About Our Team
I started my flight training in the winter of 2005 and completed my training a year later. My first job in aviation was working as a ground instructor as I finished my Certified Flight Instructor Certificate. Once I completed my CFI, I began to work as a professional pilot in the city of Houston and then moved back to his home town, San Antonio, to teach future pilots and fly tours. Wade has been with Alamo Helicopters since and now is Chief Pilot, however now works as an air medical pilot in Uvalde as well.
One of the awesome experiences that I was fortunate to complete during my years as a commercial pilot was that I was hired to ferry a Robinson R-44 from Houston to Brazil. I flew down the Caribbean chain, Island hopping my way to South America. I flew through the Bermuda Triangle, landed in the Amazon jungle and flew over the Amazon River. I will never forget the beautiful waters and vacation atmosphere that I incurred while “working”.
Assistant Chief Pilot
When Jose was 4 years old he saw a UH-1(Huey) military helicopter land near his house and decided then that he was going to be a helicopter pilot. Jose began his aviation career in 2006 doing agriculture work and flight instruction. In 2013 he joined the Alamo team instructing and giving tours. He is a commercial pilot, certified flight instructor, Part 135 charter pilot and Assistant Chief for Alamo Flight Academy. Known for his smile and wit, he is sure to make your experience with Alamo Helicopters very memorable.
Carrie’s helicopter career began in 2008 after an unexpected joyride in Alaska. With an ear-to-ear grin she stepped off the helicopter and said, “Now I know what I want to do with my life!” She began her training in 2011 while she continued to work as a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department. Now retired from firefighting, flying helicopters is her third and final career (she was an engineer before firefighting). She obtained her private, commercial and certified flight instructor certificates all through Alamo Helicopters, and is now thrilled to share the joy of flying and teaching helicopters with others!
For as long as Alex can remember, he’s been obsessed with flying, specifically helicopters. Alex used to draw helicopters and build them with Legos when he was a kid. Every time one flew over head, he would stop whatever he was doing to watch until he couldn’t see or hear it anymore. While in the Marine Corps, Alex was frequently in and around helicopters, which fueled his spark into an inferno.
“I remember watching the pilots effortlessly maneuver the ships. I couldn’t tell if it was precision or art. One day it clicked. This was what I was born to do!”
Alex started trainig with Alamo Helicopters in 2012 and earned his private, commercial, instrument, and certified flight instructor ratings. When asked about his career choice, Alex states “I love my job and genuinely look forward to coming to work every day.” When he’s not flying, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and family, shooting, camping and off-road adventures in his truck with his wife and dog. To this day, he still stops what he’s doing to watch helicopters when they fly by.