Exceptional Flight School
Our Part 141 flight school is one of the best in the country. Owned and operated by an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, our students receive instruction that exceeds any other school. Hundreds of pilots have graduated from our school, many of whom are San Antonio Police Blue Eagles, Border Patrol, and FAA employees. All of our instructors have hours of experience and intensive training in general helicopter flying and a passion for teaching.
Helicopter Experts, Inc. owns its facility at the Bulverde Airport. All of our helicopters are kept in our 50' x 100' hangar.
We have four classrooms, including two private testing rooms, a debriefing room, and a computer room. They are always open for students to study. We also have waiting rooms, men's and women's bathrooms, and breakrooms with vending machines. Each room is laid out to prevent distraction from general airport operations.
Since we are located at a site without a control tower, the time and money spent for helicopter flying lessons is devoted entirely to teaching students how to fly instead of spending time waiting for other aircraft to depart or land. When a control tower is required, lessons are flown at the nearby San Antonio airports.
All of our aircraft are owned and maintained at our on-site repair station. Since Helicopter Experts, Inc. holds more FAA certificates and ratings than any other company in South Texas, inspections are performed weekly to ensure all safety standards are met.
We fly the Bell 47, and Robinson R-44 for flight training because they allow for easy transition into other models upon graduation. These models have been voted the best for flight training. We also use them in our charters.
We have chosen to use the Bell 47 as a primary trainer because of its durable strength and reliability and resistance to accidents. The Bell 47 does not have a history of low G mass pumping and is not subject to special Federal aviation regulation #73 and it is so easy to fly that our students get their license with 20% less expense.
In addition to our helicopters, we have a cutting-edge "Fly It Simulator." The "FLYIT Professional Helicopter Simulator" is a two-place, side-by-side seated cockpit with dual controls, providing hands-on instruction for hovering and all-flight maneuvering. A complete instrument panel is provided for visual and instrument training. Instrumentation is displayed full size on an LCD display monitor. All switches and controls are hard mounted and replicate the size, shape, color, and location of those in the real aircraft. The simulator is great for training and allows students to get hands-on experience before stepping foot into an actual helicopter.