Fixed Wing Flight Training
Here at Rio Grande Helicopters, we do it all. We not only fly helicopters, we also support a corporate flight department with some amazing airplanes. Some of our pilots are also flight instructors for helicopters and airplanes. We work intimately with the only fixed wing flight school between the San Antonio and McAllen areas.. Due to the wide variety of variables and possibilities, please contact Rio Grande Flight Academy, our flight training partner, for detailed, customized information on pricing, course specifics and availability!
Private Pilot License
The FAA requires 40 hrs minimum in order to apply for the Private Pilot License, this will give you the freedom to pilot yourself, friends and family but you will not be able to be hired as a pilot of charge for pilot services. As a Private Pilot you will be able to fly for pleasure and/or business on those beautiful, clear days.
The only thing better than flying is being paid to fly! You must be a Commercial Pilot in order to be paid legally, here are a list of our partner's advanced courses:
-Commercial Pilot - Single and Multi
-Certified Flight Instructor - Single and Multi
-Certified Instrument Instructor
-ATP - Single and Multi
Contact Us for detailed information and course structure..
Cloudy, need to make that business meeting? You need an Instrument rating! This allows you to fly by visual reference solely on to the instruments. It is 40 hrs of actual or "hood" time, 15 of which must be with an Instrument Instructor. The Instrument rating doesn't mean you can fly in anything but it does open you options. Contact us for pricing and information on how to save 50% by flying with a safety pilot!
Maybe you already have a private helicopter or single engine license and would like to add a new rating. Good news, we can do it, and it is typically more cost effective that way! Contact us today for more information!