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Meet Marcello Moro of Altitude Helicopters in Brown Field Municipal Airport

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marcello Moro.

Marcello, together with his brother Simone, transformed a passion into a business. Born and raised in Italy he had an extensive experience in different fields in the international management. Flying was just a passion, until when he started to fly professionally in different environments and geographical areas around the world. After gaining a remarkable experience in Africa, Europe and especially Nepal he realized that sharing his knowledge and make good use of his rating as a flight instructor. Teaching was a passion and a way of giving back. After some time he decided that he wanted more out of it and decided to open another branch, this time in the US and dedicated to flight instruction.

Altitude Helicopters is a family business, founded in 1994 in Italy, that has quickly become an international venture, expanding its activities and exploring areas of business and geographically different environments.

The opening of a flight school in the U.S. is only the latest chapter of the story of the two brother’s project, but possibly the most exciting so far. Training, carrying their experience and sharing their passion for future pilots is a tremendous responsibility and a great opportunity for them.

Last chapter is a brand new branch northern in San Luis Obispo – CA. Another flight school, another great opportunity to raise the future of helicopter aviation.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Marcello is used to challenges…he lived in Ghana, Australia, Nepal…to name a few. Moving to America was easier than moving to more challenging environment like Nepal, but still you need to learn rules, regulations, habits, and make the right choices based on the little you know about the new Country you are settling in. As a newcomers was not easy to gain respect and trust but after 3 years we are seeing that we are gaining more and more confidence from customers and students. There are always doubt, bad periods, difficulties…still now, but if you are confident in yourself, you have skills and knowledge, you are committed and work hard, it always pays off.

Altitude Helicopters – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are first and foremost a helicopter flight school, so we do teach people to become, safe, skilled and professional pilots. We hire only the best and most experienced flight instructors and we keep student/instructor ratio very low in order to give a real one on one training. We have zero accident/incident record and we are very proud of it, as we are also proud of our 95% average passing rate for our students.

We have a state of the art facility with the best maintained helicopters and a professional flight simulator
We do also offer tours over the beautiful San Diego and we do also provide services like agricultural application, aerial photography, ball drops and other services as needed..

We are very proud in seeing our students becoming professional pilots and taking off for a professional rewarding career.
We are proud of our records, the satisfaction of our students and customers is the best reward for all our efforts.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is having the chance to do what you love to and make it happen. Success is transforming your passion into your job, is waking up in the morning with the energy, the passion and the desire to go to work. Success is having new ideas, new challenges, new goals. Success is also experience the beauty of transfer your knowledge to the youngest generation…to people that share the same passion with you and having a positive impact of their lives.

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