Flight Schools

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AUSTRALIA

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Becker Helicopters, owed by Jan Becker, one of the few female owner/operators of a helicopter flight school. Offering helicopter flight training; 20 titles of training videos; books; advanced flying (e.g. sling load, mountains, safety courses) in Queensland, Australia. Internationally accredited.
  Aeropower FlightSchool is located just north of Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Private and Commercial licences are offered using R22, R44 and 300 CBi aircraft. The flight school is part of a larger international helicopter operation and has its own engineering division onsite. Government Accredited. Located just outside controlled airspace so minimum of hassles and delays while still easy access to busy airspace for training. Enjoy learning to fly in sunny Queensland and enjoy a top tourist destination at the same time. Very competitive rates and smiling staff. www.aeropower.com.au. www.twitter.com/aeropower

CANADA

 

  BC Helicopters at Abbotsford, B.C., flight training and Schweizer Helicopter dealership on the west coast of Canada. Further contact: heli1@telus.net
  Canadian Helicopters International Flight School is located out of Buttonville (CYKZ) Ontario, just north of Toronto. They operate three RH22's, one RH44, and one BH206 Jet Ranger. They currently have two full time ground instructors and two full time flight instructors, one being a class one Transport Canada flight examiner. Maintenance is done in house with their full time AME. Their Address is 2833 - 16th Avenue, Box 210, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0P8. Phone:905-415-8090, Fax: 905-415-8129. www.canadianhelicopters.com
  Central Helicopter Training Academy offers commercial, private, instructor, instrument, night and advanced training. They utilize the R22, R44 as primary trainers and offer endorsements on the Bell 206 and AS 350,355. Located in a new 12,000 sq ft hanger, they are at St. Thomas Municipal Airport, 44989 Talbot Line, St. Thomas, Ontario, N5P 3S7 www.centralhelicoptertraining.com
  The staff at Chinook Helicopters have been teaching women and men to fly helicopters in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver since 1982. Career training is offered on R44 Raven II, Bell 47 G2 and Bell 206B helicopters as well as a full roster of advanced and recurrent training. Contact company managers Cathy and Lynn Press at 1.888.855.1101 or online at chinook@chinookhelicopters.com with any or all of your questions about helicopter flight training. You can visit them at www.chinookhelicopters.com.
  Coast Mountain Helicopters Ltd. offers Private, Commercial, Instructor, Recurrent and Mountain training. They are at 457 Heron Place, Campbell River, BC V9W 6W3 Canada. www.coastmountainheli.com
  Helicopters Canada in North Bay, Ontario offers flight training. For more information call 705-494-HELI or visit www.helicopterscanada.com.
  Heli-Canada flight training school, web site: www.helicanadatraining.com. Located in North Bay, Ontario Canada
  Modak Aviation Inc., in London, Ontario offers primary and advanced training in Canada to both FAA and Transport Canada standards, in Schweizer 300C and Bell 206 helicopters. Contact the business office for more information.
  TRK Heli, Langley Field just outside of Vancouver, B.C., offers flight training. For more info, visit www.trkhelicopters.com.
  Tech Helicopters Ltd. in Prince George, BC, has been offering flight training for 16 years. For more info, please call 250.963.8211 or email training@techhelicopters.com. Website: www.techhelicopters.com.

UNITED STATES

 

New Mexico 
Alaska  
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Learn Here, Fly Anywhere! That's the slogan for Alyeska Helicopters, LLC., located on Merrill Field (PAMR) in Anchorage, Alaska. Their goal is personalized flight instruction customized to meet the individual needs of the students. They train to the highest level and are committed to producing highly competent, well-trained pilots with an uncompromised dedication to safety when entering the aviation community and the competitive job market. The uniquely challenging Alaskan conditions provide students with extra skills in mountains, rough terrain and adverse weather flying. Now VA certified with programs ranging from Private through CFII (initial and add-on) in Part 141 and Part 61. Robinson R22 Beta II and R44 Raven I helicopters. Find them at www.alyeskahelicopters.com and www.facebook.com/alyeska.helicopters, or call 907-277-2007.
