Ascent Aero

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Helicopter Flight Services is a FAA approved part 141 and 61 helicopter flight school located in Medford New Jersey. We are the contracted helicopter school for Atlantic Cape Community College ( ACCC ). We are approved through the VA for GI bill and Post 911 benefits and we accept M1 visa students. Atlantic Cape Community College is also approved to accept VA benefits and funding will be available to cover your training starting from the beginning, INCLUDING private. ( ACCC and VA is available for some students )

We offer Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) training. All courses are available as initial rating and / or add on rating. We have a FAA approved FLYIT helicopter flight simulator to assist you in your training.

We are open seven days a week, 365 days a year, and training is done on a one-on-one basis. We have four full time instructors on staff and all have their CFI and CFII (for instrument training). All instructors must pass a yearly flight check to be under the Schweizer Insurance Program. FAA medical and flight examiners are nearby as well as a written exam testing center located on the airport grounds.

We are a FAA 135 charter company. We offer sightseeing tours of Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York City. We also do aerial photography.

We are a FAA 145 repair station. All of our maintenance is done on the premises by our own certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics and Inspector Authorization (IA) inspectors. We do thorough inspections every 25 hours and keep the helicopters meticulous.

We are approved by the VA’s GI bill. The GI bill will pay students 60% of the cost of their training after their private certificate.

Helicopter Flight Services is approved to accept foreign students under the M-1 Visa Program. Housing and transportation can be provided to anyone who relocates to the area.

We are Professionals. Owned and operated by professional pilots, our strong code of ethics reflects in everything we do, from the respect we show our students, to the way we conduct our operations. We are committed to providing exceptional training and our demeanor transmits confidence and reliability to our customers.

Helicopter Flight Services has over 20 years of professional flying and instructional experience using the Schweizer 300 fleet. Unlike other flight schools, we do not ask for money up front to begin your training. We have a pay as you go policy. Instruction is done on a one on one basis which allows each student to get the attention he or she deserves. Located in the busy Northeast, students are provided with the advantage of training minutes from NYC and Philadelphia airspace.

We would love the opportunity to assist you on entering the exciting world of helicopter flying. Being pilots ourselves we know what an important decision you are making. Learning to fly helicopters can lead you to an exciting and rewarding career. Our school has a friendly professional atmosphere and a training program to suit every individual. If you would like some more information please call or send an email to

Thank you for your interest.


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