Yellowstone Helicopters offers regional aviation expertise and flight training in the stable Robinson R44 helicopter. Our wide range of services include helicopter flight training, used helicopter sales, aircraft maintenance, and tourism helicopter operations. Yellowstone Helicopters Flight School is located at Idaho Falls, Idaho serving all of the Western United States.

Yellowstone Helicopters specializes in training professional pilots as well as the private owner. We’ll take you through the whole process from your first flight to earning your FAA Certificate. Helicopter students train in Robinson R44 aircraft.

Our instructors are FITS (FAA/Industry Training Standards) SBT (Scenario Based Training) facilitators, in order to guarantee that our students receive the most comprehensive training curriculum available in the West.

Specialized Training in Heart of America’s Western Region

Idaho Falls proximity to unique topography (mountains and challenging terrain) gives our students Western terrain flight training, as well as a sought after flight experience in handling all manner of unique and challenging in flight variables, such as  year round weather conditions. Our newly certified helicopter pilots complete their certifications with the highest degree of education and real world flight experience lead by our local instructor pilots.

Helicopter School Pricing & Fees

Prices start at $499.00 per hour in our R44 helicopters inclusive of fuel and instructor. Ground time with instructors is $50 per hour. You can reliably become a certified private R44 helicopter pilot in as little as 40-50 hours.

Call us today to learn to fly helicopters among the wild scenic backcountry of Idaho and start your career as a pilot today!

Testimonials

Travelling through Yellowstone on our camper adventure across the USA. I can’t begin to explain how incredible it is to see the wild and scenic Yellowstone area from a helicopter at 10,000 feet. We did a last minute helicopter tour booking online and flew over a snow capped mountain peak and into a lake below. Best money we have spent on our travels so far, this is a MUST DO tour in Yellowstone!

Grant and Jacob

Our trip to Yellowstone National Park this year didn’t initially include a helicopter tour for our entire family but we are SO glad we did! This tour was fantastic and inexpensive, possibly the best ‘tourist experience’ we’ve had! We had a fantastic pilot, Marc, who took the tour to the next level. Would recommend this tour to anyone!

The Jones Family
North Dakota

This was a last minute surprise helicopter tour for my wife and family. Our bus tour through Yellowstone National Park was amazing but the family was totally thrilled to do a surprise sunset mountain helicopter flight on the same day. Incredible helicopter tour staff helped us every step of the way, from booking online to the actual flight. This will be a memory of our visit to Yellowstone we keep forever. Thanks!

Mark and Family
New York

As a tour leader for China Tours this was my first time experiencing a Yellowstone helicopter ride and the pilot and helicopter experience was first rate, knowledgeable and friendly staff make flying in a helicopter near Yellowstone a must do experience. There are a lot of tour options to see Yellowstone National Park, this was recommended by another tour leader and I can’t recommend it enough to others!

Julia Song
China

Wow! We flew over Bald Mountain, lakes and wild rivers all from a bird’s eye view. A visit to Yellowstone National Park takes on a different view from up here. We took the early morning flight when the sun was just coming up. The experience of a helicopter ride is worth the ticket price. Very professional company, will fly again!

Jin Yong
Beijing

This was one of the most amazing adventures my partner and I have ever been on. The staff at Yellowstone Helicopters from booking to meeting our pilot was great to work with from. We did the $69 helicopter ride and it was well worth it. What a special addition to our Yellowstone Park experience – we will remember this spectacular flight together.

Debbie and Elise
California

A wonderful Yellowstone experience. We booked our tour from Australia and love the tour from start to finish. The ride over Bald Mountain itself was spectacular. Our pilot Marc and his ground crew were very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. This was a tour we will not forget, it added to our Yellowstone experience from a very professional company!

Gordon and Maureen
New Zealand

Our Yellowstone helicopter tour was easy to book online. Our helicopter pilot made sure everyone was catered to and went the extra mile for our elderly grandmother. Helicopter pilots have an excellent knowledge of the surroundings and talked us through everything and made sure we had a smooth flight. The mountain views are breathtaking – plenty of opportunities for great photos/videos. Would definitely go again, good value for the money!

Zhang Wei
Shanghai