About Us

Mission Statement

At Foothills Helicopter Training Academy we pride ourselves with our private school approach. With a maximum of 5 students for a fulltime class this allows us to ensure each student is getting the highest level of hands on training.

To provide the best possible training and instruction for individuals seeking employment within the commercial helicopter industry.

Specialized in custom flight training programs to transition students into the real-world commercial environment.

Partnered with Exploration Helicopters and Advanced Airborne Applicators our focus is to fill the training gap in the rotary wing world from 100 hour pilot to commercial pilot. Our instructors actively work in the industry to prepare students for much more than passing the commercial flight test.

Our Academy

Foothills Helicopter Training Academy

Our Promise

Providing the best possible training and instruction for individuals seeking employment within the helicopter industry.

Specializing in custom flight training programs and transitioning students into the real-world commercial environment.

Our students and instructors safety is our number one priority. Pairing our students up with high time flight instructors who have both the knowledge and real world experience makes all the difference.

Partnered with Access Helicopters, we share both office and hangar space together. This gives students the opportunity to train and learn around high time pilots and get a feel for real industry experience.

By offering training options on the Robinson R44 and Robinson R22, giving our students the flexibility to save cost on their tuition.

The key to quality and efficiency… is professionalism.

By having a class size of 4-5 students per instructor, this helps us deliver a more hands on approach and ensuring that each student is getting the highest level of training.

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Here’s what our happy graduates have to say about our services:

I began my training at Foothills Heli in October 2020 and finished in March 2021.

Thanks to the great instructors and foothills operational connections I landed a job right after I graduated.

Shane, AAA - Heli Pilot

I’m so thankful that I went to FHTA for my CHPL. The small class size makes for a personalized learning experience where everyone truly wants you to succeed. From trying out long-lining, night flying and landing on mountain tops, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience

Andrea, Access Heli Pilot

I could not have wished for a better experience than what I had at Foothills Helicopter Training Academy. FHTA provided thorough flight training, an intimate classroom setting, competent ground/flight instructors and a friendly, supportive environment. The program provides a comprehensive, bridged version of the heavily, loaded subject of helicopter flying.

Stephanie, Access Heli Pilot

I always felt that I was a top priority to all of the instructors and staff, the environment at Foothills Helicopter Training Academy made it a breeze to get into my dream career!

Chase, Commercial Heli Pilot