goal here at Lakeshore Helicopter is to provide top quality instruction.
Our philosophy is to teach "Real World Flying" not just
"The Test". We realize that there are many ways to teach
flying. We will expose you to different flight environments and
conditions, teach you multiple profiles, and increase your skill
level. Our goal is to make you a safe, competent, experienced and
confident pilot. We have many years and thousands of hours of experience
doing all kinds of work and it is that experience, which allows
us to give you that unique training.Our instructors are here because
to teach and to pass on that knowledge, not to put hours in their
logbook. The instructors at Lakeshore Helicopter are pros who enjoy
teaching and are eager to answer whatever specific questions you
might have about your flight training.
The Southeast Wisconsin area is a great place to learn to fly helicopters.
Having the four different seasons and being next to Lake Michigan,
a pilot will gain that necessary experience of dealing with the
weather. We have it all. When other flight schools and instructors
are grounding their aircraft because of a little rain, we're just
getting started. We will teach you how to deal with the weather
along with Whiteout and Blackout conditions, and also teach you
when it is necessary to put the aircraft on the ground.
Kenosha airport is a small airport with a control tower. It's controllers
are friendly and understanding. This combined with the rural setting,
makes for a relaxed, fun atmosphere and a good place to learn tower
procedures. Being located between Milwaukee and Chicago, this also
gives us the flexibility to teach in any environment from the crowded
airspace of Chicago to the small uncontrolled airports of rural
Our instructors having a vast background of flying experience, ranging
from Crop Dusting to Charter, they have developed exercises that
are fun and teach the skills required for the demanding world of
helicopter flying. You will learn how to finesse and feel the aircraft
through maneuvers along with many advanced maneuvers (e.g. Enhanced
and Touchdown Autorotations, etc.). This will make you a smoother,
more confident pilot that gives you a real advantage when the flying
requires a higher work load. Our only problem, "no mountains
for high altitude training", but we manage to solve that with
one of our instructors being a qualified ferry pilot for Robinson
Helicopter. He has developed a Cross Country Mountain Course that
teaches all aspects of mountain flying. For those that can take
advantage of this opportunity, it is a great way to build time inexpensively,
while gaining valuable experience.
You've taken that big first step and made the decision to get your
helicopter license, and now you've got questions. Lots of questions!
We'd like to help you by answering a few of the basic ones here.
Select a link to the right for more information on that subject.
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