Helicopter Flight Training
At Hillsboro Aero Academy we provide helicopter flight training for pilots interested in EMS, firefighting, external load, tour operations and a number of other exciting careers. We have been offering flight training courses since 1980, and our graduates have gone on to fly for companies all around the world. Learning to fly can be an amazing experience, and we have the knowledge, courses and equipment to help you make your dream of flying a reality.
We currently maintain a fleet of over 20 training helicopters. We have the highest standards for our helicopter maintenance so you will always have access to safe and reliable aircraft. All of our aircraft are maintained in our FAA-approved repair station by factory-authorized mechanics.
Another key component of our training programs is using the latest flight simulator technology. Our instructors are trained to use all these tools to help you become a skilled pilot. Our students receive dedicated, one-on-one training from our instructors, and we are committed to providing a quality education and real-world skills.
If you are an international student, we one of a few schools able to offer the F-1 Visa which allows you to work in the U.S. as a pilot upon completion of your training. It's an excellent way to build hours and make you more employable for your future career. Learn more about the F-1 Visa.
We are an FAA-approved flight training school, which means that we operate under the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 61 and 141. Airman’s Proficiency Center (APC), a division of Hillsboro Aero Academy, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).