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Tanalian Aviation Inc. is based out of Merrill (PAMR)at 2600 E 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK, 99501. They are working on outreach programs to the south-west villages and communities. An R22 Mariner II is available for part 61 training: private, commercial (initial or add-on), and -- coming soon -- CFI. The aircraft can be fitted with floats and hook for sling-load training. If the student provides his/her own aircraft, instrument training and fixed wing training will also be available. Their mission is to provide each student with a program tailored specifically to him/her: safe, efficient and enjoyable training with excellent customer service that our students/customers deserve. Website: www.tanalianaviation.com and/or www.tanalianaviation.net. Please call 907-280-8023 for more information.
Arizona  
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Guidance Helicopters in Prescott. FAR Part 141 approved for private, commercial, commercial add-on, instrument and CFI; CFII 141 approval pending. Training provided in R22 and R22. VA approved. For more information phone: 1-877-2FLY-GHI or (928) 443-9370. E-mail:inquiry@guidancehelicopters.com.
  Premier Helicopters of Scottsdale. Call: 602-690-9043 or visit the website at www.premierheli.com
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Universal Helicopters (UHI) provides helicopter flight training in the R22, R44, and S300C. Private through ATP at five flight school locations: Camarillo, CA; Scottsdale and Prescott AZ; Dodge City, KS; and Provo, UT. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has selected UHI as the exclusive provider of the Helicopter Flight Training Program to students at the University's Prescott, AZ, campus. Part 141 approved. Autorotation, Full Down refresher, and Mountain Flying courses in Prescott AZ. VA approved in Prescott, AZ and Provo, UT. Three Designated Pilot Examiners on staff. They are approved to issue qualified international students with SEVIS I-20 letters for M1 training visas. Contact info@universalheli.com, I-866-I FLY UHI, (1 866 435 9844), www.universalheli.com.
California  
  Civic Helicopters in San Diego.
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Corporate Helicopters of San Diego is a part 61 and Part 141 Flight School mainly training in the Robinson R22 and R44. They also have a new FLYIT Simulator. For more information, email sales@corporatehelicopters.com or go to www.corporatehelicopters.com.
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Elite Helicopter Tours is located in Van Nuys California. They offer Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII, and mountain training. Their facility includes Robinson R22 Beta II’s, Robinson R44 Raven II’s, Bell 206, Flyit Simulator, and a High Performance Cirrus SR22 for fixed wing training. Each of Elite’s Flight Instructors are high time, motivated individuals who are focused on providing “Elite” class training. Their goal is to provide a safe and fun atmosphere while turning out quality pilots. http://www.elitehelicoptertours.com/los-angeles-helicopter-training/
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Golden Gate Helicopters in San Jose, www.goldengatehelicopters.com. They offer training in the R22 and R44 from private to ATP. For more information, e-mail: info@goldengatehelicopters.com
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Group3 Aviation in Van Nuys. Rotorcraft and fixed-wing training in Cessna, Robinson R22/44, Schweizer 300CB, Bell 206BII; Part 61 and 141. Professional pilot programs. Financing available. Owner/Operator is WG #1200 Claudia Herrera-Lowry.
  Heli Class Helicopter Services in Van Nuys.
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Helinet Aviation Services in Van Nuys.
alt Jerry Trimble Helicopters is located in Thermal and has two other branches in in McMinnville, OR and Smithville, TX. At Thermal, they teach in the R-22 and say they offer individualized instruction at a price that can't be beat. They have been in the industry for over 30 years and love teaching. Private, commercial, instrument, CFI and CFII training is offered as well as touchdown auto training. Contact Jerry at 503-577-6371 or jerry@jerrytrimblehelicopters.com. Website:  jerrytrimblehelicopters.com
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L. A. Helicopters in Long Beach. Providing all levels of helicopter flight instruction in Robinson products and Long Line Vertical Reference Training. Visit their new training facility in a new and improved location! CFI Lisa Brand Di Giovanna WG #740. www.lahelicopters.com.
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Mazzei Flying Service in Fresno.
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Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance. Generous sponsors of Whirly-Girl scholarships.
