All training is one-on-one and scheduled at your convenience and at your pace. Plus, our flexible open enrollment options mean you can start training immediately. Your dream of flying is within reach. What are you waiting for?
The Riverside, California, region is the ideal place to fly, with a range of terrain and favorable climate and proximity to two international airports. A range of accommodation options are available within just five miles of our facility at Riverside Municipal Airport. Some local hotels offer preferred rates for Western Helicopter students.
The Last Word
Here’s what pilots say about Western Helicopters training
“I do not have any experience with the MD school but I have attended the Bell and Eurocopter school. With this being said, the best training I’ve ever received is when I attended the MD 500 EP course at Western Helicopters. I highly recommend them, especially if you’re a Lima-Lima pilot (low-level). Plus Pete Gillies and Bob Spencer are the PhDs of the helicopter industry and will take you far beyond the edge of the envelope. Give them a call.”
“Go to Western, you will not regret it! Some of the best training available anywhere. They can take you to mountains at 10,000+ feet, deserts, hot, cold you name it. It is all close by. They do all the 500 training for the federal LEOs (all branches).”
“I've done my recurrent training in Western Helicopter's MD 500 for 4 years now. You won't find two more experienced MD 500 instructors than Bob Spencer and Pete Gillies. My underwriter actually recommended Western over the MD school.”