Why become a helicopter pilot?
Working as a helicopter pilot is an exciting and challenging occupation which gives you unique experiences either you fly offshore, air ambulance, VIP transport or search & rescue.
No other aircraft can safely accomplish what a helicopter can do. This gives you as a pilot the opportunity for multiple careers. All different activities – all equally challenging.
If you are looking for an interesting and rewarding career – helicopter pilot is the right carreer for you.
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Challenging Norwegian Conditions
All theory and major part of the flight program is performed at our school. We also fly to other locations to ensure different training environments. Flight training in Norway gives you varied training conditions due to challenging weather.
Our bush program is a unique and demanding experience which will qualify you as a helicopter pilot for any international helicopter company.
"We are happy that you have chosen European Helicopter Center as your academy for helicopter training. We promise to do our best to make your time with us both instructive and fun! Whether your are a CPL(H) student for one year, or you stay with us the next two years (APT(H)IR), you will meet the same dedicated and experienced instructors.
Since the startup in 1993 we have trained pilots to both the Norwegian and international market. Now, we are looking forward to help your achieve your goal, and your dream of becoming a helicopter pilot".
Peter Blom, Head of Training
Europe's leading helicopter flight academy
EHC is the leading European helicopter flight academy. We are located in modern premises at Sandefjord Airport Torp. From the beginning in 1993, we have trained hundreds of pilots to both the Norwegian and international market.
As a student you will be a part of our international environment at a busy airport, and you are welcome to live in our campus.
The program does not require higher education. But you must be 18 years or older, pass an online admission test, and a medical test.
Life at the EHC
Back to where it all started
We are back to where it all started! Did you know, that our first school flights started here in Jarlsberg airport about 30 years ago?
A flight to remember
After finishing his CPL(H) integrated course, former student Matteo Viana took the time to explore Norway!
What a coincidence! Bad weather – warm waffles
A bad day for flying – means an even better day for waffles in the administration.