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Rotor Aviation in Long Beach. Instruction in R22 and R44 helicopters; photo flights; aerial tours; charters. Several WGs have worked here.
  Specialized Helicopters at 150 Aviation Way, Suite 101, Watsonville, CA 95076 Phone: 831-763-2244 Fax: 831-761-2244 Website www.specializedheli.com Email: chris@specializedheli.com
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Universal Air Academy in Los Angeles has been owned and operated by WG #654 Monica Bergenstrom since 1997. The helicopter school is located at French Valley airport in beautiful vine country in Temecula, CA. Email: usaacademy@earthlink.net.
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Universal Helicopters (UHI) provides helicopter flight training in the R22, R44, and S300C. Private through ATP at five flight school locations: Camarillo, CA; Scottsdale and Prescott AZ; Dodge City, KS; and Provo, UT. Three Designated Pilot Examiners on staff. They are approved to issue qualified international students with SEVIS I-20 letters for M1 training visas. Contact info@universalheli.com, I-866-I FLY UHI, (1 866 435 9844), www.universalheli.com.
  USA Academy of Aviation Inc.
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Western Helicopters, Inc., in Rialto, California (L67), offers flight training in their Sikorsky S300C and MDHC MD500D helicopters. Their Part 141-approved courses include Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Mountain Training, Vertical Reference Training, Turbine Transition and Emergency Procedures. Phone (909) 829-1056, or visit their website at www.westernhelicopters.com.
  Zemlock Helicopter Service in Chino.
   
Colorado  
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Colorado Heli-Ops operates a Schweizer 300C and Robinson R44 at their base at 11844 Corporate Way in Broomfield. Please call 303-466-heli (4354) for more information or visit their website at www.coloradoheliops.com.
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Rotors of the Rockies in Broomfield. Based at Jefferson County Airport. They offer full training initial through CFI, CFII and ATP with an examiner or staff. If you have any questions, please call 303-635-0496.
Connecticut  
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Established in 1974, North East Helicopters Flight Training (NEH) is one of the oldest helicopter flight training schools in the country, and offers flight training for all FAA certificates and ratings under Parts 141 and 61. Examiners are readily available. NEH trains in Robinson R22’s and Schweizer 300CBi’s. NEH is an Authorized Service Center and a Schweizer sales center. It's great fun to fly helicopters in New England!
Delaware  
  Horizon Helicopters in Newark.
Florida  
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Ameri-Copter in Ft. Lauderdale has merged with Ocean Helicopters, Inc. Pamela Landis, WG #979, is part owner, VP, and Chief Pilot. Check them out at www.ameri-copter.com or call 561-625-1900.
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Aquila Aviation LLC at Keystone Airport. One hour from Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach and ten minutes from Gainesville.
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Bristow Academy has three locations: Titusville, Florida; New Iberia, Louisiana; Gloucester, UK. Call: 800-686-4080 or take a look at www.heli.com. Whirly-Girls both teach and study here. Part 61 and 141, from private through CFII in Schweizer 300CB/CBi's, Robinson R22's, and Bell 206 aircraft. FAA and JAA, military training, night vision goggles, turbine transitions, G500, external load. Authorized to issue M-1 and F-1 visas to foreign students. VA approved. For more information, email info@heli.com or call 321-567-0392.
  Cloud 9 Helicopters, North County General Aviation Airport, 11610 Aviation Blvd, Suite B2, West Palm Beach, Florida; 561-799-3636
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Ocean Helicopters, Inc. has merged with Ameri-Copter. Their address is 11550 Aviation Blvd., Suite 1, West Palm Beach, FL 33412, 561-625-1900. Pamela Landis, WG #979, is part owner, VP, and Chief Pilot. They offer part 61 and 141 flight training in R22, R44, Schweizers, Jet Rangers. www.oceanhelicopters.com.
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Palm Beach Helicopters, 2615 Lantana Road Suite A, Lantana, Florida 33462. Office 561-304-1491.
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Tomlinson Aviation, Inc in Ormond Beach.Sales, service, charter, flight training
  Tropical Helicopters at Leesburg Regional Airport. Flight training, aerial photography, tours, survey operations and maintenance.
