Our Northeast Family

One thing you'll find throughout our team at Northeast is a friendly-family atmosphere. We all really and truly enjoy what we do, which just lends itself to a great working atmosphere where we know you will feel right at home. Here is our current team:

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  • John and Rhonda Boulette

    John Boulette - Owner

    John, from Palmer, MA, is a former NEH student, and has over 35 years in the helicopter industry. Experienced in tour operations and external load, including construction and long line logging operations, he is a wealth of knowledge for the student pilot seeking information about the helicopter industry. John is also an FAA Certificated Airframe and Power Plant mechanic with Inspection Authorization privileges, and is actively involved in day to day operations.

    Rhonda Boulette - Owner

    Rhonda, from Minneapolis, MN became involved in helicopters when she met John during a tour season in the Midwest (Wisconsin Dells). Yes, on a helicopter ride, and yes, he was the pilot. She does not fly, but focuses on taking care of her students to make sure their needs are met, and that the school is run properly.

  • Bob Boucher

    Bob Boucher - Director of Maintenance

    Started with Northeast in 1997. Bob lives in Palmer, MA. In addition to being a talented aircraft mechanic, Bob enjoys all things mechanical and hands on and has even built his own helicopter and his own house. Bob always has time for students, and has amazing stories about flying nearly everything that can fly!

  • Rick Vance

    Rick Vance - Chief Pilot

    Rick was born in CT and currently lives in Wallingford, CT. After a back injury that kept him from flying for the army, he found Northeast Helicopters and never looked back. When he is not flying you can find his very supporting fiance and him taking day trips around New England.

  • Daniel Colt

    Daniel Colt - Assistant Chief Pilot

    Dan grew up not far from Northeast Helicopters, and he took his first helicopter ride here on his 7th birthday. After serving 4 years an infantryman in 1st Battalion 8th Marine Regiment, he worked as an EMS dispatcher, and then a automotive technician before finally pursuing his dream of flying helicopters in Northeast Helicopter's Protrac program. Upon completing his Certificated Flight Instructor rating, he was hired as a CFI at Northeast. When not teaching, he can found spending time with the most important person in his life, his wife Jordin.

  • Nick Aliengena

    Nick Aliengena - A&P Mechanic

    Nick is a USAF veteran who worked on HH-60G Pave Hawks as an avionics tech. He apprenticed here with us and became an A&P mechanic. He plans to continue working for us as a mechanic for the foreseeable future.

  • Max Albee

    Maximilian Albee - Flight Instructor

    Max was born and raised in CT. He joined the Navy out of high school and he developed a passion for aviation after working as an electrician on the flight deck of the Harry S. Truman. After completing his 5 year enlistment he came to us and successfully completed our Pro-Trac program. He is now working here at NEH as a flight instructor.

  • Cedric Sarazin

    Cedric Sarazin - Flight Instructor

    Originally from France Cedric worked as a maintenance manager while holding a technical degree in Industrial Vehicle Maintenance. Cedric also served as a Sergeant in the French Armed Forces. Cedric came to the United States 3 years ago with his wife and two sons to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a helicopter pilot. After adapting to life in a new country Cedric joined the NEH Pro-Trac program. Upon completion of the program we are happy to have him instructing future pilots as a CFI.

  • Nathan Boden

    Nathan Boden - Flight Instructor

    Nathan grew up in rural Iowa and served in the United States Army. After his time in the Army, he joined us to realize his dream of becoming a helicopter pilot. Now as one of our instructors he is working towards his goal of becoming a wildlife conservation pilot.

  • Drew Brooks

    Drew Brooks - Dispatcher

    Drew Brooks is from a small town in rural NY. With a passion for anything with an engine he has decided to pursue a career in aviation. As one of our students enrolled in a the pro-trac program, you will also find him working for us as our dispatcher during the week.

  • Kevin McElroy

    Kevin McElroy - Dispatcher

    Kevin McElroy is our newest dispatcher. Kevin grew up in Tucson Arizona and discovered his passion for aviation after a demo flight he did back home. Kevin found our school and made the journey out to live here. He is currently a full time student in the pro-trac program.

Train Here

NEH has private classrooms for your one-on-one training.

If you need to relocate to train at NEH, we have lasting relationships with employers in the area for our students

We also have local housing for our students within a short driving distance from the school.

NEH has a full-service Maintenance Department and is a manufacturer-approved service center. Our Director of Maintenance is a factory-trained FAA Certificated A & P. All maintenance and overhauls are done at the school, which helps prevent scheduling issues and grounded aircraft/lost flights for our students.

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Getting off the Ground

So you're thinking about becoming a helicopter pilot. Now what do you do?

  • TRY: In a demo flight, you'll take the controls and actually fly some basic maneuvers with your instructor's help
  • TRAIN: After enrolling, you'll be matched up with an instructor for one-on-one ground and flight training
  • TEACH: You start your career as a Certificated Flight Instructor, teaching students how to fly, while building experience

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Some of the jobs for career helicopter pilots include

  • Agricultural Spraying
  • EMS/Air Ambulance Pilot
  • Fire Fighting
  • Fish Spotting
  • Heli-Skiing
  • Police
  • Wildlife management
  • Construction
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