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STORY AND PHOTOS BY STEVE GOLDSWORTH - CONTRIBUTING EDITOR


If you want to learn how to fly helicopters then you


want to learn from people that are passionate about them. If there is one thing obvious about Elite Helicopters, it is their passion for what they do. “Learning to fly is supposed to be fun. I get to see the


smiles on the students faces each day and I get to see the couples smiles as they return from their sunset tour over Los Angeles.” With students going from initial instruc- tion all the way thru CFII, and a 100% pass rate, Elite Helicopters has built a reputation as a premiere flight training school,” Simon Davis, owner of Elite, explains. Simon started Elite helicopters about 4 years ago just


after finishing his FAA certificate. Originally licensed in Canada, he was an active snowboarder, and flying in a helicopter was just the usual way to get to the top of a mountain. One day, Simon got to sit left seat on a trip and his passion for helicopters was ignited. 2008 was not the best year to start a helicopter busi- ness. Silver State had just collapsed, and the economy was


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