Helicopter training lessons - Pilot flight schoolHelicopter Academy is one of the leading helicopter training pilot flight schools in the world. We provide top quality pilot flight training for everyone ranging from private to professional pilots. Helicopter Academy is the only flight school in the world that can guarantee graduates a job.
For about $81,750 of helicopter time we will train you from zero to 300 hours to include the private helicopter certificate, the commercial helicopter certificate and the instructor helicopter certificate in our Robinson R22 helicopters. Your first hours of dual instruction are billed at $300/hour. When you complete your private license the remaining hours are $250/hr. You can complete your private helicopter license training in as little as 35 hours. After the private rating you'll do almost exclusively photo flying with an instructor and will learn this skill that is valuable to our photo contract and making you a valuable pilot to us. When you approach the 300 hours you'll need to take the instructors rating (CFI) for $5000 and we'll give you a job like we have to every graduating pilot since our founding in January 1986. (35 hours x $300 hour [$10,500] + 265 hours x $250/hour [$66,250] + $5000 CFI class = $81750. We recommend you get 25 hours in the larger Robinson R44 helicopter, costing an extra $250/hour for these flights although not a requirement for a job with us. An Instrument rating also available for $10,000 (which is 20 hours in the R22 and 20 hours in our Fly It Simulator; expect to fly 335 hours total) and we recommend this rating but it is not required for a job with us. We have been in seamless operation with the same owner/manager and a large fleet of properly maintained rotorcraft. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students at our FAR part 141 flight school in Hollywood, Florida location. See details. We offer free housing for bachelors flying 20 hours per month or more in South Florida where you can fly every day of the year! If you can’t come to Florida we can usually keep you in your job and in your bed and bring a helicopter to you. We know of no other helicopter school that has more nationwide locations than we do or that can guarantee you a job if you meet our simple insurance requirements of 300 hours logged helicopter time and instructor rating obtained at our school. See our video page to get a cockpit view of the type of flying you will be doing.
Current training locations
I spent several hours contacting different flight schools to assist me with obtaining an FAA helicopter license and career. After calling no less than 10 different companies, I found Helicopter Academy whose rep answered most, if not all, of my questions with clarity and attentiveness unlike any of the other companies I contacted. My sales rep was extremely knowledgeable and responsive and went the extra mile time and time again to answer my questions, equip me with information, and work with me on a price and product that met my needs. They even provided me my training at an hourly rate cheaper than I found anywhere on the planet. When it came time to submitting paperwork the owner Tom was available and flexible to my requests and desires. He always returned calls and emails within the day, and usually within the hour. When navigating the difficult terrain of studying , testing and certifying Helicopter Academy was the best option for me because they not only had the knowledge I needed, but were SO easy to get a hold of and SO responsive. Kudos to them to giving customer service that far exceeded my expectations. I could not be more pleased.
Helicopter Ratings offered
We offer helicopter instruction for the following ratings:
- Helicopter Career Pilot Training Program
- Private Pilot License
- Instrument Rating
- Commercial Pilot Certificate
- Flight Instructor
- Ground School
- Instrument Flight Instructor
- Long Line - Vertical Reference (Part 133, External Loads)
- Add-on Ratings