Arctic Flyers Instructors
Arctic Flyers is owned and operated by Hermann, Heidi and their son Rick. They have been flying and instructing for many years.
In 1969, Heidi and her husband, Hermann, decided to put their Alaskan aviation experience to good use, opening their flight instruction school in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1981, they were joined in the operation by their son Rick.
Since its inception, Arctic Flyers has provided top-notch aviation instruction from its home base at Anchorage International Airport, and the adjacent Lake Hood Seaplane base.
Heidi has been instructing since 1966. She has more than 28,000 hours both as a CFI and as a commercial pilot. Heidi provides float, tricycle gear, tail dragger and emergency instruction.
Rick has been instructing since 1981. He has more than 24,000 hours both as a CFI and as a commercial pilot. Rick provides float, tricycle gear, tail dragger and emergency instruction. Rick is also a commercial pilot for a local charter operation and flies their Citation Jet as well as a variety of turbo-prop, multi-engine and other aircraft. Rick also has an A&P license and can provide biennial flight reviews with complete records check on your aircraft.
Call us or email if you have questions!
Arctic Flyers (907) 243-3953
Heidi Ruess Cell:(907) 242-0413
Rick Ruess Cell:(907) 441-7819