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Rainbow Helicopters CEO Nicole Battjes lands at Northwest high school in Michigan.

Rainbow Helicopters CEO and Northwest alum Nicole Battjes takes helicopter to visit to high school alma mater.

OCT  •  2023

At the age of 39, Battjes made a memorable return to the Northwest High School campus on a Tuesday morning. Her grand entrance involved touching down in a helicopter graciously lent by a local family. Battjes revisited her alma mater to engage with students regarding her career as a helicopter pilot and her company’s recent endeavors in aiding victims of the August wildfires that ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui. Battjes graduated from Northwest High School in 2002, and her journey into piloting began during her time there. She successfully obtained her fixed-wing private pilot’s license at the age of 18 while simultaneously enrolled at Jackson College during her senior year.

During her visit, Rainbow Helicopters CEO Battjes met with both the high school’s staff and students in the morning. Additionally, she scheduled a trip to Northwest Elementary School, where she landed the helicopter on the school’s playground field.

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