Helicopters and mountain biking are the passions of Israel Tilman, semi-pro mountain biker and helicopter flight student at Guidance Aviation.
Tilman is one of the many helicopter flight students taking advantage of Guidance Aviation’s unique program which blends student activities outside the classroom with actual flight training. Mountain biking, Rally Racing, and Wakeboarding are great examples of events that Guidance Aviation supports in order to enrich both the learning experiences and lifestyles of the students. Both students and flight instructors have the opportunities to not only be event participants, but also to take part in flying the helicopters that are covering the events. This allows students and instructors to train and work in real world, commercial scenarios.
“There’s a common ground between them, a link that brings them both into my life….They both get you out into the wilderness, the mountains. The less traveled areas….It’s just you out there alone, on your own, 100% dependent on what you bring. That’s what makes it fun. That’s what makes it exciting,” states Tilman.
Don’t take our word for it. Check out this amazing video of Tilman riding mountain bikes and flying helicopters!