Our  Team

Luca Tagliapietra
CEO & Flight Director

Carolina Certani
EU Director

Anis Sangenies
Flight Academy

Glenn Janssen
Managing Director

Karl Sheneider
Flight Academy

Patrick King

Jan Pierre Remy VanHuber

Simone Cangemi
Flight Academy

Joanna Forrester
Flight Academy

Sindre Fosmark
Flight Academy


Pacific North Helicopter Academy has a fleet of Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. Most employers require time in the R22 and R44, therefore it is essential you train in both. The R22 and R44 are widely used because of their low operating costs, reliable Lycoming piston engines, and good performance at high altitude. Though you won’t be flying up to the 14,000-foot ceiling that Robinsons are limited to, you’ll come close. As you progress in our training program, you’ll learn how to squeeze every ounce of performance out of these helicopters. Emerging from that training, you will join an elite lineage of skilled high-altitude helicopter pilots.


Tours & Charters

(530) 214-0711

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Helicopter Academy

(415) 379-0021
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Turin Alps European Branch

+39 (340) 283-2051
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Truckee Airport

12219 Business Park Drive Ste 12, Truckee, CA 96161

South Lake Tahoe Airport

1901 Airport Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Rio Vista Airport

3000 Bauman Road, Suite C
Rio Vista, CA 94571

Turin Alps European Branch

Via San Francesco D’Assisi 22
Turin, 10121 Italy

Pacific North Helicopters is an Aviation Managing Firm and Tour Agency.
All the flight services are Operated by Reno Tahoe Helicopters/Heliminden LLC