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Flight Schools by Country

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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

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CANADA

 

  BC Helicopters at Abbotsford, B.C., provides commercial all-in-one flight training as well as private, mountain, foreign conversion, commercial night, Bell 206, and add-on training. Training is provided in the Schweizer 300CBi, Robinson R44, Bell 206, and Guimbal Cabri. More information is available on their website: www.bchelicopters.com.
  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.
  Helicopters Canada in North Bay, Ontario offers private, commercial, night, add-on, recurrent, and foreign conversion flight training. For more information call 705-494-HELI or visit www.helicopterscanada.com.
  Okanagan Mountain Helicopters in Kelowna, British Columbia offers a range of flight training courses in the R22 and R44. The Bell 206 is offered for endorsements and advanced training. Courses include private, commercial, instructor, and mountain courses. All commercial courses require a valid Class I medical certificate. For more information, please call (250) 491-9359, or view their website at www.okheli.ca.
  TRK Heli, Langley Field just outside of Vancouver, B.C., offers advanced flight training for Bell 206 and AS350 endorsements, mountain flying, and slinging/long line training. For more info, visit www.trkhelicopters.com.
  Tech Helicopters Ltd. in Prince George, BC, has been offering flight training since 1996. Courses include private, commercial, and advanced training. For more info, please call 250.963.8211 or email training@techhelicopters.com. Website: www.techhelicopters.com.

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UNITED STATES

 

