What’s better than getting your helicopter instrument rating? Getting your helicopter instrument rating and saving thousands of dollars! The latest addition to our helicopter fleet here at the school is a Robinson R-22 instrument trainer. A rare bird indeed, there were a few of these instrument trainers produced in the early years, and our newest helicopter is fresh out of a complete overhaul from our Robinson Helicopter overhaul facility here outside Boston Massachusetts. As our instrument candidates will tell you, this is one beautiful helicopter! It’s rarity makes it that much more enjoyable. The large instrument panel places everything within easy reach of the pilot, and the HSI/Garmin 430 combination (newly installed), make this an updated version of the venerable Robinson R-22 instrument trainer.
Since it’s newly overhauled, it truly flies like a new helicopter! New avionics, new gyros, basically everything is new! One of the best things about training for your instrument rating in the Robinson R-22 instrument trainer is the price! Only $250/hr. solo, or $290 with a certified instrument instructor. Because we are a fully certified Part 141 helicopter school, you can also choose our Part 141 instrument training program and complete your helicopter instrument rating under Part 141.
Of course, if you want to do your helicopter instrument rating in our larger, instrument equipped Robinson R-44, well, we can accommodate that request as well! You can train in the Robinson R-44 for not much more than a Schweizer, and train in the Robinson R-22 for thousands less than an instrument rating anywhere else!
North Andover Flight Academy offers helicopter instrument ratings with several of our instrument qualified instructors. Stop in and see us, email, or give us a call anytime. We are Part 141 approved, and Part 61 students can also benefit from our Part 141 helicopter instrument rating curriculum.