Meet the Pilots

Randy Riggs

Randy has logged over 30 years in the aviation industry with 30 years as a pilot, four years as a co-owner of Scenic Helicopter Tours in Sevierville, Tennessee and three years as the manager of Smoky Mountain Helicopters in Pigeon Forge, also in Tennessee.

He has served as chief pilot for Flagler county EMS/Firefighting aircraft and as a line pilot for Taylor Energy and Air Logistics, where he serviced oil fields in the Gulf Of Mexico.

Wade Amen

Wade graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2002. While designing aircraft is fun, Wade enjoys flying them much more. After flying full time with Alamo for almost 2 years as a Flight Instructor and Commercial pilot, Wade now works full time in the oil fields for PHI and part time with Alamo.

Flight Instructor

Debbie Galvan

Debbie and her husband are both pilots, she flies helicopters and he flies fixed-wing or traditional airplanes.

She is flight instructor at Alamo Helicopters and also fly's tours. So, if your lucky she may just be your pilot.

Flight Instructor

Jose Corona

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. Known for his smile and wit; he is sure to make your experience with Alamo Helicopters very memorable.

Flight Instructor

Ryan DeLoach

Ryan has seen a lot of action since he was born 26 years ago in Grandview, Texas. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 2004, and during his four years of Honorable military service, he completed two tours of duty in Iraq as a Machine Gunner.

After his Honorable discharge, Ryan wasn't sure what he wanted to do with the rest of his life, but he did know one thing: he wanted to learn how to fly helicopters.

"I liked the idea of going to work and doing something different every day. Plus, I could not see myself chained to a desk. At least with flying helicopters, my office would be at about 2000 ft! Also, it is something that not a lot of people do and I like that."

Ryan began his training in 2008 and never looked back. He's since completed his Private, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor certificates and is the Assistant Chief for Alamo flight school and Part 135 charter pilot.

Ryan graduated from Everglades University where he earned working his Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology. When he's not flying, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.