Our  Team

Luca Tagliapietra

Carolina Certani
EU Director

Erica Williams
Office Manager

Jolai Aire
Winter EU Manager

Mike Culver
Tour Pilot

Jacobi Smith
Safety Greeter

Patrick King
Corporate Lawyer

Chris Pysz
Chief Pilot

Riccardo Surrente
Vice President

Lynn Higgins
Aviation Consultant

William Flemming
Safety Greeter

Luca Zappala
Graphic Designer Consultant

Connie Adams

David Duckworth
Intellectual Property Attorney

Bill Coney 
Managing Director

Emilio Ghilardi

 Al Strauss 
Marketing Manager

Adrienne Dooling
Office Manager

Beibhinn Dooling
Social Media Manager

Simone Cangemi
Flight Academy

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Legal Services


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.


Truckee Base Headquarter

12219 Business Park Drive Ste 12, Truckee, CA 96161


(530) 214-0711

[email protected]

Rio Vista Base

3000 Bauman Road, Suite C
Rio Vista, CA 94571

Turin Alps European Branch

Via San Francesco D’Assisi 22
Turin, 10121 Italy

South Lake Tahoe Airport

1901 Airport Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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