Georgia  
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Air Atlanta Helicopters, 1951 Airport Rd Atlanta, GA, 30341. Air Atlanta Helicopters is a full service helicopter facility. They specialize in all things helicopter: Flight Training - part 61 and 141, part 135 Charter Service, Tours, Aerial Photography, Aerial Video, Maintenance and much more.
  Middle Georgia College in Eastman offers a complete training experience, including ground schools that are fully accredited by the University of Georgia, and all levels of training, Private to CFII. They hold a Part 133 Certificate and offer a course in NVGs (night vision goggles). Associates and Bachelors degrees are offered, including an air traffic control degree program, as well as a part 141 fixed wing program. Programs for airframe and powerplant certificates are also available. Their Schweitzer 300CBi helicopters are fully outfitted, and all include dual Garmin 430s. See www.mgc.edu/aviation/helicopter.
  Prestige Helicopters in Atlanta. Call 770-458-6047.
Hawaii  
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Mauna Loa Helicopters is an FAA Part 141 flight school with bases on two Hawaiian islands: Oahu and the Big Island. Hawaii offers convenient flight practice areas, uncongested airspace, and one of the most dynamic training environments in the world. From mountains up to 13,796 feet (4,200 meters), to constantly changing weather conditions, an active volcano, ridge and valley flying, and busy airspace with Honolulu International (the nation’s 11th busiest airport), Hawaii is an exceptional place for helicopter flight training. Mauna Loa Helicopters offers Instrument, Instrument Instructor and Airline Transport Pilot Courses as well as external load training. They pride themselves on providing the amenities of the largest pilot training schools with highly personalized levels of instruction. Training is provided in R22 and R44 aircraft. Website: www.maunaloahelicopters.com.
Idaho  
  Utah Helicopter located in Idaho Falls ID, 2381 Foote Dr. (208)227-0300. Also located in Pocatello ID, 1503 "A" Flightline (208)233-4365. Please note additional sites in Utah. Website: www.utahhelicopter.com
Iowa  
  Iowa Helicopter: R22 and R44 instruction, private through CFI. Contact John McLaughlin at 515-240-8138 or www.iowahelicopter.com
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P & N Flight & Charter in Marion. Provides courses for Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, and ATP. Enstrom Helicopters.
Illinois  
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Sun Aero Helicopters, Inc in Chicago, IL is located at Lansing Municipal Airport and offers flight instruction in R22 and R44.  They also offer turbine transition, photo, sight seeing, and charter. Phone:708-895--8958 Email:sunaeroheli@cs.com. www.sunaerohelicopters.com
  Central Illinois Air Corporation in Mattoon. Providing private, commercial and CFI training in Schweizer 300CB
  AM Air Servive, LLC at Schaumburg Airport (06C). Bell 47-G2A-1, Scenic Tours/Rides, Photography, Aerial Survey. Call for pricing & availability: Phone 847.602.1888.
  Rotors and Wings Aviation is a Part 61 and 141 Helicopter and Airplane training company located 45 minutes South of Chicago. They teach all helicopter ratings and use Schweizer and Robinson helicopters. Website: www.rotorsandwings.us 888-693-7203.
Kansas  
  KC Copters trains exclusively in Robinson Helicopters and offers the following courses: Private Helicopter Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Helicopter Pilot, and Certified Flight Instructor. Their focus on safety through their exclusive Flying Smart program develops superior judgment and risk management skills. KC Copters is located in a brand new facility at Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, Kansas near Kansas City. Owned by a pilot with over 9,000 hours of helicopter time and over 20,000 hours of total flight time, KC Copters provides quality training based upon real world experience. Website: www.kccopters.com
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Universal Helicopters (UHI) provides helicopter flight training in the R22, R44, and S300C. Private through ATP at five flight school locations: Dodge City, KS; Camarillo, CA; Scottsdale and Prescott AZ;and Provo, UT. Three Designated Pilot Examiners on staff. They are approved to issue qualified international students with SEVIS I-20 letters for M1 training visas. Contact info@universalheli.com, I-866-I FLY UHI, (1 866 435 9844), www.universalheli.com.
