Mauna Loa Helicopter Training Schools – U.S.A.

We are proud to be one of the United States’ top helicopter flight training schools, with two island locations graduating scores of professional pilots now employed in the industry. The key to our success is the success enjoyed by our graduate instructors in finding good paying jobs even in difficult economic times. From Alaska to the Gulf, from Saudi Arabia to India, Mauna Loa graduates are involved in challenging and rewarding pilot careers.

Since 1992, Mauna Loa Helicopters has been on a quest to provide the finest flight training environment available. We’ve worked hard, upgraded our equipment and aircraft, went through a long and comprehensive accreditation process, and slowly improved over the years, constantly seeking ways to make the training process more efficient and effective. Now our graduates enter the job market enjoying the confidence and industry respect of having trained at a school with a top-notch reputation.

The Hawaii Advantage

Mauna Loa operates 15 aircraft, has a low student-to-instructor ratio and experiences more flyable days per year than nearly any other location in the United States. Hawaii’s varied terrain and airspace translate into a more complete training environment. Our instructors are seasoned professionals who attend annual recurrent training and take pride in assuring that each student receives the individual attention needed to become a successful graduate.

We are proud to hire our own graduates as instructors. Our top instructors are promoted to tour pilots and assistant chief pilots. This assures you the continuity of training and invaluable knowledge of local wind and weather that add up to a superior training experience.

New Location – Troy, Alabama

Mauna Loa Helicopters is pleased to announce our partnership with Troy University. Together, we are establishing a Commercial Pilot Program, which will allow students to earn an Associate of Applied Sciences or Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Aviation Operations.

Students will be able to choose either helicopter or fixed-wing training. Students will complete the program with the same certificates and ratings included in our Professional Pilot Program, as well as optional additional courses, and a degree from Troy University.

For more information about flight training please e-mail or call 1-808-334-0234 and speak with our Student Liaison, or contact Troy University at 1-800-551-9716 or