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!


“Took a early morning 60 minute helicopter tour in West Yellowstone with Jeremy. Great pilot and wonderful experience. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, and fantastic time. Look forward to next time!”

Bill Metzger

“Worth every penny, these are simply great helicopters tours of Yellowstone’s Outback. Great pilot and beautiful views, we’ll be back, book the 60 minute tour!”

Jessica Miller

“Amazing helicopter tour staff and very accommodating. Must check these guys out if you are in the area! We had a party of four so we were able to take a tandem 45 minute helicopter flight out of West Yellowstone and still see the sights together!”

Matt Hobbs

“Wow, just wow! What a wonderful experience, we took the 60 minute flight with a great pilot and ground team! Can’t wait till next year!”

Tammy Tamplin

I did the Grizzly 20 minute tour today and had an amazing flight with Kameron! He was knowledgeable about the area and history and was an excellent pilot! It was an amazing experience to see West Yellowstone from the air and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Definitely would recommend family and friends!

Nathan Nelson