Whether you have your heart set on an exciting career like firefighting or supporting your community by flying emergency medical service missions, our helicopter flight school has the pilot training courses and lessons you need.
We offer specialty helicopter lessons and courses to include with your career pilot program—like external load operations and turbine transition training—so that you can set yourself up for the career you want.
4-WEEK PRIVATE PILOT
This course was designed for people that normally wouldn‘t have the time to get a private pilot license. By taking our 4-week total immersion flight training program, you will learn everything you need to know to get your private pilot certificate.
Your Private Pilot Certificate lets you fly helicopters for fun and recreation—giving rides to friends and family or flying for your own transport. It’s the first step toward building the skills needed for your Commercial Pilot Certificate. You’ll be in the cockpit from day one, getting hands-on experience.
If you want to get paid to fly, you need your Commercial Pilot Certificate. This course expands on private pilot training and introduces more advanced maneuvers and skills. This training course teaches you to fly to higher and more precise standards to prepare you for your first commercial job.
The Instrument Rating is becoming more prevalent in the helicopter industry as new aircraft applications are realized. Regardless of whether you fly in actual instrument conditions or not, the Instrument Rating will give you the tools and knowledge you need for a safe career as a professional pilot.
CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
Your first career step is likely to be working as a flight instructor. The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating is required if you want to instruct other pilots. Heli Aviation takes pride in our ability to share our vast experience during the CFI course which will set you apart from the competition.
FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENT
This course builds on our Certified Flight Instructor Rating by allowing you to teach instrument flight in helicopters. Since most pilots’ first job is working as a certified flight instructor, this Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Rating provides you with additional instruction opportunities.
AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT
To fly transport helicopters, you need the highest level of aircraft pilot certification—the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP). When you get this certification you can pilot aircraft in a carrier service with a max gross weight of over 12,500 pounds and/or over nine passengers. This certificate can give you a leg up when applying for jobs.
Airplane Pilots who already hold a Commercial, ATP or CFI Rating/s in fixed-wing aircraft can earn an “Add-On” Rating in a helicopter.
If you want to prepare for a more challenging and exciting career, it’s a great idea to look into our career program.