Real-world training for real-world helicopter pilots.
Dreaming of becoming a helicopter pilot? Train with Australia's best instructors and obtain your commercial or private helicopter licence or advance your qualifications.
Become a Helicopter Pilot with Aeropower
We provide high quality, professional flight training programmes supporting not only the greater business’ skilling needs, but also those of the Australian and South-East Asian rotary-wing industry.
Aeropower has a strong focus on standards and aims to ensure that a safe, high quality and consistent training programme is delivered by instructors across all phases of training, in line with the high professional standards of our industry.
Duration: 6 months full-time, and up to 24 months part-time
Book a Helicopter Trial Flight With Us
Whether you’re after a rewarding career or maybe you have always wondered what it is like to fly a helicopter, a Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) is the first step. A TIF allows you to test run Aeropower as a training provider and it gives us a chance to see how you will fit into our training culture and student mix.
The post-flight debriefing will cover any questions that you have and provide an opportunity to book your next lesson. Your instructor can also complete the flight entry in your logbook if you have one.
The flight lasts for approximately 30 minutes from engine start to shutdown and the flight time is counted towards either your private or commercial helicopter licence.
Complete HFR, Endorsements, Ratings, and Check Flights With Us
In addition to our CPL and PPL programmes, we offer a wide range of ratings and endorsements for experienced pilots, including:
- Low-level rating and flight review
- External sling load endorsement
- Night VFR rating
- Gas turbine engine endorsement
- Helicopter flight reviews
Some of these ratings and endorsements are not nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Our Helicopter Fleet
The flagship of our flight school is the Cabri G2. After a comprehensive, global review process we chose the G2 as our basic training platform, replacing the Robinson R22 and Schweizer 300. The G2 is the world’s most advanced 2 seat piston engine helicopter, cutting edge technology provides safety levels previously only available on large helicopters or military types and a 3-bladed rotor system ensures stability in all conditions.
The Robinson R44 has been the world’s best-selling general aviation (GA) helicopter every year since 1999. It is the most produced GA aircraft of the 21st century, with 5,805 deliveries from 2000–2017. We utilise the R44 predominately in our charter operations but also include it as an advanced trainer in our Commercial Pilot Licence programmes to furnish graduates with valuable, industry experience on this very popular operating platform.
One of the world’s most successful and useful light turbine helicopters, the Hughes/McDonnell Douglas/MD500 series Helicopters began life in response to a US Army requirement for a light observation helicopter. This machine type is the workhorse of our fleet, tasked with the majority of our airborne electrical services work and also configurable as an ab-initio or lead-in trainer.
The multipurpose, single-engine AS350 has an outstanding proven track record. Its flexibility and low acquisition cost have made it a very sought-after helicopter capable of performing a wide range of taskings. It is well suited for all missions requiring various types of equipment, especially for police, newsgathering, medical transportation, and utility operations. Our AS350 fleet is configurable for firefighting, sling work, powerline operations, and flight training.
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We’d love to hear from you!
You can get in touch by using the contact us form, giving us a call, or dropping into the hangar.
Nathan Rd, Rothwell
QLD 4022, Australia
Drover Road, Bankstown
NSW 2200, Australia
(07) 3385 9500