Testimonials

Kurt Spelrum September 2012

Kurt Spelrum Spring 2011 – October 2011 Learning to fly at Rotorworks was one of my best experiences to date. The training program was challenging and insightful, and I appreciated the-one-on one instruction. This focus allowed me to develop my strengths and build...

Curtis Bendfeld February 2012

I would recommend Rotorworks to anyone who is looking at pursing their commercial or private license! When I attended Rotorworks I had some weaknesses and strengths when it came to different skill levels of the helicopter industry, but what was great about Rotorworks...

Chris Fehr December 2011

‘Learning made easy’ sums up training at rotorworks. If you have the desire to learn how to fly a helicopter, this is most likely the easiest way to accomplish that goal. Attaining my Commercial Pilots License at rotorworks was a 20 year dream come true for me and...

Tom Bradley May 2011

If you are looking to start a career in aviation, Rotorworks is a great place to start. Jim Hofland and his instructors, Ryan Cluff and David Buckland's knowledge of flying and the helicopter industry will give you a great base of skills and knowledge to begin your...

Kyle Hutchinson 2010

"Rotorworks School had a very realistic, challenging and professional program set in place. Some of their training exercises have a very realistic setting that you will likely come across in the beginning of your career as a helicopter pilot, for example, bush...

Carson Walburger 2009

Carson 2011 "If you are thinking of becoming a helicopter pilot, I strongly recommend Rotorworks. After checking out several schools, I found that Rotorworks, with their personalized, realistic, challenging and professional program were exactly what I wanted to begin...

Matt Cartwright 2005 – 2006

I trained at Rotorworks in Whitecourt for my Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence starting the summer of 2005 and finished in late spring 2006. I was working in the oilfield at the time and my schedule was 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Rotorworks Instructors worked...

Dave Depooter 2004

"I found the skills and techniques taught by Jim and his instructors have become an ingrained part of my flying as a working commercial pilot.  I can recommend Rotorworks to anyone looking for good, practical training for commercial bush operations." - Dave Depooter...

Tyler Hadland – Feb 2018

I have always had a passion for aviation, and when everything started to come together for me and it was time to choose a school, I did my research and spoke to many people and operators in my area to get their thoughts.  Despite there being schools that were located...

Jonathan Stankiewicz – Nov 2017

As a pilot with approximately 700 hours flight time and nearing the end of my current contract, I was searching for a company to endorse me on a turbine to better my chances of finding my next job. I came across Rotorworks Inc. and I am so grateful that I did. From...

Nathan Savoie – Feb 2017

"Had an overall great experience at Rotorworks. Jim, Ryan and Sean were all patient, welcoming, and very knowledgeable. I had let my currency expire past the 5 year mark and had to write a pstar and complete a flight review. It was an excellent re-introduction to my...

Kye Walker – Jan 2017

"I just began my training with Rotorworks while I was working in the oil patch. After a hard hit in the industry and the company I worked for being bought out, I left the oil patch and moved back home to the West Coast. I could have chosen to continue my training...

Jeff Olynuk – Dec 2016

From the moment I arrived at Rotorworks I felt like I was part of the team.  Teamwork and comradery are stressed between fellow students and instructors.   The course is very "hands on", working both on and off airport you get a real taste of what to expect in the...

Sean March 2015

I looked into a few schools before starting my commercial license and Rotorworks felt like a good fit as soon as I walked through the door. Jim and Ryan were both very welcoming and took time out of their busy day to show me around the school and answer any questions...

Kevin Hayduk 2014 July 02

I would like to start by thanking the Rotorworks team for the experience of a lifetime! My hat is off to both Jim and Ryan for everything you provide to all of your students.   While training at Rotorworks I felt extremely fortunate to work with such an experienced...

Pat Herren June 2013

I was recommended to Rotorworks by a good friend in the industry and knew from my first visit and introduction flight that it was the right school for me. The practical experience learned from the operational flying, hands on training and good ground school have been...

Dan Stevens April 2013

I work in the hunting industry in northern Canada.  I did my commercial fixed to commercial rotary at Rotorworks.  I cannot say enough about the crew at Rotorworks, very experienced instructors, great equipment and accommodations available while training. This is the...

Justin Thebeau 2013

 "It's been a pleasure learning from and working with Instructors who bring such a high level of expertise and discipline to flying but who also hold a true passion for flight. From an excellent ground school to top level of flying instruction Rotorworks accommodated...