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Category: Helicopter Flight School

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]