June 09, 2007

Helicopter flight academy coming to Stewart

Silver State Helicopters plans to open a helicopter flight academy at Stewart International Airport in Orange County this month.

Company president, founder and CEO Jerry Airola said this morning that the program would offer people the chance to earn private and commercial pilot licenses and eventually work for the company. Silver State provides a wide variety of services, including charters, tours and air ambulance across the United States.

"We train local people to fly for us so we can build a commercial company around them," said Airola, who is in town to announce the company's arrival at a press conference tomorrow at Stewart.

Silver State will hold a career opportunity seminar at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the New Windsor, N.Y., airport. The training costs $70,000, but he said students don't have to pay for it until six months after they graduated the program.

Silver State has more than 2,600 students enrolled in 34 flight training locations across the country.


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