Helicopter Flight Training Operations, Prescott, Arizona

The First FAA Approved Part 141 High Altitude Helicopter Pilot School

Guidance Aviation’s helicopter pilot school in Prescott, Arizona was established in 1998 as the first FAA approved Part 141 high altitude helicopter flight training facility in the United States.

Through our partnership with Yavapai College, student pilots can acquire their Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Aviation Technology degree. This program provides graduate helicopter pilots with the necessary skills and Federal Aviation Administration flight certificates to gain employment as a professional in the rotorcraft industry. This aviation degree program through Yavapai College is VA Chapter 33 benefits approved for eligible U.S. Military Veterans using their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.

Student pilots will progress through the following certificated programs and ratings:

  • Private pilot
  • Instrument pilot
  • Commercial pilot
  • Certificated flight instructor – CFI
  • Certificated flight instructor, instruments – CFI-I

Electives in the helicopter flight training program include:

  • Advanced turbine transition training

Prescott, Arizona is an ideal helicopter flight training environment and perfect place to live as you prepare for your career and first job as a professional pilot. The Prescott flight operations are at an altitude of 5,045’ feet above sea level, surrounded by mountain ranges. This means from takeoff to landing, you are training in a high altitude, mountainous environment, developing the skills necessary for your first job and wherever your career takes you.


You’ll have plenty to do on your days off in Prescott, Arizona.

With lakes, streams, and mountains, you can spend your weekends off-roading, mountain climbing and biking, camping, hiking, kayaking, and fishing. Downtown Prescott is renowned for historic Whiskey Row, complete with bars, restaurants and local breweries, not to mention a story or two of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday.

If you love road trips, Prescott is a great provider for that passion. Only half a day road trip to one of the greatest wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, and only 60 miles south of one of the world’s most popular destinations, Sedona, Arizona, your excursions will be complete with some of the best weather the U.S. has to offer. Prescott boasts 350+ days of sunshine per year and an average year round temperature of 70 degrees.