Current Instructors

Thomas Bue
 Born and raised on a farm in Palmer, Alaska Thomas grew up around his family’s fixed wing airplanes. It wasn’t until one of his summer jobs that he had an opportunity to work with a helicopter. Daily helicopter rides to work as well as watching the helicopter move equipment around fueled his interest in a career in aviation. After researching different flight schools Thomas decided to stay here in Alaska where he earned his private pilot fixed wing rating then hopped into helicopters to complete his training here at Alyeska helicopters where he earned his ratings through CFII. When he isn’t working with students fulfilling their dreams of flying Thomas can usually be found in the mountains, lakes, or trails enjoying the natural playground in his backyard.
 
Jared Bird

Jared is our newest instructor, and after starting his private rating with us in 2012 we are excited to see him achieve his goals of becoming a professional pilot. Jared come from Napa, CA where he spent the majority of his free time running in the mountains around Lake Berryessa. After completing high school he joining the US Army and traveled the world. It was in the military that he discovered Rotor flight and he still has vivid memories of sitting in the back of the Blackhawk Helicopter looking out the window with night vision goggles on while his teammates slept. Once out of the military he came to us to begin his flight training, fast forward a few years and now you can find him here sharing his love of helicopters with new students.