Seacoast Helicopters Flight School

Learn to Fly in Portsmouth, NH

Get in the Cockpit!

Is your current job not as rewarding or challenging a career as you had envisioned? It’s never too late for a career change! or maybe you’d like to earn a private pilot license and fly for fun?

Seacoast Helicopters offers an FAA approved training curriculum that is organized, flexible, and proven. As a student with us you can expect safe, consistent, professional instruction with an emphasis on sound decision making and fundamentals.

With our FAA certified flight school in Portsmouth, NH, we can help you pursue an exciting and rewarding career in one of the most enviable positions in the aviation field! In fact, you can become a professional pilot for the fraction of what a college education costs. We can recommend tuition financing options and assist with job placement upon completion! All flights are scheduled in an easy to use online system. All students are allowed to rent helicopters for pleasure flying after obtaining the necessary certifications.

So let Seacoast Helicopters help you to pursue your dreams. Our FAA certifications offered include Flight Instruction for Private, Commercial, Instrument Rating, ATP, CFI and CFII ratings, conducted in accordance with our FAA Certified Part 141 Air Agency Certificate. We also instruct under FAA Part 61, if desired.

Dream Flight

This is your chance to take the controls of a helicopter and try your hand at flying! Experience an incredible 45 minutes with one of our flight instructors in the helicopter over the scenic New Hampshire and Maine seacoast. You’ll be on the controls with your FAA certified instructor the whole flight taking in the views from the cockpit. First get acquainted with the basic controls and operation during a 45 minute ground lesson where you’ll learn what each control does and how the helicopter responds. Then you will begin an introduction to hovering flight. How hard can it be, right? Under the watchful eye of an instructor, see if you can keep the helicopter in the same spot for more than a few seconds at a time! A word of warning, this flight is so much fun you’ll want to keep coming back!

Fixed Wing Training

We offer primary and advanced training with ratings of Private, Commercial, Instrument, Instructor, and Instrument Instructor in both Single Engine Land and Multi-Engine Land categories. Our fleet includes a Cessna 172, the most popular flight training aircraft in the world. Training is conducted at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. We train you to share airspace with other General Aviation aircraft as well as Air National Guard refueling tankers and transient Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, and US Coast Guard aircraft, preparing you for flights to any airport in the U.S.

Your training is conducted one-on-one with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor who works with you through the entire program, learning your individual needs, strengths, and weaknesses to provide training tailored just for you. As an added bonus, the beauty of the Seacoast area provides a visually attractive backdrop for every flight.