Helicopter landed in front of majestic, Alaskan mountain.

Instructors

Andy Wallace Chief Flight Instructor

Andy Wallace Chief Flight Instructor

With more than 8,000 hours of professional flight experience across the state and a deep-rooted work ethic, Andy is one of the most respected pilots in Alaska. As both Director of Operations at Alpine Air Alaska and Chief Flight Instructor at Alyeska Helicopters, Andy brings real-world depth to our curriculum and prepares students for a professional career in aviation. Andy is also a Designated Pilot Examiner for the FAA.


Kameraon Kimball, Assistant Chief Pilot

Kameron Kimball Assistant Chief Pilot

Kameron’s desire to fly started with his first helicopter ride while fighting wildfires with the Forest Service. He did his training in eastern Idaho and afterward started flying as a CFII in Idaho. With a desire to grow his flying ability, he looked toward Alaska and started teaching at Alyeska Helicopters. Since then, he also helped start a small helicopter tour operation called Yellowstone Helicopters in Montana. He has returned to continue to 90help teach here in one of the most beautiful places on earth. When he is not flying he enjoys doing just about anything outdoors. 


What Boone, Instructor

Wyatt Boone Instructor

Wyatt’s passion for flying started from a young age and hasn’t wavered. Raised in a military family, he was able to see many different areas of the country and found ways to learn more about aviation everywhere he went. After completing flight training in Bend, Oregon and was eager to move back up to the great state of Alaska. When not in the air he enjoys hiking with his dog Luca, fishing and spending time with his family. 


Ty Potgieter Instructor

Ty Potgieter Instructor

Ty comes to us with years of experience understanding what it takes to help others learn. He is currently a professional pilot with Alpine Air Alaska flying charters and scenic flights in Southcentral Alaska. Before his career as a pilot he worked as an outdoor guide all over the world: Russia, Seychelles, and Alaska to list a few. Besides helicopters, Ty’s expertise is fly-fishing. He met Alyeska Helicopters while working as a guide at Winterlake Lodge nestled in the wilds of the Alaska Range, accessible only by float plane or helicopter. Ty completed his rotorcraft training with us, including his CFI. Students will have the benefit of learning from someone trained locally, with a talent for helping others master a new skill.


Scott Roberts, Instructor

Scott Roberts Instructor

Scott’s aviation career started at 18 when he enlisted in the US Army and spent 6 years as an UH-60 Blackhawk crew-chief.  After leaving the army and getting his A&P certificate, he worked as a helicopter field mechanic in Alaska and the lower 48 for 7 years, mostly on Bell medium helicopters. In 2017 he received Inspection Authorization and completed the Robinson Maintenance course. It was then that he decided to go to flight school in Idaho; two years later he finished his CFII and became a flight instructor. It was always his goal to return to Alaska and fly in the most beautiful and challenging environments the state has to offer. When he’s not instructing, he’s flying for Alpine Air Alaska. He loves traveling with his wife and two boys, exploring new places, and halibut fishing.


Emily Schock Instructor

Emily is a life long Alaskan and first generation pilot. She is dual rated in both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, though knew from her first flight in a helicopter that her passion lies on the rotary side. Emily completed her rotorcraft training at Alyeska Helicopters and now works here as a CFII. She is familiar with the aviation industry as she worked as a flight dispatcher for a local Part 135 operator for several years while completing her pilot’s licenses. When not exploring the challenging and beautiful scenery that Alaska has to offer by air, she enjoys exploring by foot.