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.)
High Altitude Training (HAT)
aka Mountain Flying
This is an advanced level mission-oriented course designed to teach the pilot to operate helicopters in high-density altitude and/or mountain operational environments during the day and at night with night vision goggles (NVGs).
The theoretical part includes the factors that affect this type of operation, planning and execution, techniques used for simulated training, and the considerations for operating at night with night vision goggles. The flight part comprises mission planning, pre-flight preparation, and flight techniques for take-off, en-route flight, approach, and landing on different types of terrain and landing areas.
The course incorporates the methodology for the analysis of the wind and terrain,aircraft power management techniques, the techniques to take advantage of the wind flow, as well as emphasizing cockpit and crew resource management.
Our approach emphasizes the use of checklists for the execution of procedures for each phase of flight, all designed to operate efficiently and safely within this challenging operational environment.
*Standardized Courses tailorable to fit specific training requirements.
Conducted in Minden, NV, USA
Training delivered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a challenging and realistic operational environment, with altitudes ranging from 6,000 feet to 11,000 feet
Modeled under the standards of the United States Army - HAATS
Conducted by experienced former military instructors with FAA CFI/CFII certifications