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Why Specialized is the right choice for you

Location

Located at the Watsonville Airport in California, our area offers the new or experienced pilot the perfect combination of controlled and uncontrolled airports, mountains, ocean and weather.

Located at the Watsonville Airport in California, our area offers the new or experienced pilot the perfect combination of controlled and uncontrolled airports, mountains, ocean and weather.

Cost Savers

  • Full motion Flight Sim
  • Ramp Fueling (fuel without paying to ground taxi to the fuel island)
  • WiFi/phone/fax/printing/quiet area (work while you play)
  • Flexible training so you can learn at your best pace.
  • Structured 141 programs for reducing flight hours
  • Experienced Flight Instructors

Training Design

Our staff and programs allow for an individualized approach to training that is both flexible and structured so you can become the best pilot possible.

Our staff and programs allow for an individualized approach to training that is both flexible and structured so you can become the best pilot possible.

Free Training Consultations

Sit down with our Chief Pilot or Director of Maintenance for advanced learning and education on subject matters specific to your needs.
We take the extra time to help you with course choices, explanations and issue. Many people have concerns about color blindness, hearing, medications or previous history items that can easily be resolved yet concern them.

Facility

With a full service maintenance, tours and training environment you will have ample room to grow and learn from an experienced operation designed to promote a safe and rounded pilot.

With a full service maintenance, tours and training environment you will have ample room to grow and learn from an experienced operation designed to promote a safe and rounded pilot.

Fleet

Our diverse fleet gives you an advantage in that you get to learn in several makes of aircraft to enhance your knowledge and understanding of various aircraft.
All of our aircraft are meticulously maintained and well cared for by our maintenance crew. We also have a low student ratio to aircraft allowing for booking flight immediately as opposed to weeks in advance.

Full Motion flight simulators bring training rates down and student skills up

FULL MOTION SIMULATOR TRAINING - SEL - Single Engine Land or MEL- Multi Engine Land configurations

FULL MOTION SIMULATOR TRAINING - SEL - Single Engine Land or MEL- Multi Engine Land configurations


FAA part 141 training
(Cert.# ZUGS597P)

Specialized Helicopters can offer, those seeking a cost saving, a FAR part 141 flight training program, the clear choice in flight training.

Our Airplane 141 flight training programs are for Private, Instrument and Commercial pilots.

Our 141 airplane programs allow students to obtain their Private, Instrument and Commercial certificates in less flight time than using the standard Far part 61 programs. For example; students under part 61 programs are required to obtain at least 250 flight ours where our part 141 programs allow for 190 hours. The price difference between the 2 programs can offer a savings of approximately $12,000.

We also can provide both CFI and CFII training within the commercial training program allowing you to maximize training efficiency.
A good place to learn more about the difference is at this AOPA webpage.

VA Approved Helicopter Programs

Now you can save thousands of dollars on flight training with Specialized. Use your VA benefits programs to help get through flight school. With a few simple forms filled out and eligible VA benefits you can be on your way to a career in airplanes for less than you might have thought! CALL NOW TO GO OVER YOUR OPTIONS.

Commercial/ Instrument Airplane Certificate Course

  • Must have a Private Pilot Certificate (airplane or Helicopter)
  • Good for spouse and kids to use if eligible
  • VA Benefits reimbursement rate for 2015 is $12,048.50 per year

AVIATION COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP

Specialized Helicopters has partnered with Charter College Aviation to provide Part 141 training to aspiring fixed wing and rotor pilots. Specialized Aviation provides the ground school and flight instruction and Charter College Aviation provides the corresponding online curriculum, financial aid resources and academic support. Through this partnership, qualified students have access to financial aid resources in the forms of federal student loans and Pell grants, as well as job placement assistance.

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE FINANCIAL AID INFO:

  1.  Financial aid through Charter College
  2. Scholarships through Charter College
  3. Fixed Wing Degree - AA or BS programs available

AOPA- PILOT FINANCING

One of the best financing options around is through AOPA. You can get good rates with no money down and rates from 7.74-12.99%. The average monthly payment would be a very low $100-$200 per month for 84 months.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE AOPA FINANCING INFO


AIRPLANE FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAMS

PRIVATE PILOT

Take your first big step into aviation with a Private pilot certificate. This will allow you to fly your friends and family in the air with you as pilot in command.

Minimum Flight hours required:

Standard - 40 hrs.
part 141 - 35 hrs.


INSTRUMENT PILOT

As your pilot skills increase so does the places you can go. Attain your instrument rating so you can fly into the clouds or through the fog. This will allow you to fly to many more places without the need of having good weather.

Standard - 40 hrs.
Part 141-   35 hrs.


FULL MOTION SIM-ONLY COURSES

G1000 transition

• 2 hours ground time with instructor
• 3 hours aircraft training time in our Redbird FMX simulator

Multi pilot refresher

• 1 hour ground time with instructor
• 2 hours aircraft training time in our Redbird FMX simulator

 IFR pilot cross country refresher

• 1-2 hours ground time with instructor
• 3 hours aircraft training time in our Redbird FMX simulator


COMMERCIAL PILOT

When your looking to make a career out of flying, the commercial pilot certificate will help get you there. This pilot certificate will allow you to fly for hire.


Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Become a flight instructor so you can teach! This program gives you the ability to instruct in airplanes and allows you to take advantage of the large need for flight instructors across the world.
Our program is designed around your individual needs and can be done is as little as 10 hours depending on your experience and abilities.


Certified flight instructor-Instrument(CFII)

Add on an instrument rating to your flight instructor certificate. Once again, Specialized is here for you! keep your career on track and move faster toward that dream corporate or airline position as an airplane instrument flight instructor. This course can help get you more hours faster and our flight training course is designed on your experience and needs, not based on a set number of hours.


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How to save Thousands of $$$ with us

Most people want to learn to fly as efficiently as possible to maximize learning, save money and get the process done. With our programs you can do just that!

If you can fly 2-3 times per week non-stop and dedicate yourself to our 141 programs, then you should be able to maximize learning, time and money savings. Learning in this way will allow you to complete all of your training within a 1 year period and attain the level of Commercial pilot with a Flight Instructor Instrument rating (CFII). This makes you a very employable candidate as a flight instructor and Specialized almost always welcomes our students to work for our company at successful completion of your flight training journey.