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.
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Guidance Aviation is an FAA approved Part 141 helicopter flight training institution with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Each flight operation has a collegiate partner through which graduates earn both their FAA certificates and ratings (CFI-I) to become professional helicopter pilots, as well as their Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), Aviation Technology - Helicopter Pilot Operations. Through its collegiate partner programs, eligible U.S. Military Veterans may utilize GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training and collegiate studies Guidance Aviation maintains a fleet of 23+ aircraft including Robinson R22, R44,and R66 turbine helicopters. For more information, please contact student services at: 866-535-5770 or email: studentservices@guidance.aero. Website: www.guidance.aero.
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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.
Arkansas  
  Arkansas Helicopters LLC operates out of Springdale. They offer private, commercial, and CFI training in a Robinson R44 under part 61. More information may be found at http://www.arhelicopters.com, or by calling Camron McAhren at (479) 365-3640.
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Anthelion Helicopters is owned and operated by a Whirly-Girl and located out of Airflite FBO at Long Beach Airport in Southern California. They operate R22 and R44 aircraft as well as an Enstrom. The Robinsons are used for their instrument program, along with an Elite Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) that can account for simulated instrument training requirements. They provide private through ATP training. For more information, email info@anthelionhelicopters.com or go to http://www.anthelionhelicopters.com/.
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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
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Group3 Aviation in Van Nuys. Offering FAA Approved Helicopter Flight Training, Sightseeing Tours, 135 Charter and Film Production since 1993. Aircraft: Robinson R44 Raven II IFR, Schweizer 300CBi, Bell 206BII; and Frasca TruFlite Helicopter Training Device. Part 133, Part 135 and Part 141 Approved. Helicopter Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) on staff. Private, instrument, commercial, flight instructor, ATP and external load training courses available. Add-ons. Helicopter ATP & Foreign Conversions. FAA Designated Computer Testing Center for all FAA Knowledge Tests. SEVIS Approved for M1 Visas and VA Approved for GI Bill Benefits. Owner/Operator is WG #1200 Claudia Herrera-Lowry. www.group3aviation.com
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. View their website at www.lahelicopters.com.
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Mazzei Flying Service in Fresno provides helicopter and airplanes courses. For more information, visit www.flymfs.com.
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Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance provides renowned Pilot Safety Courses as well as maintenance courses for government-license airframe mechanics, or foreign equivalent. View the schedule and specifics at their website: www.robinsonheli.com. They are also 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. Visit their website at www.rotoraviation.com.
  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.
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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. They are strong supporters of the Whirly-Girls, and the Mountain Training Scholarship is performed here. Phone (909) 829-1056, or visit their website at www.westernhelicopters.com.
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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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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 provides flight training in Newark. Find out more from their website: www.horizonhelo.com.
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Bristow Academy is located in Titusville, Florida. 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 300CBi's, Robinson R44's, and Bell 206 aircraft. FAA and EASA, military training, night vision goggles, turbine transitions, G500, external load. Authorized to issue M-1 and F-1 visas to foreign students. 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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Florida Helicopters offers training from Private to ATP initial, with add-on courses in the R-22 and R-44. Their website is florida-helicopters.com, and Michelle Payne, WG #1682, is the General Manager. Florida Helicopters is located at 5525 NW 15th Ave, Suite 302 at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Their phone is 954-938-5386.
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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. 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 provides sales, service, charter, flight training. Find out more online: www.tomlinsonaviation.com.
Georgia  
  Prestige Helicopters in Atlanta provides helicopter tours, training, sales, and charters. Call 770-458-6047 or view www.prestigehelicopters.com for more details.
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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.
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Novictor Helicopters in Honolulu was founded by Whirly-Girl #1584 and CEO Nicole Vandelaar. They offer customized flight instruction for private, commercial, and CFI certificates in the Robinson R44 helicopter. They also offer demo flights and tours. More information may be found at their website: www.novictorhelicopters.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
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
  AM Air Service, LLC at Schaumburg Airport (06C). They provide Bell 47-G2A-1, Scenic Tours/Rides, Photography, Aerial Survey. Call for pricing & availability: Phone 847.602.1888. You can view their website at www.amairservice.com.
  Midwest Helicopter Academy in Sauget provides a range of helicopter courses and is partnered with Saint Louis University, allowing you to train while earning a degree. They provide training in Robinson R22 and R44 aircraft. For more information, access their website at www.flymidwest.com.
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 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  
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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
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Guidance Aviation is an FAA approved Part 141 helicopter flight training institution with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Each flight operation has a collegiate partner through which graduates earn both their FAA certificates and ratings (CFI-I) to become professional helicopter pilots, as well as their Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), Aviation Technology - Helicopter Pilot Operations. Through its collegiate partner programs, eligible U.S. Military Veterans may utilize GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training and collegiate studies Guidance Aviation maintains a fleet of 23+ aircraft including Robinson R22, R44,and R66 turbine helicopters. For more information, please contact student services at: 866-535-5770 or email: studentservices@guidance.aero. Website: www.guidance.aero.
  The South Louisiana Community College International School of Aviation Excellence offers a Professional Pilot Program incorporating private, instrument, commercial, CFI, and CFII training at its location in New Iberia. For more information, visit their website: solacc.edu/about/corporate-college/international-school-aviation-excellence.
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  Blue Hill Helicopters provides flight training and aviation services in the Schweizer 300CBi and the Robinson R44. They are located at 106 Access Road, Norwood, MA 02062. Phone: 781-688-0263. More information is available at their website: www.bluehillhelicopters.com
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Maryland  
  Advanced Helicopter Concepts provides flight training in Frederick. Phone for more information at 301-694-5313, or view their website: www.advancedhelicopter.com. You can also 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 R22 Beta II, with the option of transitioning to the R44, or build affordable Instrument time in their Elite TH-100 Simulator with Advanced ATD Certification. 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. Call to schedule a meeting: 410-491-4354.
Michigan  
  HeliFlight of Michigan in Troy offers flight training in R22s and R44s, rides, sight-seeing, special event flights, sales and more. View their website at www.heliflightofmichigan.com.
Minnesota  
  Complete Helicopters, Inc. provides flight training and other services in Blaine. Phone: 763-780-2898, or view their website: www.completehelicopters.com.
  Hummingbird Aviation, LLC provides flight training in their Sikorsky S300CB and their FlyIt flight simulator. They are located at Flying Cloud Airport in eden Prairie. You can fiew their website at www.hummingbirdhelicopters.us.
  Lake Superior Helicopters in Duluth, Minnesota offers private, commercial, and CFI courses under part 141 and part 61. They also provide instrument, CFII, ATP, external load, and turbine transition courses under part 61. They operate their 3 R44's and 1 R22 out of Duluth International Airport at 4525 Airport Approach Road, Duluth, MN 55811. Call 218-461-2857 or visit www.lakesuperiorhelicopters.com for more information.

