My experience from initial enrollment to completion of FAR Part 141 Private Pilot Helicopter Course, Robinson R-22 Beta 2, with Corporate Helicopters has been nothing short of absolute excellence. The atmosphere and environment provided by the staff and CFI’s consistently maintained the utmost level of professionalism, always keeping safety a top priority. Lessons were concise and well integrated into the current publications for Helicopter/Rotorcraft Aviation. Corporate Helicopters provided me with a knowledge base and pilot skillset that when carried into my FAA Check Ride, my FAA Examiner (Robinson Helicopters Chief Test Pilot!) was inclined to comment that my Oral Exam was excellent, that I was in fact very well prepared, further stating that my Practical Test was of Commercial Pilot quality. He then complemented my CFI Bryan Pederson as well as Corporate Helicopters for producing an excellent addition to the General Aviation community. Bryan accompanied me to the Check Ride and while initially nervous of my CFI being present it was a confidence building experience, many of which Bryan has provided throughout my training. I highly recommend Corporate Helicopters for anyone seeking Flight Instruction.
Welcome to your future.
So, you’re interested in becoming a helicopter pilot?
This page is your guide to the very first steps toward a career as a professional helicopter pilot or a private helicopter pilot.
Let’s get started.
Training at Corporate Helicopters
Students at Corporate Helicopters are exposed to our diverse day-to-day commercial operations on San Diego’s Montgomery Field. This allows for a very unique training environment.
Our objective is to provide exceptional instruction and direction to help you achieve your aviation goals.
During training, you will be given personal, individual attention. You can also enjoy competitive pricing without compromising safety or quality.
Instruction is offered for private, commercial, instrument, CFI, CFII and ATP ratings. Training is performed in the Robinson R22, Robinson R44, Bell 206B, Bell 206L, AS350 B2, as well as a state-of-the-art helicopter flight simulator.
(Training is also available for those purchasing specific helicopters. See our current inventory of helicopters for sale.)
Take a free tour of our training facility
We invite you to visit and meet with an instructor for a tour of our facility.
Call (858) 505-5650 or email us to arrange a tour.
Take an introductory flight lesson
We highly advise potential students to schedule an introductory flight lesson.
This is a great way to get some actual “hands on” flight experience by taking over the controls during a flight – in a controlled, safe manner.
This lesson allows you to see if flying a helicopter is something you like, before making a big time and financial commitment.
Call (858) 505-5650 or email us to schedule your lesson.
“I have been coming to Corporate Helicopters for the past two months to earn my Private Pilot License. It has been a great experience from day one. They have great staff members and very experienced, knowledgeable pilots to train you and get you where you want to be. Their helicopters are very well maintained, which says a lot when you are going up in the air with them.”
“From my first intro flight, the flight instructors at Corporate Helicopters have been professional and extremely flexible to fit my training in between my busy travel schedule. They have continued to make flight training truly enjoyable.”
“Corporate Helicopters has given me the opportunity to receive a higher caliber of professional flight training in a great location that gives us experience in busy airspace and sunny days year round to keep training moving quickly. Their large fleet of well maintained air craft and knowledgeable friendly personnel make flight training at Corporate Helicopters a win-win situation.”
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I was smiling for the entire flight, so much so that my face hurt… I was hooked immediately. I set out to earn my helicopter rating.
I want to send my sincerest thanks and gratitude to Ivor Shier, Garner Sheperd, and the Corporate Helicopters team. Their dedication and efforts, as well as their encouragement, helped me to fulfill my dream of flying helicopters!
I will always cherish the time I spent as a student at Corporate Helicopters, and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking an environment of professionalism, encouragement and dedication to achieving their goal of becoming a Commercial Helicopter Pilot.
I am thoroughly enjoying my first position as a pilot here at Helicopter Adventures in Myrtle Beach, SC. I hope that I will see everyone at Corporate again some time, and wish all of you success!