So you‘re thinking about becoming a helicopter pilot. Now what do you do?
We love to help people who are considering this career, or hobby, make great choices. Here‘s a breakdown of the usual process to help you get off the ground!
TRY: In a demo flight, you‘ll take the controls and actually fly some basic maneuvers with your instructors help. Ask to participate in the “pre-flight check,” which ensures safety and gives you a better understanding of the mechanics of a helicopter.
TRAIN: After enrolling, you‘ll be matched up with an instructor for one-on-one ground and flight training on a schedule that meets your needs. At NEH you will receive quality, professional training in a safe environment.
TEACH: You start your career as a Certified Flight Instructor, teaching students how to fly, while building experience. In this entry level position you will hone your skills as a pilot by teaching the courses and classes that you have mastered.
TAKE-OFF! Now that you‘ve built up the required hours, you‘re ready to venture out into the commercial helicopter world. Whether you‘re flying Grand Canyon tours, New York City Charters, oil rigs in the Gulf, (or anywhere else), you‘ll always be part of the Northeast Helicopter Family! (Keep in touch with us at the Hangar Hangout)
Here is some free material you can download to give you an idea of what you will be learning at Northeast Helicopters!
Helicopter Flying Handbook