SRT Helicopters

Bakersfield, California


SRT Helicopters has been in operation for more than 20 years and offers high quality personalized flight instruction. With experienced high-time staff, SRT Helicopters will help you reach your goals whether you are interested in becoming a professional pilot or just want to fly for fun. With a range of courses on offer beginning with the Private Pilot License and progressing through the Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate SRT Helicopters will meet an exceed your training requirements.

SRT Helicopters has been involved in training operations throughout North America and in various countries internationally so the school’s experienced instructors bring with them real-life flying experience which they will pass onto you. Training with SRT is therefore more than just getting a license.

Training is provided in both aircraft (helicopter or airplane) and FAA Approved flight simulators.

Location, Location, Location

Located at Meadows Field Airport just north of Bakersfield, California, SRT Helicopters has one of the best training environments right at their doorstep. Bakersfield is at an elevation of 500’, yet only 10minutes flying away from mountains reaching up to 7,000’, offering students great flexibility and real-life exposure to mountain flying and limited performance maneuvers. Valuable experience for anyone who plan to fly commercially in western US and Canada. Also within 30 minutes flying you will find the pacific coast and the buys Los Angeles basin.

Helicopter Flight Training with SRT Helicopters

If you want to become a professional pilot or just want to fly helicopters for fun, SRT offers you a ‘Turn Key” training solution personalized to your training needs. Courses incudes:

  • Private Pilot Helicopter
  • Commercial Pilot Helicopter
  • Instrument Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Airline Transport Pilot License

In addition, the school’s experienced instructors conduct a variety of specialized training courses that will take you far beyond just basic flight training.

Specialized Training

As a full service helicopter company with more than 20 years of operational experience, SRT Helicopters offers a wide variety of specialized training courses including Mountain Flying Courses, External Sling Load Training, Vertical Reference Training, Turbine Transition, Specialized Response, Hoist Rescue Training, Agriculture, Firefighting, Law Enforcement and Special Operations.

Fixed Wing Aircraft Training

SRT also offers fixed wing flight instruction. So if helicopters aren’t ’your thing’, you would like to get dual rated or you are just looking for a cheap way to build hours, SRT Helicopters will have a solution for you. Training is offered from basic Private Pilot, through Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot License, Certified Flight Instructor and Airline Transport Pilot.

Contact SRT Helicopters to discuss your training requirements and goals.

GI Bill / Veterans Affair Approved

If you are an eligible veteran, you can finance training with SRT Helicopters using your GI Bill. Other types of financial aid is also available. Contact SRT for further details.

Get an Online Degree in Partnership with UVSC

SRT works closely with Utah Valley State College (UVSC) to offer online aviation degree programs so you can be flight training while earning your degree online.

International Students Welcome!

SRT Helicopters is authorized to sponsor international students on an I-20 form (M-1 Student Visa) for non-US residents wishing to conduct their flight training in the United States. Housing assistance provided.

Contact SRT Helicopters and get your career off the ground.

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Flight School - Fixed WingFlight School - RotaryAviation Degree Programs

Programs & Courses

Private Pilot LicenseCommercial Pilot LicenseAirline Transport PilotFlight Instructor (CFI / FI)Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII / IRI)Instrument Rating (IR)
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Meadows Field Airport
Bakersfield, CA 93308
United States

(661) 393-4567

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