Upper Limit Aviation - Helicopter Flight Schools - Fixed Wing
Upper Limit Aviation (ULA) offers helicopter flight schools and fixed wing flight training to prospective pilots from around the United States and beyond. ULA offers flight training to private individuals and Military Veteran students. You can feel confident that your choice to enroll in ULA will put you on the pathway towards a successful aviation career. For immediate assistance regarding enrollment call 855-HELIEDU.
Historically, ULA has developed unique partnerships with institutions of higher learning providing aspiring student pilots an opportunity to attend flight school while earning either an Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in flight training in rotorcraft helicopter and/or fixed wing aircraft. Upper Limit Aviation cultivates mutually beneficial partnerships and alliances with colleges and universities to leverage each other’s strengths to provide the best possible student outcomes.
Earn Your Degree while Learning to Fly Helicopters and/or Airplanes
The institute of higher learning that ULA is primarily allied with is Southern Utah University (SUU), located in the beautiful red rocks of Cedar City, Utah. SUU offers flight training as part of a standard college degree in an AAS professional pilot program, Bachelor of General Studies and Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. These degrees not only lead to a career in aviation but also provide students with a broad knowledge base for lifelong employment and career advancement (for more information about our partnership with SUU, click here).
Top Fixed Wing and Helicopter Training Schools - Our Locations
Upper Limit Aviation has been training commercial pilots since 2003. As one of the top flight schools in the US we fly thousands of training hours each year. Our combined student populations log nearly 40,000+ flight hours annually (combined helicopter and airplane flight training). We have three locations for students to choose from, each with their own unique distinctions. We are located in Salt Lake City, UT, Cedar City, UT, and Memphis, TN.
Our Salt Lake City and Cedar City locations are at high altitude flying in and around the inspiring beauty of the Utah Mountains, Canyonlands, and geological wonderlands that defines the South West. As such our students receive the coveted “high altitude training” that defines ULA as one of most popular helicopter and fixed wing flight schools in the country.
The experience of flying a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft in Utah is unparalleled. Flying in the high altitude environment equips our pilots for the best paying jobs in the industry. Companies from all over the globe look for pilots that have high altitude flying experience. Plus, the FedEx headquarters are located at same airport as our Memphis location - we are adjacent to one of the largest aviation companies in the world. We’ve purposely designed our flight training programs and picked their locations in order to advance our student’s career - giving them a competitive edge in the job market.
Schools with Distinct Advantages - Class Bravo
ULA has two helicopter flight school locations in class Bravo (B) airspace, Salt Lake International airport and Memphis International Airport. Class B or bravo airspace is the airspace around larger airports such as O’Hare, JFK, LAX, etc. This airspace is depicted on sectional charts as a solid blue line that extends for 25 to 30 nautical miles from the primary airport and up to an altitude of 8,000-10,000 feet. To enter class B airspace the pilot must get permission from the traffic tower. Experience flying in class B airspace is an advantage for any pilot looking at a commercial pilot career.
As an FAA Part 141* and Part 61 training facility, meeting and exceeding industry standards is very important to ULA. Therefore, our helicopter students train in Robinson helicopters, R22, R44, the Bell series, and Eurocopter Astar - which meets all industry standards. Additionally, ULA airplane students have the choice to train in the Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Tecnam P2006T, Baron Beechcraft, and Cubcrafters TopCub.
*For a comprehensive list of Part 61 and approved Part 141 Flight Courses offered at all ULA locations and additionally offered through SUU, click here.
Flight Training Courses
ULA is pleased to offer flight school courses for helicopter and airplane:
- Private Pilot Helicopter
- Private Pilot Airplane
- Instrument Helicopter
- Instrument Airplane
- Commercial Pilot Helicopter
- Commercial Pilot Airplane
- Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter
- Certified Flight Instructor Airplane
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane
For a comprehensive list of our flight courses, click here.
Additional Special Helicopter Curriculum courses are offered in the following:
- Turbine Transition
- External Load
- Mountain Flying
- Robinson R22 Transition
- Robinson R44 Transition
- SFAR 73 Transition
Veteran Friendly Helicopter & Airplane Training Schools
Veterans may be able to use their Montgomery Gi Bill or Post-9/11 Gi Bill educational benefits to fund flight training, starting with Private Pilot and going through our Advanced Special Operations courses. Students at SUU who served active-duty post-9/11 may be eligible to utilize their chapter 33 benefits by enrolling in the AAS in Professional Pilot, BIS, or BGS degrees (benefits are based on individual eligibility). The VA also offers benefits under chapters 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606 and 1607. For more information about using your Montgomery G.I. Bill and post-9/11 G.I. Bill go to http://www.gibill.va.gov.
We Serve Individual Private Pay Students – An Affordable Helicopter & Fixed Wing Flight School
ULA also serves students who do not have access to VA Educational Benefits. We are an affordable aviation school and our job is to help you find the funding you need to become a career pilot. Scholarships, grants, and loans are possible. Our Student Service Team will help you realize your dream. For more information about our rates, click here. Call 855-435-4338 and get started on your aviation career today!