Longhorn Happenings

Todd Branda promoted to General Manager of Longhorn Helicopters!
May 04 2014

Effective May 1, 2014 Todd Branda was promoted to General Manager of Longhorn Helicopters, Inc. ...

Longhorn Helicopters has moved!
February 03 2014

We are still at Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO) but we have moved into a spacious ...

Longhorn Helicopters

Longhorn Helicopters Inc. is located at the Denton Municipal Airport, (KDTO), in Denton TX. Just 30 minutes north of Dallas, Ft Worth.  After merging with US Aviation Academy we operate eight well maintained Schweizer 300C training helicopters and two Bell 206 BIII, Jet Rangers and one Robinson R-22.  Our partnership with US Aviation Academy has allowed Longhorn Helicopters to expand operations and take advantage of each company's unique expertise.  Longhorn Helicopter continues to provide excellent helicopter training as US Aviation's rotorcraft division while also expanding our international and domestic services. 


Helicopter Training

We offer Flight Training packages for Private Pilot through ATP Certification, Night Vision Goggle Training, Aerial Photography, Pipeline/Powerline Surveillance, External Load Operations, Charter and Helicopter Rentals.  We have eight experienced flight instructors and an on staff DPE focused on helping you achieve your aviation goals.


Helicopter Maintenance

Here at Longhorn Helicopters Maintenance is something we take very seriously. With six on staff A&P mechanics you can rest assured the aircraft are in their best condition at all times. Also should a maintenance issue arise the aircraft is usually back flying the same day, saving you valuable down time. So whether you want to learn how to fly or leave the flying to us, Longhorn Helicopters is your rotor wing solution.


Why Longhorn?

  • FAA Part 133,135,137,141 Approved.
  • VA Approved Helicopter Flight Training Part 141
  • SEVIS Approved.
  • On Staff Designated Pilot Examiner.
  • Five Highly Trained On Staff A&P Mechanics.
  • Eight Schweizer 300C Helicopters Six Of Which Are Full Instrument Trainers.
  • 2 Bell 206B3 Helicopters available for instruction and charter.
  • Conveniently Located Minutes From The Dallas, Ft. Worth Metroplex.
  • Superior Weather Conditions Year Round.
  • Bell Helicopters For All Your Turbine Needs.
  • Night Vision Equipped - Schweizer 300C and Bell 206B3
  • External Load Capable
  • Inadverent IIMC training for Law enforcement and VFR only pilots

Frequently Asked Questions

Would it be to my advantage to have my helicopter ratings as well as airplane ratings?

While having both ratings on your resume may help you obtain a job with certain companies, there is by no means a requirement to be airplane rated to advance as a helicopter pilot. There are a limited number of jobs that actually require both.

Do I have to have a college education in order to be hired as a pilot?

No, a college degree is not necessary. While flight training, you focus all of your educational time on how to fly and on course material that is 100% relevant to the flying environment. However, having a college degree is not a detriment to obtaining a flying job either, a few flight departments consider it a benefit.

Who is eligible to get an FAA Pilot Certificate?

Currently a candidate must be able to read, speak and understand English. Additionally a candidate must be able to posses an FAA Medical Certificate and meet the following age requirements. PPL age 17 CPL age 18 ATP age 23

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