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Do Online Ground Schools Need FAA Approval?

Do Online Ground Schools Need FAA Approval? online ground schools

Online ground schools offer unique advantages for students looking to become helicopter pilots. In addition to flexible scheduling and virtual access to course materials, online courses typically cost less than traditional in-person ground school options. There are benefits and drawbacks to both, which is why it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each […]

Witness New York State’s Spectacular Fall Foliage with a Private Helicopter Tour

Witness New York State’s Spectacular Fall Foliage with a Private Helicopter Tour hudson valley fall foliage tour

Fall in New York is truly a sight to behold. Blazing colors of red, orange, and yellow leaves adorn the mountains and valleys from the Hudson Valley region all the way upstate. The best way to see these spectacular landscapes is aboard a private helicopter, of course!  Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our […]

Your Helicopter Intro Flight: 8 Things to Expect

Your Helicopter Intro Flight: 8 Things to Expect introductory helicopter flight lesson

Prepare to take to the skies! The first step on your journey to receiving your helicopter pilot’s license is an introductory flight, sometimes referred to as a discovery flight. This is your first chance to experience the thrill of flying. While seated alongside a certified flight instructor, this introductory helicopter flight lesson includes your active […]

In-Person or Online Helicopter Ground School: Choosing the Right One for You

In-Person or Online Helicopter Ground School: Choosing the Right One for You online helicopter ground school

After your discovery flight, the next step on your journey to receiving your private pilot certification is ground school. Helicopter ground school will not only prepare you to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) knowledge and oral exams, but will also provide foundational understanding that will shape your ability as a pilot for years to […]

End-of-Summer Activities for the Whole Family: Plan your Hudson Valley Aviation Adventure

End-of-Summer Activities for the Whole Family: Plan your Hudson Valley Aviation Adventure Helicopter ride at Hudson Valley Balloon Festival

Summer is in full swing, but it won’t be long before the kids go back to school. If you’re looking for some ideas to plan a last family-friendly adventure before the end of the summer, we have you covered! Whether your family loves aviation, the outdoors, or spending time together and learning new things, here […]

Join our Team

Join our Team

Seeking a talented and positive helicopter flight instructor to join our team We exist in an environment that is part ultra professional, part relaxed atmosphere. As a flight school we pride ourselves on producing good pilots and not just helping pilots pass a check ride. Students are our family, and respect is a key element of our […]

Online Course is now 10% off!

Online Course is now 10% off!

Our Helicopter Online course is geared to prepare you for the Oral and Written exam for the Private Pilot license!  We now have the R22 and the R44 modules published with more content constantly being added! Stage 1 covers all your helicopter basics and Stage 2 covers weather and weather services! It’s a great tool […]

Join our Team!

Seeking a talented and positive helicopter mechanic to join our team.  We exist in an environment that is part ultra professional, part relaxed atmosphere.  A Positive, team oriented, forward thinking attitude is mandatory. Full time, variable schedule. Minimum Requirements: FAA Airframe and Powerplant MechanicRHC Course completedProficient with windows operating system and MS office suite.Experience with both Robinson […]