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Northern Skies Aviation provides flight training as well as part 135 charter and part 133 long line services in Laurel. Their helicopter training is in the Schweizer 300C. They have 141 approval and are VA approved, offering private through ATP and mountain-flying courses. The school is located 15 miles west of Billings, and they can arrange housing and use of courtesy car. View their website at www.northernskies.com
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 altitude 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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  Seacoast Helicopters www.seacoasthelos.com is a VA approved Part 141 helicopter flight school offering flight instruction for rotorcraft private, commercial, instrument rating, ATP, CFI and CFII ratings. Starting 2015, Seacoast Helicopters in conjunction with Great Bay Community College offers an Associate of Science Degree in Aviation Technology Helicopter (ATH). Seacoast Helicopters is located at Pease International Tradeport, 44 Durham Street, Portsmouth. Call 1-800-SC-HELOS or email info@seacoasthelos.com for more information.
New Jersey  
  Helicopter Flight Services provides training in Schweizer 300 aircraft in Medford. Phone (609) 265-0822 E-mail heliflightserv@hotmail.com or view their website at www.helicopterflightservices.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! Whirly-Girl Heather Howley WG #1392 is the Chief Pilot and CEO! They have two locations: Stewart Airport (KSWF) in New Windsor (845-549-3755), and Saratoga Airport in Ballston Spa (845-549-3755). View the website at 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). Flight training is conducted in the Robinson R-44. 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: 866-445-5434, website: www.wingsairhelicopters.com
North Carolina  
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 trains in the Robinson R22 and provides aviation services also in a Bell 206. The company has been in operation since 1978. For more information, call 704-529-4677 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
Oregon   
alt Hillsboro Aero Academy has three campuses in Oregon located in Hillsboro, OR; Troutdale, OR; and Prineville, OR. Since 1980, thousands of professional pilots from over 75 countries have graduated from their training courses. They are one of the largest helicopter and airplane flight schools in the US with a strong reputation in the industry for producing high-quality pilots. Several WGs are alumni. Contact: 503.726.3000 or email flightschool@flyhaa.com. Their website is www.flyhaa.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 with individualized instruction at affordable prices. 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. They also offer fixed wing, UAV/UAS, and long line training as well as instruction in their Elite TH-100 simulator. They are the sponsors of the annual Jerry Trimble Helicopters Touchdown Autorotation Contest. Contact Jerry at 503-577-6371 or jerry@jerrytrimblehelicopters.com. Website:  jerrytrimblehelicopters.com
  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 
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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.
Texas   
alt Alamo Helicopters offers FAA part 61 and part 141 flight training at Stinson Municipal Airport (KSSF, Class D) in San Antonio. They also have a satellite office in Austin. They provide professional training from private through CFII using Robinson R22 and R44 aircraft. They also offer tours of the San Antonio and Austin areas, FAA part 135 charter services, and other commercial helicopter services. For more information, please call 866-205-7084, or visit their website at www.alamohelicoptertours.com. Alamo Helicopters, Stinson Municipal Airport, 8535 Mission Road, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78714
alt Long-time sponsors of Whirly-Girl scholarships, Airbus Helicopters (formerly American Eurocopter) has extensive facilities in Grand Prairie. This location serves as the company headquarters and is the location for the Airbus Flight Training Scholarship. More information about the company is available at their website: www.airbushelicoptersinc.com.
  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 The corporate headquarters for Bell Helicopter is in Ft. Worth, where they provide training in Bell products. Bell Helicopter is a strong supporter of the Whirly-Girls. More information about the company made be found at their website: www.bellhelicopter.com.
alt FlightSafety International provides a range of training in a wide range of simulation equipment. They are long-time supporters of the Whirly-Girls by providing the Instrument Refresher Course Scholarship at their Ft. Worth location. Their simulators include Bell 222/230, Bell 212, Bell 412, and Bell 430. More information may be found at their website: www.flightsafety.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
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 American Helicopters, Inc. offers FAA Part 141 and Part 61 professional helicopter flight training at Manassas Regional Airport in Northern Virginia. They offer training in the Robinson R22 and R44 for the Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Flight Instructor ratings as well as turbine training in the Bell Jet Ranger. For more information, call 703-368-9599 or view their website: www.americanheli.com.
alt Hampton Roads Helicopters offers FAA Part 61 professional helicopter flight training at Hampton Roads Executive Airport in Southeastern Virginia. They offer training in the Robinson R22, R44, and R66 for the private, instrument, commercial, flight instructor, and ATP ratings. For more information, call 757-488-9044 or view their website: hrheli.com.
Washington   
alt Classic Helicopter Corp has been training helicopter pilots since 1982. They provide part 141 and 61 training in the R22 at Boeing Field in Seattle. Call 206-767-0515 or view their website at www.classicheli.com.
alt Helicopters NorthWest provides flight training in the R22 and R44. They are located at Boeing Field, Bremerton National Airport, and Paine Field. Private, commercial, instrument, CFI, and CFII training is available. For more information, visit their website: www.helicoptersnw.com

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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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