Bristow Academy is one of the world’s largest commercial helicopter training providers, with a global customer base that spans over 120 countries. It conducts as many as 45,000 training flight hours annually with a fleet of more than 50 aircraft. The Academy's main campus is in Titusville, Florida. Additional training facilities are located in Carson City, Nevada, and Gloucester, England.
Bristow Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. ACCSC accreditation promotes institutional accountability by systematically and comprehensively evaluating institutions based upon criteria established via the Standards of Accreditation. As an ACCSC-accredited institution, Bristow Academy is committed to ongoing assessment and enhancement of educational quality and continuous improvement.
Specializing in “ab initio” training, Bristow Academy’s philosophy is that what one learns first, one learns best. Leaders of Bristow Academy strengthen the training organization by making safety excellence an integral part of all activities. From the very beginning, safety is the core of all training programs, and is combined with an enhanced emphasis on professionalism and theoretical knowledge. This approach develops future aviation leaders by instilling a foundation of habitual behaviors that foster professional growth, continuous improvement, and enhanced personal standards throughout their entire career.
As a Bristow Academy student, you’ll benefit from an exceptional training environment that combines professional full-time flight and ground instructors with a large, modern fleet of meticulously maintained helicopters.
Bristow Academy graduates enjoy successful, rewarding careers in offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, military operations, law enforcement, pipeline and utility services, firefighting, media, tourism, agricultural and other rotary aircraft missions.
Network of Support Services
From registration to graduation and beyond, you’ll receive expert guidance and advice. Before training begins, Bristow Academy personnel provide hands-on assistance with your relocation requirements. Throughout your training, we offer resources and guidance designed to make your education smooth and successful.
Career advising and job placement assistance help you understand the current market and how to land a position that best utilizes your skills. The broad network of Bristow Academy alumni is a valuable source of support after graduation.
The Bristow Academy fleet includes VFR- IFR- and NVG-equipped aircraft:
- Sikorsky 300CBi
- Robinson R22
- Bell 206 JetRanger
- AS355 Twin Squirrel
- Robinson R44
- AgustaWestland 109E
Bristow Academy provides commercial and military flight training programs that are customized to meet the individual needs of group contract clients. Military program training is conducted by a core of highly experienced former military Instructor Pilots (IP), many with Special Operations and Combat flying experience.
Bristow Academy is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Department of Homeland Security (for issuance of F-1 and M-1 student visas), and the Veterans Administration (for training of veterans, reservists, and other eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, U.S. Code).
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