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Alison is back!

Alison Fleck, formerly O’Brien, was a Flight Instructor with us at Platinum Helicopters a few years ago and now she is back part time! See a little about her below:


Alison started flying in 2011 after a neighbor suggested she pursue aviation as a hobby. He referred me to a fixed wing school at Sky Manor Airport, and while the Cessna experience was fun, it made Alison wonder about the helicopter school she had passed on the way in.  One week later Alison booked a demo in a R22 helicopter and was hooked!   Over the next few years with Sky River and then Platinum Helicopters, she earned her ratings and began instructing in Princeton.  In 2018 Alison started flying turbines, first in New York City for tours and charters and then out in Las Vegas for Grand Canyon helicopter rides.  When COVID-19 hit, Alison switched to medevac and spent some time with Air Methods in the mountains of upstate New York.  The work was intense and far from home, so she decided to take a break and come back to New Jersey.  It only took a few months for me to miss flying way too much!  Luckily there was an opportunity to fly again with Platinum Helicopters and Alison is very happy to be back in Princeton and back in the air!