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Is Ground School Required For Private Pilots?

Is Ground School Required For Private Pilots? helicopter pilot completes requirements for private pilot license

Ground school is required for private pilots only if you’re training with a FAA Part 141 flight school, but a quality ground school course offers more benefits than just meeting the requirements for your private pilot’s license.

What’s it like to be a helicopter pilot?

What’s it like to be a helicopter pilot? helicopter pilot

This morning I awoke from a cold sweat from a nightmare that would not leave me. In seconds the moment is clear and the visions were not a nightmare at all. They were memories of a former life stuck beneath fluorescent lights, trapped inside of a cubicle, monotonously repeating the same tasks over and over […]

Make Your First Helicopter Experience A Great One: 6 Things To Know Before Your First Helicopter Ride

Make Your First Helicopter Experience A Great One: 6 Things To Know Before Your First Helicopter Ride things to know before your first helicopter ride

Gearing up for your first helicopter ride can be exciting (and a little nerve-wracking)! As your flight date approaches, you may find yourself with a handful of burning questions about what the experience will be like, what to wear, and how you can prepare for your first helicopter ride. Read on for our top six […]

5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Helicopter Enthusiasts

5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Helicopter Enthusiasts helicopter gifts

Flying is often associated with traveling to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, but for helicopter enthusiasts, aviation is always on the mind! This year, you can bask in the delight of surprising the ambitious aviator in your life with these five unique holiday gift ideas. From private tours to new apparel, read on […]

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Helicopter Online Ground School Course

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Helicopter Online Ground School Course helicopter online ground schools

Training to become a helicopter pilot? Flight school is an investment, and your ground school course is no different. Opting for an online ground school course can save you money while still providing the same (or better!) high-quality training of an in-person course. While online courses offer unique advantages to their in-person counterparts, it might […]

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 […]