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All the latest happenings at Northeast Helicopters and Ellington Airport

Chili Cook Off 2016!!

OK! It’s time again, way over due. Northeast Helicopters will be having another Chili Competition in May! Giving everyone plenty of time to prepare for this big event. It will be at the school in the Hangar, Friday, May 13th around 4:00 PM. Hope we have plenty of people entering their chili’s this year!!!12794487_10154016009759310_7132817073954056287_n

Alumi Olay, Bastiansen

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I began flight training, October, 1983, and got my CFI in April, 1984. With the help of Larry Durocher, the original owner, and other good people, I secured my first job as CFI with Arrow Helicopters, in Indianapolis, Indiana. I worked there until July, 1987 doing various types of missions.

From July, 1987 until December, 1988, I worked for PHI based at Intracostal City, LA.

From there I moved home after being accepted as candidate for a Copilot position with Helikopter Service AS of Norway. I completed fligt training and have been with them ever since, flying the S61N, Bell 214ST, and since May 2009 the EC225.

It has been challenging, but somehow I have always felt good about my choice of career, haing met many ince colleagues, having made many new friends along the way.

My position with company is AWSAR Commander. It entails being stationed offshore at base on oil platform named Statfjord B, operating the EC225. The main focus is being prepared for emergency scenarios within our primar area of operations, but our assistance may be requested for any and all emergencies within our operational limits.

Hot Wing Eating Contest Coming Soon!

Date: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at the Hangar, starting at 4:00 PM. Please contact Student Support at the school if you plan on signing up as a “Brave Contestant” or a Innocent Bystander. We still need a head count so we don’t run out of wings. Sign up sheets posted on the Upcoming Event Board in Dispatch. thhot wings on fire pt res













February Hangar Chat with the Eastern Regional Helicopter Counsil

On February 19, 2013 – Alumni, Ernesto Modesto from NYC came up to see us and brought with him, Jeanette Eaton. Jeanette is a Regional Sales Manager for Bell Helicopters, and a member of the Eastern Regional Helicopter Council.

It was a very informative morning and was great to hear Ernesto speak of how he got started in the industry from zero hours at NEH to where he is today, and Jeanette talk about the industry and her experiences.

Jeanette bought us all party pizza’s for lunch! It was great time!

Thank you so much for visiting us!

Eastern Regional Helicopter Council Visiting NEH


The meeting will take place in the hangar on February 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Lunch will be provided by NEH.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the helicopter industry.

There is a sign up sheet at the school, so we can get an idea of how much food we need, so please sign up ONLY if you are going to attend, or call Rhonda to sign up.

Look forward to seeing everyone!