Pilot Training

Helicopter Pilot Training

In addition to being a premier spot for Los Angeles helicopter tours, Lite Flight is the perfect place to begin or continue your helicopter pilot training. Our highly qualified instructors will provide you with everything you need to become an exceptional helicopter pilot. Whether you are seeking a rewarding career in the aviation industry, or simply looking for a new exciting hobby, Lite Flight has you covered. Our instructors have thousands of hours of experience, so you don’t need to worry about having an instructor learning with you as you go – that’s not only unsafe, but costs a lot of money…

Lite Flight Helicopters

is located at Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles, CA. Van Nuys Airport is rich with history and a great place to learn to fly. Within minutes of taking off you can be to the ocean, mountains, or one of many other airports. This will offer you the opportunity to learn to communicate and operate within all types of federal airspace.

You will also learn off airport procedures such as pinnacle and confined area approaches in one of our numerous training areas. Another significant advantage to training in this area is the beautiful weather. Poor weather conditions are one of the major factors inhibiting flight, though because of our mild Southern California climate, we are able to fly almost every single day, year-round.


Lite Flight uses Robinson helicopters for all levels of training and helicopter rides in Los Angeles. Robinson helicopters are world renowned for dependability and low cost to pilots. For this reason almost all training industry wide is completed in Robinson helicopters.

Lite Flight uses Robinson R22 helicopters for primary training which you will find to be the standard in the industry. Lite Flight’s Robinson R44 Raven II is top of the line and equipped with all the navigational instruments necessary for any rating.

Flyit Flight Simulator

Lite Flight Helicopters has a FAA approved FlyIt flight simulator on site. Using the simulator will save you a large amount of money while training for your instrument rating. The SIM is also approved for IFR currency requirements.

Cost of Training

Lite Flight Helicopters is committed to offering first class instruction at a very competitive rate. Light Flight continually adjusts our rates according to current fuel prices and associated operational costs to insure the best possible price. Feel free to contact us to compare costs. Lite Flight firmly believes in a pay as you go process and will never attempt to bind you to any sort of contract in case your plans change.

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