January 11, 2016


CONTACT: Deborah Abingdon, (575) 624-7023

                     Karen Mora, (505) 831-4354




ENMU-Roswell is partnering with Vertical Limit Aviation to bring an exciting new helicopter pilot opportunity to the region. Students can receive an Associate of Science degree in Professional Pilot Training-Rotocraft/Helicopter. Through the program, students will acquire specialized training that other flight schools may not have access to, such as high altitude, high density altitude, mountainous conditions, high winds, and more. New Mexico offers some of the best conditions in the world to learn how to fly. Classes begin January 19.

Vertical Limit Aviation, LLC, based in Albuquerque, specializes in the use of Robinson R-44 and R-22 helicopters for its flight training. Vertical Limit provides a safe and dynamic training environment which is very unique compared to other flight schools. To be accepted into the program, students must maintain a minimum of a FAA second class medical certificate, be 17 years of age, read, write, speak and understand the English language, and receive TSA authorization prior to flight training.

The program at ENMU-Roswell includes a strong academic component, providing a graduate ready to be gainfully employed in the aviation industry. Students will finish with 200 flight time hours per the FAA, which will consist of their private pilot certification, instrument, commercial, CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) and possibly CFII (Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument). Students should also have received a Commercial Pilot’s License and an instrument rating to receive the Associate of Science degree. For more information, contact Deborah Abingdon at ENMU-Roswell at (575) 624-7023 or Karen Mora at Vertical Limit Aviation at (505) 831-HELI (4354).