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USATS Courses


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

  • Firefighting

  • Emergency medical services and other humanitarian missions

  • Helicopter tours

  • Offshore oil and gas support

  • Utilities maintenance and support

  • Instruction

  • 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.

Helicopter Courses


A range of courses that can be undertaken separately for students wishing to progress flying in stages:

  • FAA PPL(H) - Helicopter Private Pilot Certificate​

  • FAA CPL(H) - Helicopter Commercial Pilot Certificate ​

  • FAA IR(H) - Instrument Rating

  • FAA ATP(H) - Helicopter Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

  • FAA CFI(H) - Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor Course 

  • FAA CFII(H) - Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Course 

  • FAA Night Vision Goggles (NVG) - Initial and recurrent qualification

  • FAA External Load Training - Initial and recurrent qualification

  • EASA CPL(H) - Helicopter Commercial Pilot License

  • EASA ATPL/IR(H) Theoretical Knowledge - 14 EASA Theoretical Exams 

  • EASA Type Rating - S300CBi, R22, R44, and B206 series 

EASA Courses and ICAO Conversion
to FAA Helicopter

A range of courses that can be undertaken separately for students wishing to progress flying in stages:

  • EASA CPL(H) - Helicopter Commercial Pilot License

  • EASA ATPL/IR(H) Theoretical Knowledge - 14 EASA Theoretical Exams 

  • EASA Type Rating - S300CBi, R22, R44 and B206 series

  • ICAO to FAA - We provide all Helicopter ICAO License conversion to FAA Certificate from PPL(H) to ATPL(H) including IR(H)

Helicopter Integrated
Professional Pilot Programs

A range of integrated professional pilot programs

designed for organizations or individuals seeking to graduate 'mission-ready':

  • FAA Commercial Professional Program - Integrated course for aspiring commercial helicopter pilots and Includes FAA PPL(H), FAA IR (H), and FAA CPL(H)

  • FAA Commercial Instructor Professional Program - FAA Integrated CPL(H) with IR(H) and FAA CFI/CFII to allow employment as an instructor

  • EASA CPL(H) with ATPL/IR(H) Theoretical Knowledge Credit - for students with a known career path to European ATPL and includes FAA PPL(H), EASA CPL(H) with EASA ATPL/IR(H) Theoretical Knowledge, and option for FAA IR and FAA CPL(H)

FAA Airplane to Helicopter

If you want to save time and money the PPL(H), CPL(H) and IR(H) Additional Training Course should be undertaken under our 141 approved programs:

  • FAA PPL(H) Add-On - Helicopter Private Pilot Certificate​

  • FAA CPL(H) Add-On - Helicopter Commercial Pilot Certificate ​

  • FAA IR(H) Add-On - Instrument Rating

  • FAA ATP(H) Add-On- Helicopter Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

  • FAA CFI Add-On - Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor Course

  • FAA CFII Add-on - Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Course

Specialist Courses

​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

Special Mission 

  • 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

FAA courses:

  • CTP Private - start May 4th and Sept 7th

  • IR - start April 6th and August 10th

  • CFI - Start May 4th and October 5th


EASA courses:

  • CTP Private - start May 4th and Sept 7th

How To Apply

Complete our application form using the apply button, or call us on 1-800-686-4080 to discuss your training requirements.

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.

The leader in advanced flight training

For more than 30 years U.S. Aviation Training Solutions Inc. has delivered quality professional military and commercial training solutions to clients from more than 120 countries.

Contact USATS

365 Golden Knights Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

T: +1 800-686-4080

F: 321-567-0408


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