Louisiana  
alt Bristow Academy has three locations: New Iberia, Louisiana; Titusville, Florida; Gloucester, UK. Call: 800-686-4080 or take a look at www.heli.com. Whirly-Girls both teach and study here. Part 61 and 141, from private through CFII in Schweizer 300CB/CBi's, Robinson R22's, and Bell 206 aircraft. FAA and JAA, military training, night vision goggles, turbine transitions, G500, external load. Authorized to issue M-1 and F-1 visas to foreign students. VA approved. For more information, call 337-364-8909.
  Crescent City Helicopters at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans (KNEW) at the Flightline First FBO. They can offer R-22 flight training at $225.00 per hour dual and $210.00 per hour solo. Please contact Burt Lattimore at 504-914-5955. Website: www.crescentcityhelicopters.com
Massachusetts  
  Blue Hill Helicopters, 106 Access Road, Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 781-688-0263 Website: www.bluehillhelicopters.com
alt North Andover Flight Academy, Lawrence Airport, North Andover, MA 01845. 5% off lessons for Whirly-Girls! Phone: 978-689-7600 Website: www.northandoverflightacademy.com Email: info@northandoverflightacademy.com
Maryland  
  Advanced Helicopter Concepts in Frederick. Phone: 301-694-5313. Website: www.advancedhelicopter.com or email: rachael@advancedhelicopter.com
  Monumental Helicopters in Fort Meade. Minutes from Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, DC, their school is woman owned, and the CFIIs provide personal, professional attention in a real-world, commercial environment. One-on-one instruction and easy scheduling allows you to progress at your own pace. Learn to fly in their newly-overhauled R22 Beta II, with the option of transitioning to the R44, or build affordable Instrument time in their Elite TH-100 Simulator. It's ‘state of the art,’ with a recent FAA Advanced ATD Certification, and is approved under 14 CFR part 61 for Instrument Rating: Up to 20 Hours
Private Pilot Certificate: Up to 2.5 Hours
Commercial Pilot Certificate: Up to 50 Hours
Airline Transport Pilot Certificate: Up to 25 Hours
Also Recent Flight Experience, Instrument Proficiency Check and Logged Flight Experience. Website: Monumental Helicopters, phone: 202-570-4354 They also offer R44 time for less than the cost of R22 time; after approval by our CFII staff, you can join them in real life commercial operations, flying with a CFI for $250 per Hobbs hour. Visit their hangar, office, and classrooms. Call to schedule a meeting or speak directly with one of our CFIIs: Chip Tayag, CFII 410-206-3681 chiptayag@gmail.com
Amanda Fouche,CFII 571-278-5099 fouche703@gmail.com
Mario Zunic ,CFII 310-849-5152 mario.zunic@gmail.com
Christia Raborn, 202-570-4354
Michigan  
  HeliFlight of Michigan in Troy. Offers flight training in R22s and R44s; rides; sight-seeing; special event flights; sales and more.
Minnesota  
  Complete Helicopters, Inc. in Blaine. Phone: 763-639-4986. www.completehelicopters.com
  Hummingbird Helicopters, LLC at Faribault Municipal Airport and Flying Cloud Airport.
Mississippi  
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Vortex Helicopters in Long Beach. Previous sponsors of a Whirly-Girl scholarship, in Long Beach, MS.
Missouri  
  Midwest Helicopters in Chesterfield. Robinson R22 and R44 flight training and CFI sign-offs; aerial photo, charter, tours and more. Examiner on staff; 135 air taxi operation.
  D&D Aviation in St. Louis offers flight training in Robinson helicopters at the St. Louis Downtown Airport. Call 314-540-5260 or visit: dandd-aviation.com.

Montana
 
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Northern Skies Aviation in Laurel. Schweizer 300 training; 141, VA approved; private through ATP and mountain-flying courses; located 15 miles west of Billings; will arrange housing and use of courtesy car.
Nevada  
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702 Helicopters Inc. provides helicopter flight training in the R22 and R44 for Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, CFII, and ATP. Based out of North Las Vegas with great year-round weather, you can get high density altitiude time and learn to fly in and around the busy Las Vegas airspace. All books and free unlimited ground instruction are included in the training package. Great time building rates as well if you're looking to do some flying while vacationing in Las Vegas. Photo flights and surveying also available. Contact: 702-338-9393 or info@702helicopters.com. Web address: www.702helicopters.com.
