Helicopter Pilot Certifications

According to the FAA, 3,859 civilians are licensed as private helicopter pilots…now is your chance to become licensed too! Enhance your lifestyle with the luxury of commuting and/or enjoying the Southern California Coastline by air. Interested in taking your training and education all the way? Look no further, OC Helicopters offers full service training guiding you toward achieving your aviation goals.


The OC Helicopters PADI Heli-Dive Course is a certification training course designed to familiarize Divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving from a helicopter. The training covers the basic knowledge of helicopters which is necessary to ensure that every heli-dive is a safe one. Each dive is designed to maximize fun and enjoyment while you are professionally supervised by your PADI Instructor and certified assistants.

Click >>> Become A Certified Heli-Diver for more details!


An introduction to the world of VFR with Night Vision Goggles, better known as NVG, is a great way for pilots to further their flight knowledge and experience. Training with state of the art equipment and up to date technology over the coast of Orange County in our H120 is an adventure every helicopter pilot with a private or commercial rating must experience. Enjoy coastal city nights from afar with a celestial scenery hovering over the ocean while learning NVG safety, operations, limitations, proper techniques/procedures and the necessary training to become a certified NVG Helicopter Pilot.

Compliant with the applicable NVG regulatory requirements in 14 CFR parts 61 and 91.

UAV  UAS  Drones

Earn your UAV Pilot Training Certificate starting with a UAS “Unmanned Aerial System” training course including everything needed to operate UAV’s. The course covers FAA Rules and Regulations relevant to the use of aircraft, software and ground control systems necessary to safely and legally fly drones.

Click and Download UAV-UAS Basics which includes information to get you started along with the FAA Part 107 Summary!

OC Helicopters prospective students should take careful consideration before deciding to take this transition course. Export of certain commodities and technology described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 120-130. This includes but is not limited to training in certain hardware and technical data (delivered verbally, visually or in printed form). Due to the requirement that states that prior to commencement of any ground or flight training, all non-U.S. persons (a person who is not a U.S. citizen and/or legal U.S. resident) who wish to receive this training must have an approved license issued by U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, we cannot offer any kind of Helicopter-Diving training to non-US persons.