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Appreciating Our BTA Instructors


The Bell Training Academy provides unparalleled training to the best of the best, offering a variety of technical, flight and operations learning experiences. We have a wide array of talented instructors, dedicated to educating customers on the complex world of rotorcraft maintenance and operations, which is why it’s only fitting that we celebrate these hardworking instructors during Teacher Appreciation Week.

We took the time to interview a few Bell instructors to see why they love what they do:

Ronnie Allen, Technical Instructor

My name is Ron Allen. I am a Technical Instructor at the Bell Training Academy.  I provide in-depth Electrical, Avionics and Autopilot theoretical and practical training on Bell 429, 407/407GX, 505 and 206 aircraft.  We teach regulated and non-regulated training at the Bell Training Academy, and also offsite at customer locations around the world.

What is the best part about teaching at the Bell Training Academy? The best part about teaching is watching the customer’s growth from a curious and eager student on the first day of class to a competent and experienced technician on the final day of class and knowing we are making a significant and important impact in the aviation community. We have a saying at the academy, “We train the world.”

What is your favorite new Bell value and why? My favorite new Bell value is “Thrill our Customers.” Customers are our business. New students arrive weekly at the academy, and we are in direct contact daily. It is our top priority to deliver exceptional training experiences to our customers that will thrill them today and tomorrow.

Billy Shue, Technical Instructor

My name is Billy Shue, I am a Technical Instructor for Bell Training Academy. My mission is to use my experience, as a helicopter maintenance technician, to provide students with innovative, world-class training that will enhance their ability to safely and efficiently troubleshoot, inspect, and perform or supervise maintenance on all of Bell’s light model helicopters.

What is the best part about teaching at the Bell Training Academy? The best part about teaching at the Bell Training Academy is the opportunity it gives me to talk with all the different types of owners, operators, and technicians that maintain our products.

What is your favorite new Bell value and why?

Thrill Our Customers. At the Bell Training Academy, we make it a priority to thrill our customers. We are always staying a step ahead, finding better ways to deliver an exceptional training experience to our students.

Thank you to all our talented instructors for continuing to instill passion for rotorcraft aviation in others and carrying on the Bell legacy.

Categorised in: Editor, Helicopter, Manufacturer, Training

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