Experience the exhilaration of helicopter flight...

from the pilot's seat

Bravo Helicopter's Flight Academy offers attentive one-on-one instruction, a hands-on workshop-style classroom, and an excellent learning environment at Kendall-Tamiami Airport.

With a variety of aircraft available to students, Bravo Helicopters can provide training ranging from your Private Pilot certificate in an R-22, all the way through a turbine transition in our Bell 206 JetRanger.

Call to schedule your introductory flight today!

Courses:

- Private Pilot Certificate
- Commercial Pilot Certificate
- Instrument Rating
-Add-on Helicopter Ratings
-Time Building
-Certified Fly Instructor (CFI)
-Certified Instrument Fly Instructor (CIFI)
-Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
-Turbine Transition

Our instructors:

Each instructor at Bravo Helicopters has participated in the factory training course for the aircraft in which they instruct, and they have spotless safety records. They provide one-on-one flight and ground instruction, with every lesson tailored specifically to the individual pace and proficiency level of each student. It's our belief at Bravo Helicopters that every student deserves the highest level of competency, professionalism, and safety from his or her instructor at every point in their training.

Our facility:

Our unique training facility boasts a workshop-style classroom located right in our hangars. What does this mean to you as a student? Well, as we train you in subjects such as helicopter systems and aerodynamics, you'll have hands-on access to our aircraft during your learning process. Compared to the photos and models used in typical classroom environments, this method results in unparalleled development of conceptual understanding.

Additionally, our local areas offers many unique flight training experiences. Located immediately south of our southernmost runaway, "Area Alpha" is the training area designated specifically for helicopter maneuver practice. Within just a few miles, local area airports are plentiful and offer a variety of environments; from uncontrolled Homestead General, to super-busy Miami International, you'll experience all types of airspaces during your training. When it's time to venture out on your first cross country flight, you'll have the luxury of visiting amazing locales such as the Florida Keys - imagine giving yourself your very own sightseeing tour as you learn to fly!

Our courses:

Private Pilot Certificate -

  • -Must be at least 17 years of age, and able to read/write/speak the English language.
  • -Must obtain a 4rd Class FAA Medical Certificate and Student Pilot Certificate
  • -Training aircraft: Robinson R-22
  • -Minimum hour requirement: 40 hours flight time, including 10 hours solo
  • -Average duration of course: 3-5 months; this depends heavily on the student's time Investment, and the average duration is based on the recommended 3 flight per week minimum.
  • -Average investment: approximately $15,000
  • -Certificate requires successful completion of the FAA written exam and oral/practical test (check ride).

Instrument Rating

  • -Must hold a Private Pilot Certificate and a current 3rd class FAA medical certificate.
  • -Training aircraft: Robinson R-44
  • -Minimum hour requirement: 40 hours simulate instrument flight time.
  • -Average duration of course: 4-6 months, again dependent upon srudent's schedule.
  • -Average investment: approximately $25,000
  • -Certificate requires successful completion of the FAA written exam and oral/practical test (check ride).

Commercial Pilot Certificate -

  • -Must hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate, and be at least 18 years of age
  • -Commercial Certificate will require a 2nd class FAA medical certificate; however, a 3rd class is all the is required for training toward the certificate
  • -Training aircraft: Robinson R-22
  • -Minimum hour requirement: 150 hours total flight time (this includes hours previously accumulated); 50 hours must be in rotorcraft
  • -Average duration of course: 3-4 months, again dependent upon student's schedule
  • -Average investment: approximately $25,000
  • -Certificate requires successful completion of the FAA written exam and oral/practical test (check ride).

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) -

  • -Must hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate, be at least 18 years of age, and hold current 3rd class FAA medical certificate.
  • -Training aircraft: Robinson R-22
  • -Minimum hour requirement: There are no minimum hour requirements; however, approximately 15-25 hours of training time are typically needed to reach proficiency. Additionally, a total of 200 hours are needed to be endorsed to instruct in a Robinson helicopter.
  • -Average duration of course: 2-3 months, again dependent upon student's schedule
  • -Average investment: approximately $5,000
  • -Certificate requires successful completion of the FAA CFI and Fundamentals of Instruction written exam, and oral/practical test (check ride).

Certified Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) -

  • -Must hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating, be at least 18 years of age, and hold current 3rd class FAA Medical Certificate.
  • -Training aircraft: Robinson R-44
  • -Minimum hour requirement: There are no minimum hour requirements; however, approximately 5-10 hours of training time are typically needed to reach proficiency. Additionally, a total of 200 hours are needed to be endorsed to instruct in a Robinson helicopter.
  • -Average duration of course: 2-3 months, again dependent upon student's schedule
  • -Average investment: approximately $4,000
  • -Certificate requires successful completion of the FAA CFII and Fundamentals of Instruction written exam, and oral/practical test (check ride).

Turbine Transition -

  • -Must hold at least Private Pilot Certificate (Commercial Certificate is highly recommended)
  • -Training aircraft: Bell 206 JetRanger
  • -Minimum hour requirement: 5 hours
  • -Average duration of course: 1 week
  • -Average investment: $5,000
  • -Course will be completed upon meeting hour requirement and proficiency level, and receiving endorsement from instructor.

Add-on Helicopter Ratings -

  • -Must hold FAA pilot certificate; specific additional requirements will depend upon current certificates/ratings held, and level of add-on desired.
  • -All Add-on rating courses will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the student. Please contact us to discuss a program designed just for you!

International student information:

We are happy to host international students! We are currently able to accept B1 and B2 visas. You'll need to secure approval to begin training from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and we can help you through this process. Additionally, it will be our pleasure to assist you in locating nearby housing.

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