Military / Government Training Programs

About USATS’ Rich Military Training History

Formerly Helicopter Adventures Inc. (HAI) and Bristow Academy, Inc., for more than 30 years, and serving more than 120 countries, USATS has left an indelible mark on the Helicopter Industry, becoming the premier provider of Law Enforcement and Military Helicopter Pilot Training. Thousands of professional military aviators from more than 120 countries started their pilots’ careers in our hallways and on our ramp. Military / Government Training Programs.

Today, you’ll find our cadets flying high at every level, in hundreds of aviation units around the globe and serving as military leaders and decision makers.

Our journey has been an exciting and rewarding one and, with the recent forming of U.S. Aviation Training Solutions Inc. (USATS), we are excited to announce that we are yet again poised to positively influence the success of mission operations of our foreign military customers, and the professionalism of foreign military aviation units, on a level never experienced.

USATS – Graduate Mission Ready

The world’s premier aviation training facility for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, providing initial and advanced military helicopter training to U.S. and Allied Nations based on U.S. Government standards parallel to those found at U.S. Military Service flight schools.

Our mission is to produce the most highly qualified, proficient military aviation graduate and leader that is capable of maximum growth flying any platform for any operational unit.

Our objective is to create a culture, not just a capability, and to begin with goal of facilitating a qualified Aircraft Commander conditioned to become a future leader inside his/her respective unit and service.  Our programs blend best practices from both commercial and military sectors with customized solutions for US allies, that instill a foundation of “primacy” built upon the immersion in a safety culture and early introduction of advanced concepts such as Crew Resource Management, Threat and Error Management, and Aviation Decision Making. This approach creates habitual behaviors that foster future military aviation leadership growth as well as faster, more efficient adaptation to follow-on advanced platform training.

We conduct training at Space Coast Regional Airport (KTIX) Titusville, FL and at our High-Altitude Training facility in Minden, NV and embed trainers and mentors with a broad range of customers within US Allied Nations.

Please contact us to learn about successful training of thousands of foreign military pilots operating in UH-60s, B 412s and CH-47s.


USATS World-Class Training Programs for any Mission

In addition to our basic training courses, USATS pilots can also undertake a wide range of specific training programs. These courses deliver graduates who are fully compliant with relevant defense sector standards (DOD, DOS, FAA, EASA) and are ready to play a value adding frontline role in mission operations from day one.  Our training programs include:

Initial Entry Rotary-Wing (IERW) (FAA and EASA compliant and certified)

Instructor Pilot (IP) / Qualified Helicopter Instructor (QHI)

Night Vision Goggle (NVG) (according to ITAR regulations)

External Load Training (ELT) / Bambi Bucket / Firefighting

Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) / METS

Mountain Flying / High Altitude Training (HAT)

Confined Area Operations & Landing

Type transitions / model transitions

Turbine Transition (B 206)

Search and Rescue (SAR)

High Altitude Chamber

High-Density Airspace



Military / Government Training Programs

Please contact us to learn about the courses and instructors responsible for successfully training thousands of foreign military pilots operating in UH-60s, B 412s and CH-47s.

USATS Brings Unique and Unmatched Military Solutions:       The Only Relevant Military Training Experience, Military Culture & Quality of Operations, at Commercial Price

Experience training, transitioning, type rating on military aircraft: Bell 206; Bell 412 UH 60

Dedicated full time academic and flight training by experienced prior military personnel

Large world class facility, dedicated support: FBO, Dispatch, Part 141 Maintenance

Collegiate-level English Language Training as needed

Full logistical support from our Student Services Team

Partner and vendor support from simulator providers

Any course executed at USATS or host-nation facilities

Safety and Quality Management System

Student to instructor ratio of 2:1

More than 50 rotary-wing aircraft

4 Simulators

Rucker-based Military Culture

USATS – Nationalization & Training Capability Development

Enhance your internal Training Capability with USATS

USATS provides support and embedded mentors to foreign military units and maintenance teams, building aviation training capabilities for foreign governments, foreign law enforcement agencies, foreign military combat units and other aviation special mission operators, drawing upon our extensive expertise managing flight schools at multiple locations and in diverse regulatory environments.

Our training solutions are designed around your training needs. To develop our training courses, we evaluate our customer’s mission set and our students’ needs from every possible angle, including considerations like local terrain, type of mission and aircraft, host country regulatory requirements, and weather patterns, for example.

New! Now Supporting US Military RW Pilot Transition to Fixed Wing Airline

USATS now offers programs for experienced military pilots wishing to convert to civilian operations or switch from rotary to fixed wing flying

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Complete our application form on right or call us on 1-800-686-4080 to discuss your training requirements. USATS student training representatives look forward to getting your information so that we can answer any questions and begin to support your career development and educational needs! Tell us about your goals and we will steer you toward the best USATS course options or design a training solution for you!

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