Chief Operations Officer of Universal Flight Concepts.
Universal Flight Concepts is the holding company of four organizations encompassing Universal Helicopters (the only Bell Certified Training Facility in the U.S.), Universal Fixed Wing, Night Flight Concepts and Heliwagon.
Danny Mackenzie graduated from Universal Helicopter’s (UHI) full time Rotorcraft-Helicopter Professional Pilot Program 18 years ago and distinguished himself as a trailblazer early on by accomplishing all his ratings in record completion time, while maintaining an outstanding academic and practical performance standard. Danny has developed into an accomplished aviator with an unblemished record and devoted executive for UHI throughout his tenure.
While working as an accomplished Helicopter Flight Instructor for UHI, he was appointed as Assistant Chief Instructor and Location Director helping manage all UHI’s locations, eventually becoming the Chief Instructor/Pilot.
In 2008, Danny moved to Prescott AZ to open one of UHI’s High Altitude Training Centers and launch the UHI Center of Excellence for CFI training. Within only two years, Universal Helicopters secured the first ever contract awarded by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) to provide helicopter flight instruction to their Prescott campus helicopter aviation students. Mr. Mackenzie was instrumental in his management of operations at this location since inception and is directly responsible for its continued success.
Other Distinctions:
• 21 years tenure with UHI
• Presented numerous Aviation Safety Seminars including Heli-Expo on the subject of helicopter flight training safety.
• UHI’s Chief Pilot/Flight Instructor for all UHI’s 141 Certificates/Ratings/NVG
• UHI’s Chief Pilot for the Bell Certified Training Facility, (CTF) in Dallas Tx.
• UHI’s Chief pilot for its 135 operation, (Single pilot NVG)
• Prior Robinson Helicopter Factory Safety Pilot.
• Dual rated to include Helicopter ATP/CFII/DPE(PVT-ATP/NVG)/A&P/AGI/Remote pilot
• Bachelors of Science Degree from Northern Arizona University.