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.

Helipro is a well-established flight school, providing flight training since 1993. It is our goal to provide excellent instruction resulting in helicopter pilots that are proficient in flight knowledge with superior flight abilities, and who are prepared to enter the helicopter pilot job market.

Your training at Helipro will be very personal and individual, much like a family. Due to the small size of our flight school, we can provide a very flexible training schedule based on your needs, time and availability. Our instructors are available from Monday – Sunday. 

Helipro is located at the San Luis Obispo Regional airport (KSBP). The advantage of this location is, that training can be conducted right after take off. In other training areas, for example Los Angeles, students must fly for over half an hour before reaching areas suitable for proper training. The close proximity of mountain ranges allows us to provide mountain training and high altitude operations as well. Find more information about the airport here .

Helipro is a high-quality, highly regulated school that is approved by the FAA under Part 141. This places Helipro within a very short list of helicopter training programs that have proven to the FAA that their Standardized Curriculum meets the rigorous requirements necessary to be a FAR Part 141 facility.

San Luis Obispo has a Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. On average, there are 287 sunny days per year, which makes it a perfect location for your flight training. For more information check out the website of chamber of commerce .

Helipro 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 .  

At Helipro, our pilots have the opportunity to work as flight instructors (if there is an opening) after their training is complete.

Your basic training will take place in San Luis Obispo, California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. San Luis Obispo, or SLO is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. In your free time you can enjoy the beautiful and fascinating landscapes of the Central Coast or take a trip over the weekend to San Francisco or Los Angeles. Watch a video about San Luis Obispo, published in the New York Times.

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PERFORMANCE

Never exceed speed: 130 kts

Cruise speed: 110 kts

Range: 300 miles

Max. operating altitude: 14.000 feet density altitude

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Capacity: 2, including pilot

Maximum weight per seat (including baggage compartment): 240 lbs.

Maximum takeoff weight: 1370 lbs.

Powerplant: Lycoming O-320 B2C, 160 BHP (Brake Horse Power)

Main tank usable capacity: 19.2 US gallons

Auxiliary tank usable capacity: 10.5 US gallons

Never exceed speed: 102 kts

Cruise speed: 75 kts

Range: 240 miles

Max. operating altitude: 14.000 feet density altitude

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

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Capacity: 4, including pilot

Air Conditioning

Aspen Evo EFD1000H Pro/HSI Flight Display

Garmin GTR225 Com Radio

Garmin GTN750 GPS/Com/Nav

ELT

Payload: 748 lbs.

Maximum weight per seat (including baggage compartment): 300 lbs.

Maximum weight in either baggage compartment: 50 lbs.

Maximum takeoff weight: 2500 lbs.

Powerplant: Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5, 245 (Brake Horse Power)

Main tank usable capacity: 30.6 US gallons

Auxiliary tank usable capacity: 18.3 US gallons

Robinson R44 Raven II - Instrument Trainer

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NEW Robinson R22 Beta - Instrument Trainer

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

PERFORMANCE

Capacity: 2, including pilot

Instrumentation (9-hole panel):

- Attitude Indicator

- Turn Coordinator

- Horizontal Situation Indicator

- Marker Beacon

- Digital Transponder (KT76C)

- Garmin 430

Maximum weight per seat (including baggage compartment): 240 lbs.

Maximum takeoff weight: 1370 lbs.

Powerplant: Lycoming O-320 B2C, 160 BHP (Brake Horse Power)

Main tank usable capacity: 19.2 US gallons

Auxiliary tank usable capacity: 10.5 US gallons

Never exceed speed: 102 kts

Cruise speed: 75 kts

Range: 240 miles

Max. operating altitude: 14.000 feet density altitude

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NEW SBPA XR22/44 AATD

SPECIFICATIONS

The XR22-44 Robinson Helicopter Trainer provides realistic and true-to-scale cockpit design, avionics, and reliable hardware/software performance. This platform also provides an effective training environment for student and certified pilots, providing the best experience in flight simulation. This includes the capability of practicing scenario-based flight training courses, emergency procedures, pilot evaluations, instrument procedures and increased pilot proficiency overall.

With this training device you can log up to 20 hours towards your Instrument Rating, which equates to lower costs for your flight training.

To find out more about the flight training device, please visit this website .

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Choosing a flight school is not only about getting the best deal. It's also sharing a philosophy, follow a vision, getting close to a world of passion, getting trained to the challenges of the real aviation world and in some way it's choosing to be part of a "family".

In 2017 Helipro entered in a bigger international aviation company which is now developed in several continents, with operations in different fields and contexts. The ‘family’ have now business relations and cooperation in several areas of operation that allow us to offer our students a professional enrichment and the enjoyment of unique know-how.The partners working with us are familiar with our expertise and professionalism, they recognize how our students are trained to the same high standards they operate with.


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27. August 2018 - Franco Ferrari, PPL

01. September 2018 - Kevin Martin, CFI

11. September 2018 - Shankar Katwal, IR & ATPL

29. September 2018 - Thomas Forgiarini, CPL

03. October 2018- David Muzio, ATPL

24. October 2018 - Matthias Oberegger, CPL

24. October 2018 - Yi Dongyu, CFII Rein

27 October 2018 - Lucas Herrnegger, CFI

9. December 2018 - Remo Von Allmen, PPL

17. December 2018 - Kory Kubicki, CPL

17. December 2018 - Stefano Piffari, PPL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

January 5th 2019 - Christian Cattell, PPL

January 5th 2019 - Bryson Brattagin, PPL

January 19th 2019 - Tao Jiang, CFI

February 09th 2019 - Remo Von Allmen, CPL

February 16th 2019 - Stefano Piffari, CPL

February 21st 2019 - Dulal Shaswot, CFI

February 21st 2019 - Alberto Senini, PPL

February 23rd 2019 - Thomas Forgiarini, CFI

March 09th 2019- Bryson Battagin, CPL

2018

17. January 2018 - Paul Waltl, PPL

17. January 2018 - Ewald Pfeiffer, PPL

31. January 2018 - Manuel Digruber, CFII

31. January 2018 - Michael Mocan, PPL

4. February 2018 - Timo Berkemeiner, PPL

18. June 2018 - Lucas Hernegger, PPL

20. June 2018 - Renzo Frigg, CFI

09. July 2018 - Jeff Miller, PPL

17 July 2018 - Tao Jiang, CPL

19 - July 2028 - Kory Kubicki, PPL

19. July 2018 - Mathias Dube', PPL

20. August 2018 - Subash Khadka, ATPL

20. August 2018 - Shankar Katwal, PPL

22. August 2018 - Simone Menestrina, CFI

25. August 2018 - Luca Herrnegger, CPL