North Andover Flight Academy, a helicopter training school in business since 2008, announced it will open a new branch in Marlboro Massachusetts. The school currently has two locations in Upstate New York and Lawrence.
The academy will be based at Marlboro Airport and will offer private pilot, commercial pilot, and instrument rating training, according to an article in the MetroWest Daily News. In order to earn either a private pilot or commercial pilot certificate, potential students must pass an FAA medical exam. However, students can begin flying anytime and pass the medical exam during training.
North Andover Flight Academy projects costs for training at $270 per hour, including fuel, the helicopter, and the instructor. Most students require between 50 and 60 hours of instruction to earn a private pilot certificate, event though the FAA only requires 40 hours flight time.
The academy operates Robinson R22 helicopters which are a proven and common trainer for the helicopter industry. In addition to offering helicopter training, the school also hopes to offer scenic tours of the local area out of the Marlboro airport location.
Source: MetroWest Daily News