The Baton Rouge airport (BTR) is strategically located in the center of the busiest commercial helicopter operations in the world - The Gulf of Mexico´s oil and gas platforms. Your training here is embedded in the real world of off-shore helicopter pilots.
FAA Approved Collegiate Helicopter Flight Training Program Based in the State of Louisiana
Guidance Aviation´s helicopter pilot training program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana specializes in pilot training for off-shore helicopter operations. The Baton Rouge airport (BTR) is strategically located in the center of the busiest commercial helicopter operations in the world - The Gulf of Mexico´s oil and gas platforms. Your training here is embedded in the real world of off-shore helicopter pilots.
Professional Helicopter Pilot Degree Program
Through our partnership with Baton Rouge Community College, student pilots can acquire their Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Helicopter Pilot Operations. This program provides graduate helicopter pilots with the necessary skills and Federal Aviation Administration flight certificates to gain employment as a professional in the rotorcraft industry.
Student helicopter pilots will progress through the following certificated programs and ratings:
Certified Flight Instructor - CFI
Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument - CFI-I
Scenario-based training with realism and no risk.
Our program uses the X-Copter simulator and sets the standard for professionalism and safety.
Complex emergencies and systems failures cannot be executed in actual aircraft for obvious reasons. In the X-Copter however, emergency scenarios can be practiced spontaneously in a risk-free environment. Instructors may trigger various system malfunctions-like engine failures- and challenging flight environments-like IFR conditions-at any time, incorporating the crucial element of surprise into a student’s training.
The ability to train scenarios in both VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flight environments increases pass rates, safety, and student retention.
Our integrated ground and flight school means you´ll be in the cockpit quickly.
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Training to a HIGHER STANDARD.