Pamela Franklin

Pamela is a native of Texas that came to Prescott in 2011, where she started as a Receptionist at Universal Helicopters Prescott location. Pamela was promoted to Executive Secretary to the President within the first year. The following year, she was promoted to Director of Human Resources, Payroll and Administrative Manager for the helicopter flight school […]

Wallace Ashcroft

Wallace started his training  with Universal Helicopters at the Prescott location in October of 2009. Since his start he has continually advanced. Wallace quickly gained a position as a check pilot then, shortly, as an Assistant Chief Instructor. He has also worked directly for the President of the company regarding instructor progress and qualification and […]

Dave Siddoway

Dave started his flying career at Universal Helicopters Provo location in 2005. He initially worked as a flight instructor at the Provo location but was quickly moved to a position as an assistant Director of Operations and Assistant Chief Instructor. Dave left Universal Helicopters and moved to Las Vegas with Papillon as a tour pilot […]

Joe Vaughan

Joe is an experienced aviator. He began his flight career at 18 when he purchased a Cessna 150. At that point in his life, he knew he was in love with flying. At age 19 he paid for training in the Robinson R22 out of curiosity and at that is when he knew he preferred […]

Josh Judd

Joshua has always had an interest in aviation. Growing up he watched aircraft at a local airport and hoped to fly. He started his training with UHI at the Provo location in 2009 and became and instructor in 2011. Since then Joshua has graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Aviation Science. Joshua was made a […]

John Lewis

John started his training in 2004 at UHI’s Provo, Utah location and graduated from Universal’s professional pilot program in Scottsdale in 2005. Since then he has provided flight instruction in our Scottsdale AZ, Prescott AZ, Salina KS, and Camarillo CA locations. John eventually took over and managed the Flight Instructor program firstly at UHI’s Scottsdale […]

Dr. Gordon Jiroux, hc

Gordon is widely considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and skilled professionals within the helicopter training industry. He completed his helicopter private, commercial and CFI ratings at Pacific Wing & Rotor (PWR) of Long Beach California in 1981. It was at PWR, the first flight school in the world to receive a Robinson […]

Danny Mackenzie

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 […]

Eric Hernandez

Eric is a graduate of UHI’s Professional Pilot program, having started his training in Long Beach in January 2007. He completed his Flight Instructor Instrument training at Scottsdale in August of that year and immediately started work for UHI as a flight instructor. In May 2009 he moved to the Prescott school location becoming a […]