Helicopter School Facilities - Choosing A Boston Helicopter School
When choosing a helicopter flight school in the Boston Massachusetts area, it is important to evaluate the facilities and operating area in which you will be training. Most helicopter schools are disconnected from the training environment due to the lack of proper facilities.
Airports in the metropolitan Boston area, and the helicopter flight schools that operate at these airports are not setup in a way that allows a good customer experience. Helicopters require a distinct layout which requires easy access from the office to the hangar to the ramp area. North Andover Flight Academy was setup to have the best training environment possible.
When evaluating the layout of a helicopter flight school, certain items should be important:
- Office/Classroom - What is the proximity of the office to the helicopters/hangar? Is the office an intergral part of the operation, or isolated in some building separate from the airport? North Andover Flight academy's office and classrooms are 50 feet from the hangar, ramp, and helicopters. Students in our groundschools have commented on the activity on the ramp. It simply makes for a better learning experience!
- Heated Hangar - Are you preflighting the helicopter out in the cold? Why? Your school should have a heated hangar - they should not leave their equipment out on the ramp exposed to the elements. Our helicopters all are hangared with easy access to the ramp.
- Fueling Facilities - Do you have to call for fuel? Just another way to waste time. We have our own fuel. We fuel our own helicopters. No waiting.
When choosing a helicopter flight school, make your list of priorites and choose the school that best suits your needs. Read all the information out there, check out AOPA and other pilot sites for useful information.
Train in the Boston Mass area with our flight school and reap the benefits of a busy flight school and maintenance facility. We train helicopter and fixed wing pilots and save you money while providing quality training. Call us for more information at 978-689-7600.