#SuccessStory – Rainer

Rainer joined us in 2005 to pursue his dream of becoming a helicopter pilot.

After successfully completing his training, Rainer began working as a flight instructor for us and over the years, advanced to the position of Chief Instructor in our Instrument Course. Between 2011 and 2013, Rainer worked for Hillsboro Aviation’s Charter department and flew tours around Mount St. Helens in the Bell 206. In addition, he started flying tours along Oregon’s coast in the summer of 2012 to gain more experience.

In the summer of 2013, Rainer had the opportunity to fly for ERA Helicopters in Juneau, Alaska. Immediately following that, Rainer secured a job in the Gulf of Mexico where, from 2013 to 2017, he flew to oil rigs in Agusta Westland AW119 and AW109 helicopters.

Since 2015, Rainer has also been an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner.