American Helicopters / Western States Aircraft

Fresno, California

Our Mission is to provide professional, quality flight training with an emphasis on safety and training efficiency to each and every student that passes through our doors. We will help you achieve whatever goals you have set for yourself in your career.

We are FAA 141 Approved and offer flight training packages for Private Pilot through ATP certificate.

Our Flight Instructors are trained to the highest FAA standards and pride themselves on carrying on the tradition of safety and professionalism.

Our Flight Academy is located near the heart of California, Fresno, CA.

We train in only the newest Robinson R22 Beta II, and R44 Raven helicopters. We also offer fixed wing training in a Cessna 174 aircraft.

Western States Aircraft has full Pilot in Command, Second in Command and recurrent type rating courses designed specifically for pilots flying business jets. This type rating course leads to the Pilot in Command type rating. The type rating will be added to your FAA Private, Commercial, or Airline Transport Pilot license.

Course entry requirements:

  • Private, Commercial, or Airline Transport Pilot License
  • Multi-Engine Class Rating
  • Instrument Airplane Rating

Aircraft types covered by this type rating:

  • Citation I (CE-500), Citation I/SP (CE-501)
  • Citation II (CE-550), Citation S-II (CE-550), Citation Bravo (CE-550)
  • Citation V (CE-560), Citation Ultra (CE-560), Citation Encore (CE-560)

Aviation Training Facilities

  • Flight School (airplane)
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Class/Type Ratings
Programs & Courses
  • Private Pilot (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot (CPL)
  • Flight Instructor (CFI / FI)
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Flight Instructor - Instrument
  • Multi-Engine (Class Rating)
  • Jet Orientation Course (JOT)
  • Mountain Flying
  • FAR Part 141 Approved
  • Staff Examiner(s)
  • Ground School Classes
Class / Type Rating Courses
  • Citation 500
  • Citation 501SP
  • Citation II
  • Citation S/II
  • Citation II/SP
  • Citation Bravo
  • Citation Ultra
  • Citation Encore


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American Helicopters / Western States Aircraft is rated 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews


I am very happy with the flight training I received, John was honest in pricing and I really enjoyed the experience. I would recommend this course to everyone.

on 7th May-16

American Helicopters / Western States Aircraft Fresno Chandler Executive Airport612 W Kearney Blvd Fresno CA 93706 United States