Son of Silver State

 - May 2, 2008, 5:44 AM

A former instructor at bankrupt and defunct helicopter school Silver State Helicopters has opened his own flight school in New Braunfels, Texas. Derrick Smith opened Veracity Aviation two weeks after Silver State’s collapse in February. The school operates one Robinson R22 and has eight students.

Silver State, the nation’s largest civil helicopter school, shut its doors on February 3 amidst charges by former employees and students of various financial and operational improprieties.