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Vegas Air Service, LLC. Quality instruction provides the proper foundation for good, safe, professional pilots. VAS provides flight training in R22 BetaII, R44 RavenII, and Schweizer 300 for Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, and Add-ons in the Las Vegas area. Training in high density altitude and mountainous areas. Fixed wing instruction and commercial work contracts also available. For more information: Email: info@vegasairservicellc.com, Phone: 702-453-0455, Web address: www.vegasairservicellc.com.
New Hampshire  
  Seacoast Helicopters www.seacoasthelos.com offers flight instruction for rotorcraft Private, Commercial, Instrument Rating, ATP, CFI and CFII ratings in accordance with FAR Part 61. They are aggressively pursuing an FAA 141 Air Agency Certificate to meet the training needs of all of their students. They are located at Pease International Tradeport, 44 Durham Street, Portsmouth. Call 1-800-SC-HELOS or email info@seacoasthelos.com for more information.
New Jersey  
  Core Helicopters is based at Linden Airport, the closest general aviation airport to New York City. They have two R22's and are expecting an R44 in January, 2013. Their services include aerial photography, tours, and flight instruction -- part 61 private, commercial, CFI and add-on ratings. Students have the advantage of three nearby Bravo airspaces, and the Hudson River and East River SFRA. They have a dedicated Robinson maintenance staff and great networking opportunities with news and charter helicopter companies. Please email info@coreheli.com or call 917-409-7404. Website: www.coreheli.com
  Helicopter Flight Services in Lumberton. Phone (609) 265-0822 E-mail heliflightserv@hotmail.com
  Enchantment Helicopters, Inc. offers flight training in New Mexico. For further information, please contact Karen Mora at (505)831-HELI (4354), or fax (505) 831-3805. You can also email at enchantmenthelicopters@q.com or view their website: www.enchantmenthelicopters.com
New York  
alt Independent Helicopters can help launch your aviation career. They offer quality flight training that is one-on-one and self-paced to accommodate the student’s needs. You’ll learn about aerodynamics, helicopter systems, meteorology, navigation, airport operations, and FAA regulations. Helicopter usage is growing at a rapid pace, and the future looks promising! Stewart Airport (KSWF) in Newburgh. 845-549-3755. www.independenthelicopters.com
  Wings Air is a Part 61 professional helicopter flight school and Part 135 certified commercial operator based out of White Plains, NY [KHPN]. Training operations are conducted exclusively in the Schweizer 300C and CBi; we have specifically chosen the 300 series for its superior safety, performance and comfort over the Robinson R-22. Whether your dream includes flying recreationally, flying to further your business or starting an aviation career, Wings Air is dedicated to giving you the tools, skills and knowledge to succeed as a licensed helicopter pilot. Ratings/Certificates Offered: Private, Commercial, ATP, Instrument, CFI/CFII, Helicopter Add-on. Phone: 1866-445-5434, website: www.wingsairhelicopters.com
North Carolina  
  Heli Xpress, LLC is a R44 RII helicopter flight school in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina at the Twin Lakes Airport. They have trained women and men, young and old, to fly the Robinson R44. They can provide people transition training into the R44, Commercial or Private add-on ratings, Private ratings from the beginning, Commercial and Flight Instructor ratings from the beginning. Address: 1105 Fork Bixby Rd, Advance, NC 27006. www.heli-xpress.com 
alt High Tide Helicopters offers Private and Commercial pilot training programs with personalized one-on-one ground instruction. Experience the stunning coastal vistas of the Cape Fear Region while learning to fly! All flight training is conducted in a Robinson R22. Conveniently located just 30 min south of Wilmington, NC at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island. Owned and operated by Jessica Ward, CFI, WG #1673. Visit www.hightidehelicopters.com, call 910-477-1926 or email jessica@hightidehelicopters.com.
