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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 […]

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 […]