Our flight school was founded in 1993 by Peter Stähli. It is our goal to provide excellent flight instruction resulting in helicopter pilots that are proficient in flight knowledge with superior flight abilities, and who are prepared to enter the job market.
We have been approved and authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to teach our students under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61 and FAR Part 141 (HO0S616K). The FAA approval places Helipro on a very short list of helicopter flight schools that meet the rigorous requirements necessary to be a Part 141 training program.
Furthermore we can offer you the chance to earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in applied science in aviation while learning to fly with us. This service can be provided through our partnership with Charter College. This program provides student pilots with a more complete education, and better prepares them for a successful career in aviation. Find out more about the program here.
We can help our students with financing their training. While we cannot offer financial aid through the school directly, we have partnered with Pilot Finance Inc. to help our students to fund their training. Find out more about student financing here.
We are also VA approved, meaning eligible Veterans can use their hard-earned benefits to help pay for their flight training. Find out more about our Veterans program here.
While our main focus lies on flight instruction, we also offer other services, including Scenic Helicopter Tours at the beautiful Central Coast as well as Aerial Photography / Video, Frost Prevention, Power line & Pipe line control.
Safety is our first priority. At Helipro nothing matters more than ensuring that every student is as safe as possible.
In 2017 Helipro entered to be part of a bigger family. The fusion with Altitude Helicopters has brought new energy, experiences, perspective and goals. Altitude Helicopters, founded in 1992, is an international venture in aviation business with branches in US, Nepal and Italy. A family business, founded in 1994 in Italy, expanding its activities and exploring areas of business and geographically different environments. From the Italian Dolomites to the southern beaches of Puglia, from the highest peaks of Nepal to the most remote areas of Africa, our team of extremely experienced helicopter pilots and technicians has been challenged to the highest possible level of perfection in order to perform missions at the very limit of feasibility. Together Helipro and Altitude Helicopters formed Ameristar Aviation with the aim of being a point of reference for the helicopter training.
The opening of a second flight school in the U.S. is only the latest chapter of the story of our project, but possibly the most exciting so far. Training, carrying our experience and sharing our passion to future pilots is a tremendous responsibility and a great opportunity.