Whether it’s the busy airspaces in Sacramento, or the high majestic mountains of Redding, our two California locations, gives us the ability to provide affordable flight training services to a wide variety of optimal training environments.


You will be guided by a team of the most skilled helicopter pilots in the industry! The expert instructors at AV8 Aviation are experienced in many different helicopter disciplines.

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Discovery Flights

Take an introductory flight lesson!

Discover the joy of flying.

We are now offering a discovery flight and introductory lesson. Learn about the amazing and versatile Robinson R22 and R44 Helicopter.

Take the controls and experience first hand what it’s like fly a helicopter.

Come soar to new heights

With our professional helicopter flight school! Our experienced instructors provide top-notch training that focuses on safety, hands-on learning, and achieving certification.

Our commitment to safety is unmatched. We use industry standard technology and equipment, and our instructors are rigorously trained to ensure that each flight is conducted with the highest level of safety in mind.

Our hands-on training approach means that you’ll be in the pilot’s seat from day one, gaining practical experience in real-world flying scenarios. And with flexible scheduling options, you can learn at your own pace, whether you’re a full-time student or working professional.

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Upon successful program completion, you’ll possess the certification needed to enhance your career. Our well-established industry connections provide valuable career guidance and offer access to excellent job opportunities as you take the next steps in your professional path.

At our flight school, we’re committed to your success. With professional training, safety, hands-on learning, certification, flexibility and convenience, and industry connections, we have everything you need to achieve your dreams of becoming a skilled helicopter pilot. Enroll now and experience the thrill of flying!

Our Courses

“The school worked around my schedule and provided excellent training”.

Thomas H.

“After finishing my CFI here, I cannot recommend this flight school enough. They are very knowledgeable and professional.

Kenneth W.
This flight school has the perfect balance of teaching everything you need to know and more while keeping it fun and exciting.
Scott G.
I highly recommend AV8, their instructors are very knowledgeable and have real on-the-job experience. Everyone is friendly and puts in the effort to make sure that you succeed.
Nathan W.
A great school! The instructors here hold you accountable and do an exceptional job of teaching the skills and knowledge necessary to be the best possible pilot.
Travis M.
I highly recommend AV8
. I completed both my instrument and commercial certificates with them. Their professionalism, standards, and ability to work with the student are unmatched. 
Joe K.