Begin your aviation career with USATS
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 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.)
We offer a range of courses that can be taken separately for students wishing to undertake their flight training in stages:
PPL(H) – Helicopter Private Pilot License
IR (H) Helicopter Instrument Rating
CPL(H) Helicopter Commercial Pilot License
PPL(A) – Airplane Private Pilot License
IR (A)- Airplane Instrument Rating
CPL(A) – Airplane Commercial Pilot License Single Engine Class Rating
CPL(A) - Airplane Commercial Pilot License Multi Engine Class Rating
FAA CFI – Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor Course
FAA CFII – Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Course
FAA ATP (H)
FAA Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Initial Training Course
EASA Theoretical Knowledge (TK)
Special Mission Training – courses including Night Vision Goggles (NVG); External Load/Bambi bucket; Search & Rescue (SAR); Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) Modular Egress Training Simulator (METS) training; Military QHI course; HAZMAT Training and Emergencies Procedures
Find out more about all of the courses by clicking the button below.
Professional Pilot Programs
We offer a range of longer integrated professional pilot courses designed for organizations or individuals seeking continuous flight training, and to graduate 'career-ready':
FAA Integrated CPL(H) for aspiring commercial helicopter pilots – includes FAA PPL(H), FAA IR(H), FAA CPL(H)
FAA Commercial Training Program – as above and includes FAA CFI/CFII to allow employment as an instructor for experience and hours building
Rotor Transition Program
We currently support and endorse helicopter pilots that are transitioning to the airlines below with airplane certifications.
We value safety and education above all other considerations. Our RTP program is managed by the same team that has provided training to thousands of helicopter pilots, at the same sunny Florida location on Florida’s Space Coast. To talk to a Career Advisor today click the link below.
Specialist Courses - for already qualified pilots
At USATS we have a range of courses designed to help already qualified pilots select a different career heading including training in support of new unit operations. USATS offers training programs to support new units in fields such as law enforcement & HEMS operations.
Our training is designed and delivered by experienced aviators, career pilots, and military veterans who have vast experience in every kind of flight condition and aircraft. Whether you’re headed for exotic destinations, oil fields, accident scenes, wildfires, or busy city streets we’ll prepare you for what you’ll really experience out there.
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.
Safety is our top priority at USATS and we work hard to provide the highest possible quality of training, in the safest manner possible. Our rigorous safety training exceeds the standards set by regulatory bodies, like the FAA and EASA, and this is how we make a difference.
When we design our training courses we consider safety first, assessing all possible angles such as land features, weather, operation types, and flight conditions, for example. Then we design our training courses to account for these challenges, for example:
Our turbine transition course introduces the Bell 206 at a juncture when the student is ready.
Our airplane fleet cockpits are equipped with the Garmin 1000, allowing for a safer and smoother transition to the more complex aircraft utilized by airlines.
Our commitment to safe piloting can be seen in the results of our training. In over 30 years of operation, we’ve successfully trained thousands of pilots from more than 120 countries.
Many flight schools save a lot of money using tired and antiquated airplanes, but at USATS we set the bar much higher.
We have a growing fleet of Cessna and Diamond aircraft, most of which are new models with G1000 glass cockpits with single, and multi-engine complex with retractable landing gear. Our fleet of aircraft is dependable and will get you accustomed to the level of technology you will see in the airlines.
We also own and operate our own FAR 145 Repair Station for maintenance services. We do not outsource maintenance support to 3rd parties, as can often be the case with others.
We offer a selection of top-rated training helicopters including popular Schweizer, Robinson, and Bell models.
Schweizer 300CBi (TH-55): A great training helicopter. The Schweizer is stable and easy to fly with an excellent safety record.
Robinson R-22 and R-44: The world’s most popular civilian helicopters. Instructors and students like them for their speed and power.
Bell 206B Jet Ranger: Perhaps the most recognizable helicopter in the world, Bell 206 Jet Rangers are used for a wide variety of purposes, like news reporting, sheriffs’ patrols, and air ambulance.
Florida is an ideal location for flight training with its hot summers and cool clear winters, coupled with a lot of flying days due to our tropical climate. Our proximity to the world-famous Cocoa Beach (Ron Jon’s Surf Shop), The Kennedy Space Center, Walt Disney World, and some of the best fishing in the world make this a great place to train and enjoy an active lifestyle.
USATS Fairweather Flying
Join us in sunny Florida to build your hours toward your CPL/ATPL airplane or helicopter.
Our team has designed specialized packages to help local and international pilots build their hours safely, quickly and within a structure that allows maximum exposure to flying in FAA airspace in “fair weather” Florida.
Our goal is to train, mentor, and support aviation professionals throughout their careers. We expect our graduates to be leaders in the Aviation Industry and we will never stop supporting you.
You can trust USATS with your aviation career:
Our alumni base dates back over 30 years and spans over 120 countries.
You can find USATS graduates operating safely in every sector of the aviation industry in every corner of the globe.
We’ve achieved global recognition as a premier provider of quality-based pilot training.
Once you’ve completed your flight training, we’ll assist you with job placement and career support. Talk to a Career Adviser today by clicking the link below to find out more about training at USATS.