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American Helicopters Overview

Manassas, VA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
American Helicopters, located at Manassas Regional Airport, is a northern Virginia helicopter flight school that provides flight training from Private rating to Airline Transport as well being a Certified Robinson Helicopter Maintenance Center. In addition to flight training we ... Read more

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Since 2003 American Helicopters has developed an excellent reputation in the helicopter industry as a leading provider of flight training and aviation services. Along with our sister company American Aviation we operate a fleet of Robinson and Bell helicopters as well as Diamond, Cessna, Piper and Cirrus fixed wing aircraft. Both American Aviation and American Helicopters are FAA Part 141 Certified and are approved by the United States Veterans Administration for flight training services. We boast an impressive safety record and equipment readiness rate.

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American Helicopters Reviews

  • "At first glance everything is great, after a while the ugly comes out"

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    Former Employee - Flight Instructor in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Flight Instructor in Manassas, VA
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    I worked at American Helicopters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned company, friendly ownership, culture of safety and excellence instilled on everyone. Company provided uniforms. Variety of airplanes and helicopters to fly and teach in.

    Cons

    If you want to earn a decent living here prepare to work 6.5 days a week and 10 plus hours a day. Lots of promises from ownership with no results, late paychecks, no real organization in back office, customer service folks are not trained enough and are burdened with absolutely too many tasks thus creating many problems for employees and customers. Ownership has many other businesses so things get overlooked and forgotten frequently which contributes to this company not doing as well as it could be.

    Advice to Management

    Get a full time business manager to run back office, improve scheduling and prediction of aircraft maintenance, better to assign tasks to your trusted employees then to micromanage and assert your authority. Hire a dispatcher that handles aircraft/student/renter scheduling, tracks times for maintenance, generates reports and dispatches/receives aircraft coming in and going out. Let the chief pilot run the flight school like they know how and don't interfere as much.

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