Foothills Helicopter Training Academy utilizes the Robinson R22 and Robinson R44 as its primary training machines. The R44 is likely to be the first helicopter you will fly as a commercial pilot and the R22 helps save cost on your training. This will give you an initial advantage when in competition with those pilots training on non-industry standard equipment. The R44 is well suited to the Western Canadian environment and mountainous terrain. This will provide our students with significant commercial helicopter experience whilst challenging the pilot’s abilities in such areas as power management and differing weather which frequently changes and requires adaptability during flight.
We also offer training on the versatile AS350. Choose your training program to suit your budget and give yourself the best possible advantage in the real world of the commercial helicopter pilot.
Here at Foothills Helicopter Training Academy, we believe you deserve the very best available. Our instructors all have extensive commercial pilot experience and mix instruction time with commercial operations which include forestry, oil and gas, mining, aerial surveying and personal charter operations. Our Chief Flight Instructor (CFI), has several thousand hours in instructing initial students through to company training of experienced pilots, in addition to the many thousands of hours in the commercial operating environment and military service.