by Billy Clouse
The A.P.E.X. Event Series will host Sam Ratterree on Thursday for the bi-annual “A Day in the Life” series at 11:30 a.m. in the Whiting Room of the Hunter Conference Center. Helicopter and MedEvac pilots will talk about what they experience each day.
“I think the life of a pilot is exciting, intense and full of awe, and I can’t wait to learn more about how pilots train, work and fly,” A.P.E.X. Event Series director Lynn Vartan said in a press release. “The A.P.E.X. Event Series is proud to shed some light on the ‘real-world’ of a helicopter pilot. For anyone considering aviation or with even a small fascination of the subject, this event is sure to be a pleasure!”
Ratterree leads the training department at PHI, Inc. where he also teaches. Before this, he served as a MedEvac pilot in two combat tours in Afghanistan. At the University of North Dakota, he earned his commercial aviation degree, as well as aviation maintenance technician training from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Anyone at SUU or the Cedar City community can attend this free event. Like all A.P.E.X. FOCUS events, seating is limited. Arrive early to make sure there is a spot for you.