American Helicopters, Inc.

Manassas, Virginia


American Helicopters, Inc is a FAA Part 141 approved helicopter and fixed wing training school, VA approved, SEVIS M-1 visa approved for foreign students in Northern Virginia just 30 miles south of Washington, DC.

Since 2003 we have been providing professional career training to thousands with a near 99% success rate. Our programs help you from private all the way up to ATP ratings. We also have a helicopter turbine transition course in our Bell 206BII helicopters in addition to Robinson R-22 and R-44 helicopters.

American Helicopters offers a CFII Career 225 hour package. Housing can be provided for an additional cost.

Please call on us today or visit our website for additional information. We also give military discounts and are approved for veterans/military to use their VA benefits here.

Aviation Training Facilities


Flight School - Rotary

Programs & Courses

Commercial Pilot LicenseAirline Transport PilotFlight Instructor (CFI / FI)Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII / IRI)
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Manassas Regional Airport
Manassas, VA 20110
United States

+1 (703) 368-9599

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American Helicopters, Inc. is rated 2.0 based on 1 reviews

10 Jan 2023

This school is an example of what a pilot mill looks like. I did not have a good experience at this school. I did some training towards my CFI certificate here. Some of the instructors are okay. Generally speaking, this is the type of school that teaches students to have their heads down in checklists and doesn’t teach great airmanship. Most of the instructors don’t have any real experience outside the flight training environment. And the chief pilots are mostly former Air Force pilots who treat flying a C172 like you’re in a jet. The schedule is just ridiculous. It’s impossible to fly often enough to actually retain anything. Expect to wait weeks between flights, and expect to wait months to get a 141 stage check scheduled. The school and instructors are happy to take on more and more students though, because after all this is a pilot mill. The focus is on making money. Olaf