Peter Stähli started in aviation 30 years ago. Throughout his career, he has logged over 6300 hours of experience on helicopters, and 6500 hours on fixed wing.
Peter first began flying helicopters in Australia, where his first certificate was issued. His first 1000 hours were earned herding cattle with a Robinson R22. Then he worked for Hevi-Lift in Papua New Guinea, on a Bell Jet Ranger and a Hughes 500.
Back in Switzerland, he was flying a Bell 205 and a Aerospatiale-Lama for the company HeliSwiss in Belp.
In the summer of 1991, he started working with Heli-Linth in Mollis, Switzerland. With an A-Star (AS 350) helicopter, Peter flew several different operations including search and rescue operations in the alps.
Between 1991-92, Peter returned to the USA for additional training and received his Instrument Rating along with his Fixed Wing Certificate. He currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) for airplanes and helicopters. Peter also received his Flight Instructor Certificate, which gave him the opportunity to train pilots up to the Airline Transport Pilot License. He is also qualified to train students for the Instrument Rating and to become flight instructors themselves.
Soon after, Peter came to the USA and started teaching at a flight school. After a while, he decided to start his own business and opened the flight school “Helipro”. Because it is a small flight school, Helipro is able to provide a private training atmosphere with a personalized schedule for each student. Peter is now stationed again in Switzerland, and is therefore able to use his contacts to help out Swiss pilots, or others who are interested in working in Europe.