Universal Helicopters takes pride in offering the most highly advanced and exceptional training in the Robinson R22 Beta II and Robinson R44 Raven helicopters.
President, Gordon Jiroux, and his flight instructors have set the standard for excellence in flight instruction around the world in the past, and will continue to do so. If you want to become a professional helicopter pilot in the shortest elapsed time and for the least total cost, come to Universal Helicopters.
Add On programs for Airplane pilots - Private through ATP, CFI and CFII.
Turbine conversions in the Bell Jet Ranger and as soon as available, in the Robinson R66.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality flight and ground training in the safest possible environment and in the shortest elapsed time. In the end analysis this results in the least cost for UHI students. It results in their entry into the professional helicopter pilot market with the best possible qualifications from the leader in helicopter pilot training and with the best possibility of finding the best jobs in industry.
Dedicated to Helicopter Training
We do not engage in any other activities as many other flight schools do, such as helicopter rentals, photographic flights, sightseeing flights, charters, tours, commercial operations, etc. Our sole business is to be the safest and best in the Helicopter Flight Training business. With five locations; Scottsdale Arizona, Long Beach California, Provo Utah, Prescott Arizona and Dodge City Kansas (Sept 2008); Universal Helicopters offers a variety of terrain, scenery and weather conditions in which you will train and learn. These include Maritime (Coastal), High Altitude (Mountain), and Desert flight locations. Three Designated Pilot Examiners on Staff.
International Students Welcome at Universal Helicopters
If you are a Non US Citizen, we can provide you with expert knowledge and assistance regarding your training for FAA Certificates and Ratings.
Since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 9/11/2001 the US Department of Homeland Security - Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) requires that before any flight training is given, a Security Threat Assessment is made to ensure that you are not a threat to US aviation or national security. We can assist you to navigate this process.
We are approved to provide qualified students with assistance to obtain M1 training Visas (SEVIS I-20).
We do not train for JAA Certificates although we have a JAA Helicopter Flight Instructor on staff who can help with conversion and training questions.