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Instructors at the Australian Helicopter Academy (AHA) have a vast and wide range of experience, with over 15,000 flight hours between them.

Their experience includes having flown for commercial operators throughout Australia and overseas in a large scope of operations including cattle mustering, charter, filming/photography, feral animal control, firefighting, mining exploration/drill moves, heli-logging, powerline inspections, and flight training, just to name a few! This can give you a distinct insight into many facets of the aviation industry.

We train our own instructors in-house to ensure a high level of standardisation. Training to become an instructor only applies to our more experience HeliSpirit pilots who have a minimum of 1,500 hours of commercial experience.

During training, our instructors will highlight the skills needed to perform operations and the Kimberley region offers great diversity to build your skills.

We endeavour to help guide you on the journey to attain your goals and aspirations as a professional helicopter pilot and give you a head-start in your pilot career.

  • testimony-img "The decision was easy for me when choosing to do my training with AHA. They have experienced instructors who have incredible experience in all areas of the helicopter industry such as long lining, fire fighting, mustering etc. Being exposed to a large helicopter business has also been brilliant as you get real insight into how a professional helicopter company is run and what they expect from a professional pilot. Having LAME’s and Avionics engineers on hand has been a huge bonus as they gave me a solid understanding to the ins and outs of a wide range of aircraft. Most of all l was influenced with the scenario based flying and the attention to detail that AHA provide so I can become a true professional in the industry."
    Sam Bleakley - Harrow, VIC
  • testimony-img "Coming up here was a great decision. I have had the opportunity to train with highly experienced instructors who have diverse helicopter industry backgrounds. I trained in the bush off the airport, in terrain and scenarios where and how helicopters are designed to operate. Every day I was exposed to a busy commercial helicopter operation and I was actively involved with the maintenance crew – a must in my opinion. I also got to live in the Kimberley, the view never gets old and the people are great."
    Gareth Cope - Gold Coast, QLD