alt North Carolina Helicopters Inc. and Queen City Helicopter Corp. are based out of their own FAA approved private Heliport in Gastonia, NC. The company has an R22 and R44 and has been in operation since 1978. They are in the process of updating the entire facility. Currently, they are a Part 61 flight school and are in the processing of finalizing their 141 approval. For more information, email nic.qcheli@gmail.com or view their website at www.qcheli.com
  Total Flight Solutions, previously known as North Carolina Rotor and Wing, trains in Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. They also have a relationship with Utah Valley University that enables students to secure education loans to fund their training while while working towards a two- or four-year degree in aviation science. For more information, please contact Operation Manager Robert Almon at (919) 497-5511. You can also fax (919) 853-7531, or view their website at www.totalflight.com
Ohio   
alt Precision Helicopter Services, Inc. in Cleveland. Train in instrument-rated Enstrom F28F-Turbos and Jet Ranger 206BIII. Training for Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, CFII, ATP and Turbine Transition. Whirly Girl #1133 Cathleen Bencin -Owner.
Oregon   
  Applebee Aviation, Inc. in Hillsboro. Offers private and professional flight training. Train in Hughes 300 and Hughes 500. Call toll-free at 1.866.311.HELI or visit the webpage for more information.
alt Avia Aviation in Corvallis. Phone 541-757-2842, training all levels of helicopter pilot in R22; fixed-wing training also available. Owner is Designated Practical Examiner giving check-rides. Complete pilot shop, fuel services (100LL and Jet-A) available. Member of Global Aviation Degree Program through UVSC (allows students to finance flight training). Contact Chief Flight Instructor for more info.
alt Hillsboro Aviation in Hillsboro. One of the largest flight centers in North America, offering flight school, executive charter, contract helicopter services, aircraft sales, parts and maintenance, avionics and pilot shop; 800-345-0949. Several WGs are alumni. Their website is www.hillsboroaviation.com
alt Jerry Trimble Helicopters is located in McMinnville and has opened two branches in Thermal, CA and Smithville, TX. The school currently has two R-22s and a R-44. They say they offer individualized instruction at a price that can't be beat. They have been in the industry for over 30 years and love teaching. Private, commercial, instrument, CFI and CFII training is offered as well as touchdown auto training. Contact Jerry at 503-577-6371 or jerry@jerrytrimblehelicopters.com. Website:  jerrytrimblehelicopters.com
alt Lane Community College in Eugene. Train and receive an AASD degree.
  Precision Flight Training, Inc. in Newberg has been training professional helicopter pilots since 1983. They offer both fixed-wing and helicopter training. They state their one-on-one approach, high standards, real world environment, and career orientation ensure that their graduates have the skills necessary to land their first jobs as pilots. Phone: (503) 537-0108. Website: www.flyprecision.com 
alt Sunset Helicopters in Aurora. Helicopter flight training in Schweizer 300C Private/commercial/add-on and agri support. www.sunsethelicopters.com or email: info@sunsethelicopters.com. Phone: 503-678-1813. 
Pennsylvania    
  K-Aviation Inc. at Smoketown Airport S37. Helicopter Instruction provided weekends by appointment in an Enstrom 280. Contact Dan at 484-340-0491.
alt Pocono Air Center in Tobyhanna. Providing flight instruction in Robinson R22 and R44; PAC offers customized helicopter training and customer support to enhance aviation safety. Owned and operated by Whirly-Girl 1297 Joanne Boyer. Phone: 570-656-8372.
South Carolina   
alt MG Aviation (KMGU) Part 135 Air Taxi, R-22 Authorized Dealer/Service Center, Pilot Services, Flight Training.
Tennessee    
  Valley Helicopter Services at McMinn County Airport. 
  Chattenooga Helicopters at Chattanooga Metropolitain Airport www.chattanoogahelicopters.com
Texas   
alt All American Helicopters in Denton, TX serving the Dallas/Forth Worth area. Part 141 FAA certified. VA Approved. Authorized to issue M-1 visas to foreign students. The Chief Pilot/Chief Flight Instructor is military trained (2 Star General) and has thousands of hours. All ratings taught. Training aircraft are fully instrumented Schweizer 300C and CBI models. www.allamericanhelicopters.com
alt American Eurocopter in Grand Praire.
