Get the USATS Advantage
Become a pilot through USATS and choose from a wide range of helicopter and airplane pilot training courses, organized below from modular courses and professional pilot programs to specialist programs for advanced pilots. From individual Private Pilot Licenses (PPL), Commercial Pilot Licenses (CPL) and Instrument Ratings (IR) to our fully integrated professional pilot programs, for both helicopter and airplane students, we have a solution that meets your aspirations.
We also offer programs for experienced military pilots wishing to convert to civilian operations or switch from rotary to fixed-wing flying. Get in touch to find out more.
Unique Opportunities Around The World
Helicopter pilots have many interesting, challenging, and fun career options, like:
Law enforcement aviation response units
Emergency medical services and other humanitarian missions
Offshore oil and gas support
Utilities maintenance and support
Airplane commercial pilot (with additional training)
Whatever your ambitions, we’ll provide you with quality training that prepares you for a variety of careers in the helicopter aviation industry. Once you’ve earned your pilot’s license, you can count on us for job placement assistance and ongoing career support.
A range of courses designed to help already qualified pilots select a different career heading:
ATP Helicopter to ATP multi-engine Airplane - a course to qualify existing rotary pilots to be Regional Airline ready 1st Officers
Training in support of new unit operations - USATS can offer programs of training to support new units in fields including law enforcement
Customized courses - USATS also offers customized courses to meet the personal objectives of our individual students or organizational objectives of our business clients
Aircraft Qualification/Transitions (AQC): S300 Cbi; R22; R44; B206; MD500/530; B212/412; UH-60
FAA Night Vision Goggles - Initial & Instructor - (NVGs)
External Load (ELT)
Firefighting with Bambi Bucket (FFT)
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET)
Hypoxia Prevention with High Altitude Chamber (HAC)
Graduate Mission Ready
In addition to learning excellent aircraft technical knowledge and diverse handing skills, USATS pilots graduate with a deep-rooted understanding of safe operating culture, crew resource management, threat and error management, and risk management practices. These are skills essential to maintaining safe flight operations in today's highly complex aircraft and challenging operating environments, making USATS pilots stand out to potential employers.
USATS pilots can also undertake a wide range of specific training programs, such as our FAA CPL(H), EASA CPL(H) with ATPL/IR(H) Theoretical Knowledge Credit. Contact us now to learn more about our next program.
Nationalization & Training Capability Development
Enhance your internal Training Capability with USATS. We provide support and embedded mentors to build aviation training capabilities for foreign governments, foreign law enforcement agencies, foreign airlines, and other special mission operators. We are able to draw upon our extensive expertise in managing flight schools at multiple locations and in diverse regulatory environments.
Next USATS Professional Pilot Program Course
Dates to be confirmed soon – EASA CPL(H) with ATPL/IR(H) Theoretical Knowledge Credit course (with options for FAA IR and/or FAA CPL and/or CFI / CFII).
How To Apply
Our course allows graduates to take up employment as a commercial helicopter pilot (CPL/H) whilst also fully preparing them for the next stage in their professional flying career. The pinnacle of pilots licensing requirements is the ATPL/IR that enables a pilot to act as Pilot-In-Command of large, multi-engine, multi-crew helicopters.
This is a demanding training course delivered over 39 weeks comprising 192 flight hours and over 750 classroom hours. Additional self-study time will be needed by each student to review material, reference question databases, and prepare for lessons. Students must have a current FAA/ICAO PPL to join this course.
USATS is currently the only school in the U.S. that holds the necessary approvals to deliver this type of course. For non-U.S. students returning to Europe, this course will prepare them academically for the rest of their flying career and the demanding and challenging flying environments found in Europe.