Babyak IFR Justin D.
March
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
03/30/2018 Liu, Dinger-Will Private Marcus S.
03/30/2018 Timothy Abbate CFII Peter L.
03/29/2018 Gehrig Smith CFII Peter L.
03/15/2018 Xu, Yuning-Charlie Comm Justing D.
03/15/2018 Liu, Yuanguang-Mike Comm Andrew P.
03/15/2018 Tang, Yizhuo-Joe Private Peter L.
03/14/2018 Zhang, Yilin-Sam IFR Justing D.
03/12/2018 Feng, Shihao-Jayden IFR Justing D.
03/12/2018 Zhang, Liang-Ross Comm Marcus S.
03/09/2018 Timothy Abbate CFI Marcus S.
03/05/2018 Jiang, Luming-Jack Comm Daniel P.
03/03/2018 Kolton VanWinkle CFI Marcus S.
February
Graduation Date Name Rating Instructor
02/23/2018 Bob Buquo Conn Peter L.
02/22/2018 Lan, Di-Randy Comm Peter L.
02/16/2018 Zhu, Hai-Steve IFR Luis S.
02/16/2018 Javier Cobain IFR Daniel P.
02/16/2018 Karsen Estelle IFR Andrew P.
02/09/2018 Gehrig Smith CFI Luis S.
02/06/2018 Zhang, Guoyin-Tony IFR Daniel P.
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