Testimonials
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Russell Roddan

Hometown: Olympia, WA

Currently Stationed: Portland, OR

2005-2006: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: CFI & CFII
2006-2007: Airplane CFI with Glacier Aviation
2007-Present: Caravan Captain with Empire Airlines

“The location of Glacier Aviation provides a unique combination of weather,
terrain, and airspace experience that will maximize your potential as a
professional aviator capable of operating in any environment around the
globe.”
theo-s-midTheo Singelis

Currently Stationed: Seattle, WA

2001-2002: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial,CFI & CFII 2002-2004: Helicopter CFI with Glacier Aviation
2004-2005: Tour Pilot & Heli-Ski Pilot with NorthStar Trekking
2005-2007: EMS Pilot with EagleMed
2007-2011: Ship-to-shore Shuttle Pilot with Arctic Air Service
2011-Present: EMS Pilot with Air Methods Corp.

“Glacier was like a second home for me and my son Kai. Mike and Lori have
made Glacier very inviting, comfortable and accepting. The Training is
always top notch with excellent instructors. Everyone there is always willing
to go out of their way to help others out and to make everyone feel welcome
and part of their family.”
mel-c-midMel Ceccanti

Hometown: Graham, WACurrently Stationed: Central Point, WA
2000-2002: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial CFI

2003-2004: Tour Pilot to the Grand Canyon with Sundance and Maverick Helicopters2004-2012: Logging and fire fighting with Columbia Helicopters
2012-Present: Heavy Lift/Construction Pilot & Training Captain with

Erickson Air-Crane
“There is no doubt the quality training I received from Glacier aviation prepared me for the challenging environments I have operated in all over
the world. Glacier has the quality instructors and training locations that will help any student build the skills necessary to succeed in this industry.
I would recommend my own friends and family to attend Glacier before any other school in the country. When students sign up at Glacier one thing they don't realize is they become a part of something bigger then theyexpect. They become part of a family, a tradition and a legacy that all past students and instructors are proud to be a part of.”
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Aaron Rauch

Hometown: Olympia, WA

Currently Stationed: Longview, WA

2003-2006: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial,CFI & CFII
2006-2007: Helicopter CFI with Glacier Aviation
2007-2008: Offshore Oil & Gas Pilot with Air Logistics (Bristow Helicopters)
2008-2011: EMS Pilot with Tristate Careflight2011-Present: EMS Pilot with Life Flight Network

“Glacier Aviation built a training program around my needs and my schedule.
The flexibility I was afforded was paramount to me completing my training
and starting my career. Additionally, the Pacific Northwest provides unparalleled
diversity for flight training.”
brian-abbott-midBrian Abbott
Hometown: Great Falls, MT
Currently Stationed: Great Falls, MT
2002-2003: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial,CFI
2003-2005: Helicopter CFI with Glacier Aviation Managed Skagit Branch
2005-2006: Tour Pilot with Sundance Helicopters
2006-2008: EMS Pilot with EagleMed
2008-2009: EMS Pilot with TriState CareFlight
2009-Present: EMS Pilot with Metro Aviation

“Outstanding training and even better people! From the moment I walked in the door I was treated like family and those relationships last to this day. I couldn't have asked for a better experience than I got at Glacier Aviation.”
chris-brower-midChris Brower
Hometown: Federal Way, WA

Currently Stationed: Denver, CO

2003-2005: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Commercial, Instrument,Multi-Engine
2003-2005: Airplane Commercial Pilot with Glacier Aviation
2005-2006: Part 135 Captain with Sun Western Flyers
2006-2007: Part 135 Captain with Ameriflight
2007-2009: First Officer with Express Jet Airlines
2009-2010: First Officer with FKB Enterprises
2010-Present: First Officer with Express Jet Airlines

“Within my first week of flying at Glacier working on my instrument rating, I realized that I learned more in that first week at Glacier than I did during a full year at another flight school.  Shortly after I completed my instrument rating I had the chance to join the Glacier team by working on the ramp and behind the front desk. I jumped at the opportunity and got to know so many wonderful people all striving toward the same goal.Glacier isn’t just a flight school, it’s like a family. Everyone works really hard as well as having a good time outside of training. If you are looking for a good flight school that will get you all the training you need to become a career pilot then Glacier is the right place, regardless if it’s airplane or helicopter."
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Hometown: Montesano, WA
Currently Stationed: Las Vegas, NV

2003-2004: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Add-on Private, Instrument,Commercial CFI
2004-2005: Helicopter CFI with Glacier Aviation
2005-2006: Utility Pilot with Columbia Helicopters
2006-Present: Tour Pilot with Sundance Helicopters
“Glacier was a great fit for me as I live in Montesano, WA. The training
was stellar! Mike and Gary were like family to me. I couldn't speak higher
of a school than this one. If you are looking at a flying career you can’t
go wrong with this school.”
kris-stroop-midKris Stroop
Hometown: Vail, AZ
Currently Stationed: Sierra Vista, AZ
2000-2001: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial,CFI,CFII
2001-2004: Helicopter CFI with Glacier Aviation & Managed the Thun Field Branch
2004-2011: Line Pilot & Check Airman with Bristow Helicopters and Bristow International
2011-Present: EMS Pilot with Air Methods
“Glacier Aviation was an enjoyable place to train. Everything from the weather environment to the mountainous terrain to the experience of the  instructors prepared me for what I was to face at one point or another
in my aviation career. I am thankful that I was able to train at a great flight school and I highly recommend Glacier for anyone with the desire to begin their path into the incredible world of aviation!”
joel-p-midJoel Prybylski
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Currently Stationed: Des Moines, IA
2004-2007: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial,CFI,CFII
2007-2009: Helicopter CFI with Glacier Aviation
2009-2010: Tour Pilot with Sundance Helicopters
2010-Present: EMS Pilot with Air Methods
“I was and still am very grateful to Mike Thielen and Glacier Aviation
for the training I received. I have at various points in my career discussed
with fellow pilots the manner in which they learned to fly and I have always
come to the same conclusion that Glacier Aviation provides some of the
best training available. There isn't a day that goes by where I feel I
don't rely on something that I was taught or learned at Glacier.”
chris-westley-midChristopher Westley
Hometown: Centralia, WA
Currently Stationed: San Antonio, TX

2004-2007: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial,CFI,CFII
2007-2008: CFI with Air-Shasta Rotor
2008-2010: CFI/ Pipeline Patrol /pt. 135 Charter Pilot with Helicopter Services Houston TX
2010-2012: Offshore Pilot with ERA Helicopters
2012-Present: EMS Pilot with REACH AirMedical
“The perfect start to a fabulous career.”
chazmin-peters-midChazmin Peters

Hometown: Olympia, WA
Currently Stationed: Portland, OR
2005-2005: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: CFI & CFII
2005-2007: Airplane CFI with Glacier Aviation
2007-2011: Captain with Cape Air
2011-Present: First Officer with SkyWest Airlines
“Glacier is a great training environment. The atmosphere is friendly,
family-oriented, all while being professional and efficient. While there
I made professional networking relationships that exposed me to future
jobs, and make personal friendships that I know will last a lifetime.”
kelly-healy-midKelly Heally
Hometown: Haines, AK
Currently Stationed: Skagway, AK

2006-2007: Trained at Glacier Aviation for: Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI ,CFII
2008-2009: Helicopter CFI with Glacier Aviation
2009-Present: Lead Pilot with Temsco Helicopters
“I had a great time training and working at Glacier Aviation. Glacier
had a positive atmosphere with hard working, fun-loving employees with
a strong focus on safety and professionalism.”
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