  Apex Helicopters operates a part 61 helicopter flight training school utilizing the Robinson R22 and R44. They offer private, commercial, instrument, CFI, CFII as well as ATP flight training. In addition to their regular training programs, they also offer and external load and Ag training programs in the Robinson R44. www.apexhelicopters.net
alt Bell-Helicopter Textron in Ft. Worth. This is the location for the Bell Turbine Transition course scholarship.
  Brazos Helicopters in Bruceville, Texas. Phone: (254) 857-9260. Website: www.hothelicopters.com.
alt Flight Safety International in Ft. Worth. This is the location for the Instrument Refresher Course Scholarship. Bell 222/230, Bell 212, Bell 412, Bell 430.
alt Helicopter Services Inc. in Houston, Texas at the Hooks Airport. Phone: 281-370-4354. Website: www.heliserv.com
alt Jerry Trimble Helicopters is located in Smithville and has two other branches in in McMinnville, OR and Thermal, CA. At Smithville, they teach in the R-22 and say they offer individualized instruction at a price that can't be beat. They have been in the industry for over 30 years and love teaching. Private, commercial, instrument, CFI and CFII training is offered as well as touchdown auto training. Contact Jerry at 503-577-6371 or jerry@jerrytrimblehelicopters.com. Website:  jerrytrimblehelicopters.com
alt Summit Helicopters Located at Addison Airport in Dallas.
  Veracity Aviation operates R22 Beta IIs and R44 Ravens at 2475 Rudeloff Rd. in Seguin, Texas 78155. They offer Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, and CFII training. VA benefits accepted, 141 approved, and working on a Degree Program affiliation for students to obtain their bachelor’s and graduate with a CFII rating and as many hours as possible to be a valuable hire in the workplace. Website: home.veracityaviation.com Call 830.379.9800 for more information.
Utah   
alt Universal Helicopters (UHI) provides helicopter flight training in the R22, R44, and S300C. Private through ATP at five flight school locations: Camarillo, CA; Scottsdale and Prescott AZ; Dodge City, KS; and Provo, UT. VA approved in Provo, UT and Prescott, AZ. Three Designated Pilot Examiners on staff. We are approved to issue qualified international students with SEVIS I-20 letters for M1 training visas. Contact info@universalheli.com, I-866-I FLY UHI, (1 866 435 9844), www.universalheli.com.
alt Upper Limit Aviation provides helicopter training and utility services. Located at 619 North 2360 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. Phone: 801-596-7722, FAX: 801-596-2779. Website: www.upperlimitaviation.edu  
  Utah Helicopter located in Spanish Fork UT, 3450 N 56 E (801)794-2480. Alternate site also in West Jordan UT, 7220 S 4450 W (801)561-7972. Please note additional sites in Idaho. Website: www.utahhelicopter.com
Virginia   
alt Rocky Point Aviation in Roanoke. Northwest Regional Airport (52F), a helicopter flight school offering private, instrument, commercial, CFI, CFII and ATP training at competitive prices. Also offered are commercial services such as aerial photography, power/oil line patrol, and aerial survey. 
  Chesapeake Bay Helicopters in Chesapeake. FAA 141 approved helicopter flight training school, Phone 757-465-9936
Washington   
alt Classic Helicopter at Boeing Field in Seattle, 206-767-0515.
alt Helicopters NorthWest in Seattle, 206-767-0508. 
  Peninsula Helicopters NW in Bremerton provides private, instrument commercial, CFI and CFII training. Phone: 360-674-2001. Website: www.PeninsulaHelicoptersNW.com

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Caribbean Buzz Helicopters is owned and operated by Whirly-Girl Maria Rodriguez. Located in the Virgin Islands, they offer no obligation intro flights of 30 minutes, includes a simple briefing on basic helicopter flight and then onward to the helicopter for your hands-on experience. They offer on demand part 61 private, commercial, and CFI training in two R44 Clipper II aircraft. For more information, check their website: http://caribbean-buzz.com/helicopter-services/flight-training-in-the-virgin-islands/ or call (340) 775 7335. Fax: +1 (340) 774 7133. Location: 8202 Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, USVI 00802

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