Silverhawk Aviation’s owner, Catherine Rad Weber, built a school not only to teach people how to fly, but to learn to love their wings as well. Her comprehensive curriculum challenges students to fly at high altitudes, in different weather conditions, and over diverse terrain, training helicopter pilots who will be comfortable in the cockpit anywhere in the world. The program includes hands-on experience in caring for the rides, moving them in and out of hangars, and safely washing them without getting soap in their eyes.
Whether training or touring, visitors receive eyefuls of southern Idaho’s diverse geological features. The helicopters surmount rugged mountains, speed over mesas and high deserts, and ride air currents above rivers that wend their way into deep canyons. Apart from stunning the brain’s beauty receptors, this splendor provides a natural obstacle course against which more experienced pilots test their skill, zipping around rock spires or hopping the feet of their craft neatly through pristine fields of tire plants.
As a law school graduate, self-taught photographer Jim Harmer understands how difficult it can be to take up a new hobby while juggling other responsibilities. That's why he founded Improve Photography, a website that offers 30-day online photography courses, allowing students to learn at their own pace and in the comforts of their own home. Along with fellow photographer Dustin Olsen, Harmer teaches students of all levels the skills to take great photos in 10-minute video lessons that can be viewed on smartphones, tablets, or the computer chip in your brain.
Their courses acquaint beginners with the basics, and also, for more advanced students, focus on more specific facets of the art including business of photography, portrait photography, and Photoshop. Though the classes are online, students bring their newly found skills to the real world through photo challenges, and receive constructive feedback on their photos from Harmer and Olsen.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
It's hard to race against an opponent you can't see, but Device Repair Pros tries to keep pace with technological innovation anyway. Its technicians handle the common problems that arise in the constantly changing field of phones, computers, and gadgets. They specialize in Samsung and Apple products, and can replace broken screens on almost any iPhone, including the most current models. Additionally, they replace the backs of iPhones, swap colors, and perform diagnostics to figure out why Siri keeps singing "Daisy Bell." The business is even an innovator in its own right: it's the only place you can find Gaduru Glass, a nano-glass that kills bacteria, reduces fingerprints, and makes the screen scratch-resistant.
A strong structure can only be built on a strong foundation. Knowing this, the instructors at Meadowbrook Educational Services aim to strengthen their students' foundational learning skills. Their sessions start with an assessment so tutors customize an educational plan to fit the student's issues, which could range from trouble concentrating to poor study or communication skills. Along the way, instructors could use some targeted, unconventional approaches to help children learn, such as sound therapy. Sound therapy has been known to be effective in calming active children and helping others acquire vocabulary words at a faster pace.
The skilled archivists at MAD Technologies accept old media and document formats via mail or in-store drop off, giving families and organizations a hassle-free means of preserving cherished content that happens to live on obsolete formats. Elderly books become digitized epics, and grainy home movies recorded onto Beta or 8mm film are reborn in pixels, all with customization options and lightning-quick turnaround. While digital material should last longer than its analog predecessors, MAD Technologies' staff plays it safe–technicians automatically archive and store all images and video, in the event that discs should be damaged or run away from home in their rebellious teenage years.