Call 781-274-6322 to schedule a hands-on introductory flight for just $279. One of our FAA-certified instructors will work with you on the ground to get you familiar with all of the required material before you get into the machine together.
If you’re technically oriented, you’ll get the most out of your intro lesson by doing some reading first.
From the free online FAA Helicopter Handbook, we recommend the following:
Starting with your $279 introductory lesson you’ll work with an instructor on takeoffs, hovering, climbs, turns, descents, landings, and handling abnormal situations.
Shortly after you begin your training, locate a local FAA Designated Medical Examiner. You’ll have a short simple physical check-up to make sure that you meet the standards for a Private pilot. As long as your vision is correctable to 20/40 with glasses or contacts and you’re in reasonably good health, your medical will be good for five years (young folks) or two years (aged over 40).
After being signed off by your instructor, you’ll fly solo for about 10 hours, including trips to nearby airports as well as practicing takeoffs and landings at Hanscom Field.
You’ll work with your instructor to polish your skills toward the FAA “checkride.”
We have an on-staff examiner, Mike Rhodes, who can administer FAA helicopter checkrides. You’ll fly with Mike demonstrating most of the maneuvers that you’ve learned with your regular instructor and walk away with an FAA Private Pilot’s Certificate.
Congratulations! You are a certificated pilot! You can now introduce your family and friends to the joys of flight, renting East Coast Aero Club’s four-seat R44s at $329/hour, the lowest price in the world, including all taxes and fuel.