Youth Helicopter Summer Program


An exciting and engaging activity for aspiring young aviators
Program Details

Our Youth Helicopter Summer Program is a 3-4 week intensive course aimed at local teens aged 15 and up. The program is perfect for those with an interest in aviation and will take them from their first time in a helicopter to being able to execute simple maneuvers. No prior flying experience required.


For 5 days a week students will practice basic helicopter piloting skills one-on-one and learn what it takes to become a pilot. The youth program consists of 1 hour ground training and 1 hour flying per day with a Certified Flight Instructor in a state-of-the-art Robinson R44 helicopter. At the end of the program students will have an official record of their achievement and can continue training to earn their Helicopter Private Pilot’s License (PPL).


Schedule is 5 days a week for 3-4 weeks (flexible from June through September, weather dependent);

Students must be at least 15 years old by September 30, 2023;

Students must be US citizens or permanent residents / green card holders (TSA approval required);

FAA Medical is required. Find an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) here;

Aircraft Renter’s Insurance is required.

Program Cost in 2024: $11,500

Financing Available

Program cost includes 15 hours of helicopter time + 15 hours of ground training;

Student Pilot Kit included;

FAA Medical, TSA Approval (if applicable) and Aircraft Renter’s Insurance not included.