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Nic Highfill

In his own words: “In late 2003 I started toying with the idea of becoming a helicopter pilot.  After several months of research on my options in terms of different flight schools, I had decided Civic Helicopters was the place to be.  My first flight in a helicopter took place in March 2004 in a Robinson R22.  Over the next year and a half I had worked my way through my PPL, Instrument Rating, CPL, CFI, CFII and had gained flight experience in the R22, Schweitzer 269C, and R44.


   In November 2005 I had the opportunity to be one of the Flight Instructors at Civic, to which I take great pride.  For the next year and a half I was able to pass down the wisdom I gained from Chin and the other great flight instructors that I had to my students to help them obtain their goals. 

During my time at Civic, the other instructors and the office staff had become a small work family.  We still keep in touch and some of whom I still fly with today.

   nicHighfill003-230x173In March 2007 I was hired on by PHI Inc. as a VFR Captain of a Bell 206L in support of the Oil and Gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.  By August 2007 I had become an IFR First Officer in a Sikorsky S-76A++.  I used the next year and half flying the S-76 to build my experience flying IFR in preparation for the next step in my career and my goal of being a pilot in the air-medical industry. 

   In February 2009 I transitioned from PHI Oil and Gas to my current job in PHI Air-Medical.  I am now a SPIFR Captain of an EC-135P2+ in Neenah, Wisconsin for the ThedaStar Air-Medical program.”

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