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!


Amazing 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 flight and still see the sights together!

Matt Hobbs

This flight was a birthday present for my wife and I let our two daughters go along. It was a great smooth flight and the got to see an elk herd from overhead. We have been in the area many times but to see Hebgen Lake, Quake Lake along with the mountains from above was very exciting for them. My 20 year old daughter said the view was incredible and then she looked out of the window. I guess the pilot was cute. Thanks to Tadd, the ground person and pilot for making this happen!

Mark Crowley

Wonderful experience! Great pilot and team! Can’t wait till next year!

Tammy Tamplin

Took a early morning tour with Jeremy. Great pilot and wonderful experience. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, and fantastic time. Look forward to next time!

Bill Metzger

Worth every penny. Great pilot and beautiful views!

Jessica Miller

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

We had searched online for quite some time during our Yellowstone vacation planning for a reasonably priced helicopter tour we could do while on our trip out west and I am so glad we found this company. Marc was able to arrange an hour-long flight for us like I wanted for a very fair price and was so easy to work with. His response to my inquiries while planning was much more prompt, thorough, and courteous than other companies I had checked into. When we arrived for our flight, everyone on the team was very professional and welcoming and we ended up having a fabulous tour with our pilot, Justin. It was our first time in a helicopter and he made us feel totally comfortable, explained all the sights, and answered all our questions. He even back-tracked so I could get pictures of the elk we spotted. We saw a herd of bison crossing the river, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime kind of view. I highly recommend this company and if I am ever back in West Yellowstone we will be looking forward to flying with them again. Thank you Yellowstone Helicopters for the outstanding experience!! Loved it!

Carson Lammers & Family