Professional Pilot Program
The Professional Pilot Program is an all inclusive program that will take a student from the beginning to a point they will be able to enter the helicopter pilot job market. Students will obtain their Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, and CFII certificates/ratings. This course is best done on a part-time basis averaging 3 lessons per week. However, some individuals may desire a faster course completion time and can accomplish all courses within as little as 10 months. Part-time students should expect an average of 24 months to complete the full program.
Airwest delivers a unique environment to any student who attends our courses by being able to see a company, from the sidelines, who works in and out of the professional helicopter world on a daily basis. Airwest's unique base provides a relaxed learning atmosphere and a comfortable learning environment where students will be able to get up close to aircraft they may someday fly as a professional pilot and meet many of our employees who currently do.
This one of a kind surrounding and immersion into the helicopter industry is part of what we call "Real World Helicopter Training." You will be taught the things our pilots have learned over the past so that you can learn from them and in return become a better and safer pilot.
Come fly with Airwest and you will be the best!
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Accepting Students from Arizona Only
Welcome to Airwest Aviation Academy - Accepting Students from Arizona ONLY
Airwest Aviation Academy seeks to set a higher standard of instruction and integrity within the helicopter flight training community by being committed to developing students in a professional and efficient learning environment that brings them closer to their goals as future pilots. We believe this process is achieved through close one-on-one interaction between the instructor and student, dedicated development of our staff through a continual learning process, and a philosophy of open-door management.
Years of experience as a commercial operator have allowed AAA to become one of the few flight schools that can truly offer "real world" flight training. Drawing from the techniques that we use in the field, AAA students gain a distinct advantage over the competition by performing maneuvers just as they are performed in the professional world. This approach to flight instruction enables the student to easily transition the gap that so often exists between what the student learns in the training environment and what is truly encountered once they fly as an employed helicopter pilot.
About Airwest Aviation Academy
AAA is a family owned and operated helicopter flight school located in Glendale, AZ at Glendale Municipal Airport. We offer many different flight training courses from initial Private to Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Instructor (CFII), Add-ons, Turbine Transitions, and External Load training courses.
Our experience brings a unique training environment that is different from other training schools. Our relationship with Airwest Helicopters, a commercial 135 operator, allows us to bring real-world flying techniques into our training curriculum. These learning experiences are all part of our teaching system that was designed by professionals who have over 30+ years in the industry as pilots. Our focus is first Safety, second Quality, and third a positive atmosphere that is conducive to learning.