Helicopter Training

We can help you realise your ambition to learn to fly helicopters and become a professional helicopter pilot.

Start your journey

Whatever your reason for wanting to learn, we can tailor a training programme to suit your individual requirements and availability. You do not need an aeroplane licence or to have been in the military. If you would like to learn to fly a helicopter, call us and we can arrange for you to take your first lesson.

At Elite we have instructed a wide variety of students, most who have qualified as Private Pilots, and some others who have gone on to qualify as Commercial Pilots and others who have then continued on to gain their Instructor Rating as well.

Learn with the elite

All of our flight instructors are high-time commercial pilots with experience in helicopter operations so you can be assured that at all times you will be in a very safe pair of hands!

We’re licensed through the Civil Aviation Authority as an Air Operator Certificate Holder (AOC No. GB2055) and an Approved Training Organisation (ATO No. GBR.ATO.0198).

Private Pilot Licence – PPL(H)

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Trial Lessons

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Light Aircraft Pilot Licence – LAPL(H)

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Commercial Pilot Licence – CPL(H)

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Advanced Flying and Ratings

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Flight Instructor Rating – FI(H)

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Self Fly Hire & Hour Building

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Student Area

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elite locations


Our CAA approved helicopter training courses are conducted from our comfortable, modern flight school located at Goodwood Aerodrome.

Hangar 3
Goodwood Aerodrome
West Sussex PO18 0PH

Call us on 01243 530165

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Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service.

Members of the armed forces wishing to leave the services and further their education/vocational achievements may qualify to use their Credits against helicopter training. Elite Helicopters are registered as an approved learning provider for many of the training courses that we offer. Where applicable, military personnel can claim up to a maximum of £2000 per year towards a course. Credits are available towards Type Rating Training, Commercial Pilot Training and Bridging Courses to convert military flying qualifications to Civilian flying qualifications. ELCAS Number: 3621.

Do you have any questions?

If you’d like to speak to someone about our helicopter training school, our friendly team are on hand to help — 7 days a week.