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At Helicopter Pro, we provide comprehensive one-on-one helicopter training in Sarasota, FL, and the surrounding areas. Instructor Mark Montgomery hosts a full-service training facility specializing in a variety of helicopter training, from private pilot helicopter licenses to professional helicopter career ratings. Our helicopter training program includes the following:

  • Recreational Helicopter Pilot

  • Private Helicopter Training Course

  • Commercial Helicopter Training Course

  • Helicopter Add-On Ratings

In addition to the above courses, our professional flight instructor can help create a customized course for you or an organization, based on your overall goals, per FAA regulations.


At Helicopter Pro, we want to share the beautiful Sarasota skies with our fellow aviation enthusiasts. For your convenience, we have listed out some of the most common questions we receive about helicopter flight training and our programs. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our qualified instructor would be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Our training helicopter is the Robinson R-44, which provides a stable and safe aircraft for students to learn in. It is the most common helicopter flying in the world today.

It depends on the type of license you are seeking, your ability, and your level of commitment. While the FAA specifies a specific number of minimum hours. It may take you longer.

Our charges are based on the length of time you use our services or our aircraft. There is one rate for the aircraft and one rate for the instructor. There are no hidden costs or surprises standing in your way. Connect with the flight instructor today for a breakdown of our pricing.

Your chosen course and your time availability will determine the answer to this question. Remember, It is in everyone’s best interest to complete your training and pass your exams in the shortest time possible.

  1. Take an introductory flight to see first-hand if flying a helicopter is something you would enjoy.
  2. Select your flight training school. Helicopter Pro will provide a unique one-on-one teacher-student relationship.
  3. Contact Helicopter Pro and let them guide you through the initial steps.
  4. Start your flight training.