Flight Instruction

Are the skies for you? Learn about our training programs to become a pilot

Below are our flight training opportunities. Please note that overall cost and length of courses vary drastically based on aircraft availability, students’ personal and financial commitment, weather and DPE/checkride availability. Note that some courses may not be currently offered depending on the availability and currency of our instructor pilots or fleet (for example, as our fleet changes and expands or contracts, turbine transition opportunities may be affected). Contact us for details!

GENERAL COSTS:

Aircraft Rental (R44 Raven II) – $650 /hr

Instructor – $40 /hr

Ground Training – $40 /hr

Redbird Simulator – TBD

Private Pilot's License (PPL-H)

Want to become a helicopter pilot? Fulfill your dreams at our Part 61 flight school and get your private pilot’s license. We’ll guide you patiently through our PPL syllabus and build essential skills to safely fly the world’s most remarkable machines.

Estimated Cost: approx $35,000

Commercial Pilot's License (CPL-H)

Whether you have a wet PPL or are an experienced pilot, getting your commercial license is your first step to working in the industry. Train with us to get your CPL and progress towards a paid career flying helicopters professionally.

Estimated Cost: approx $62,000-$140,000

Instrument Rating

Possibly the most important rating aviators get, your instrument add-on could one day save your life. For this rating we focus on the knowledge and skills required to pass the checkride plus practical information from our seasoned pilots who have real experience flying in actual IMC.

Estimated Cost: approx $20,000

Certified Flight Instructor

Thinking about a career as a professional? Becoming an instructor is an excellent way to build time while getting paid and one of the best ways to hone your skills in general. We’ll teach you to teach others!

Estimated Cost: approx $10,000

Turbine Transition

As you progress in your professional career, having direct experience flying a jet engine will open new doors. Often, though the path is not very clear so we have designed a transition course allowing experienced piston pilots to cut their teeth on flying more advanced turbine machines.

Estimated Cost: Customized

Night Vision Goggle Training

Our owner is USAF Combat Search and Rescue Pilot with experience flying on NVG’s in high pressure environments. Thus, we offer a NOD skills course built on real-world experience and based on military-grade training. This is a tailored one on one course for experienced pilots only and typically packaged with our turbine transition syllabus.

Estimated Cost: Customized

Customized Training

We are available to personally work with you to tailor a training program to achieve your flying goals. That can range from everything including Flight Reviews, checkride prep, zero-to-CFI and more. If you are interested in helicopters or already a proficient pilot with bigger goals, please reach out to us!

Want to Fly?

Contact us today to find out about what course is available and the right fit for you. We are happy to provide estimates on course length, expected cost and can provide training materials, syllabi and more.

Finger Lakes HeliTours

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Finger Lakes HeliTours
66 Brown Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

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P: (607) 269-7424
E: fly@fingerlakeshelitours.com

 

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Finger Lakes HeliTours

Book the ride of your life on our Reservations page!

Finger Lakes HeliTours
66 Brown Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Book the ride of your life on our Reservations page!

Direction

Contact Us:
P: (607) 269-7424
E: fly@fingerlakeshelitours.com

 

Discounts & Pro-Tips


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© 2018 Finger Lakes HeliTours | All Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies and Purchase Terms may be subject to change at any time | All Rights Reserved