We Don’t Just Train Pilots, We Create Aviators
Aviation is not just about flying, it's is about leadership, safety, and embracing a sense of adventure. Aviation is hours of study, maintaining your health at a high level, and joining a community of professionals that author the pages of history. It isn’t easy, and the price can be high, but if you want a rewarding career that you will never regret then it's well worth the journey. Be part of the next generation of aviation professionals and begin your career as a pilot with USATS.
How do you judge aviation training quality? Expensive aircraft and nice training facilities? Or, do you look at success, safety, and experience?
USATS has over 30 years of history in training thousands of pilots (and 2 astronauts, Bolden and Knudsen!) from over 120 different countries. Our graduates fly in every sector of the aviation industry throughout the world, so no matter which of the hundreds of career paths you choose you'll find that at least one of our graduates has blazed a path for you.
World-Class Training Programs
Challenge our training professionals to create a training path that meets your personal career goals!
Our training professionals will evaluate your needs from every possible angle, including considerations like aircraft type, special flight requirements, host country regulatory requirements, instrument training, and certifications all the way to an instructor rating. (We often hire our graduates as instructors to help build quality hours and experience.)
US Aviation Training Solutions
an IDAG Company
Rich History & Alumni
Travel anywhere in the world and you’re likely to find a USATS graduate operating safely there. We’ve trained thousands of aviators from more than 120 countries.
From flying Search and Rescue missions in the coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, providing VIP or recreational transport over the glacial fields of Alaska and the skyline of New York City, to flying military missions over the jungles of Colombia or Peru or the deserts of Africa, we have graduates flying in every corner of the globe.
The Early Years
The USATS story began in 1987, the year Helicopter Adventures Inc. (HAI) was founded by Mr. Patrick Corr in Concord, CA.
By 2007, the company had grown substantially and was relocated to Space Coast, FL (Titusville). In Titusville, HAI became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristow Group Inc. and was rebranded as Bristow Academy.
Setting The Standard For Quality
For the next ten years, Bristow Academy set the standard for quality helicopter pilot training. This was a time of development for our key training programs, which were geared toward a new breed of career-oriented student pilots.
An Exciting Future
There has never been a better time to enter the aviation industry. Helicopter pilots have a wide range of exciting, challenging, and high-paying career options such as military, law enforcement, tour operators, and oil and gas. There are even opportunities to transition into the airlines with our Rotor Transition Program (RTP) as the airline industry is facing a crippling shortage of quality-trained entry-level pilots.
A New Era
In November 2017, Bristow Academy came under new ownership and changed its name to U.S. Aviation Training Solutions Inc. The name reflects our evolving mission to train, mentor, and support the careers of professional aviators and in 2018 saw the launch of USATS first airplane training program serving the airline industry specifically.
Soon after, USATS was acquired by IDAG, giving rise to even more training options and experience. With IDAG's guidance and resources USATS now also teaches foreign nationals at sites across Europe, as well as offers a multitude of training options for pilots across the board. Learn more about IDAG in the video below, or visit their website here.