Whether you want to pursue your goals full-time or part-time our Flight Instructor staff works with your schedule in mind. All flight instruction and ground instruction is accomplished through private tutoring providing an efficient scheduling and learning environment.

The Professional Academy is a professional pilot training program offered by Midwest Helicopter. The Academy is designed to give the career-minded student experience in several different helicopter types while acquiring your Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor and Instrument Flight Instructor License’s. This program is designed to give you more experience for less money.


The academy takes you from zero flight time and experience through being certificated to teach others to fly helicopters in as little as 10 months. When you join the academy you join a group of students who like yourself have chosen to dedicate themselves to becoming a professional helicopter pilot.
Experience in the Robinson R44 has become an unwritten requirement for many first time Flight Instructor positions. Many schools offer time in the R44 as an add-on to their program, at the Academy time in the Robinson R44 is part of the program.

For over 15 years, Midwest Helicopter has been providing pilot training for those seeking to be FAA-certified as Private, Commercial, Instrument, or ATP-rated helicopter pilots. We also prepare pilots to earn their Certified Helicopter Flight Instructor (CFI) and Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) ratings. We are the oldest and largest helicopter flight school in our area. Flight training is our primary business and we take it seriously.

Chris Bailey -CEO, Chief Pilot
Midwest Helicopter
A MySky Company