Curtis NadonCurtis Nadon, Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor, Mountain View Helicopters
At age 23, trained as a Forest Technician, Curtis Nadon decided to pursue a career as a helicopter pilot. After completing his initial training, he was hired by Mountain View Helicopters of Calgary (MVH) to fly tours at the Horseshoe Canyon in Drumheller. Curtis then landed a job in northern Alberta flying the R44 Helicopter for Gemini Helicopters, mainly in the oil patch.
After a couple years, an instructor position became available at MVH. He achieved his Class 1 Instructor Rating in 2008 and, in 2012, took over as Chief Flight Instructor. He now holds type ratings on a wide variety of helicopters. As MVH explains, Curtis' flying skills and dedication to high quality flight training are great assets to Mountain View's team. His upbeat attitude and tireless energy keep students motivated on the ground and in the air.
At MVH, Curtis works with a team of five flight instructors to train the industry’s future helicopter pilots. In addition to his Class 1 Instructor standing, Curtis is a Designated Flight Test Examiner and Designated Approved Check Pilot. He is also a graduate of Mountain View Helicopters’ flight school program.