Every pilot starts here. If you are interested in becoming a helicopter pilot you would schedule a 1 hour flight with one of our certified flight instructors (CFI). On your introductory flight you and your instructor sit down and talk a bout helicopters, you cover the basic controls and what they do and then you get to go fly! At York County Helicopters, you have the controls from the beginning of the flight to the end! We show you how the helicopter flies and hovers, and you get to try your hand at it. 

Private Pilot

This is the next step after your introductory flight! During your private pilot flight training you will be taught how to safely and professionally operate a helicopter. You will form a flight training plan with your flight instructor who will take you through the entire process. At the end of your training you will become licensed through the FAA as a private pilot.

Once you become a private pilot, you will be rated and trained to fly the R22, a smaller and less expensive two (2) seat helicopter. However, If you want to go farther, faster, and to carry more people, the R44 is the helicopter for you! We offer a 5 hour R44 transition course that can be done in as little as just one day!

R44 transition course

If you want to become a safer pilot, then this is a great step that you can take! In our Instrument helicopter training program, you will learn how to fly the helicopter in limited visibility, and poor weather conditions. You will learn to fly by just looking at the helicopter’s flight instruments. Becoming an instrument rated helicopter pilot will increase your confidence in the helicopter, and it will greatly increase to ability to fly the helicopter like a professional!

Instrument Rating

If you want to become a career pilot, then this is the next step after you are a Private Pilot! Once you become a commercial pilot, you can now be paid to fly. Through your training with your flight instructor you will build your flight time until you reach the legal minimum 150 hours to achieve your commercial pilot's license.

Commercial Helicopter Training

Feeling a little rusty on your autorotations? It is highly recommended that you keep yourself prepared once you get your license. Doing recurrent training in emergency procedures and autorotations is the best way to ensure you always make it to your destination safely

Full down and Advanced Autorotation Training

York County Helicopters also performs SFAR 73 flight reviews in both the R22 and R44 helicopters.

SFAR 73 Flight Reviews