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Our flight school

Discover our flight school in Bern-Belp and Grenchen.

We love flying and want to share our passion with you!

Since 1980, Mountainflyers has stood for pilot training at the highest level.

Thanks to our extensive fleet and experienced flight instructors, we can offer training for all helicopter license levels. Our ATO (Approved Training Organization) is certified and recognized by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA and the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA.

Informational Meeting

Get to know our flight school and gain an insight into our flight operations.

We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our bases and advise you on all aspects of our training opportunities.
The information meeting can also be combined with a trial flight - take the controls yourself as a pilot and immerse yourself in helicopter flying!

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Offer overview

Would you like to start flying helicopters or do you already have a pilot's license and are looking for an additional rating?

Basic training, type ratings, mountain flying, external load, night flying, license conversion or instrument flying - we will be happy to put together a tailor-made and cost-effective training package for you. Our experienced flight instructors will ensure that you are competently and comprehensively prepared for your exams in accordance with the legal requirements. We offer all the necessary theory courses to accompany your flight training. From basic training PPL(H) to the highest license level Airline Transport Pilot License with Instrument Rating ATPL/IR(H)

VR motion simulator

Innovation is important to us.

We are a proud launch customer of Loft Dynamics and set a new standard in training by using state-of-the-art virtual reality simulators in combination with the real helicopters for training.

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Download our training brochure

Take the first step and get inspired by our brochure.

Download our training brochure today and get insightful information about our training offers.

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Beat Schütz

Pilot & Flight Instructor
Rotex Helicopter AG | Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd.

I have fond memories of my training at Mountainflyers. The whole team is very professional, friendly and uncomplicated and offers excellent conditions so that every student can concentrate on their training.


Lars Aebi

Private pilot

I completed my private pilot training with the Mountainflyers last summer. The training is challenging and fascinating at the same time.

The family atmosphere in the team made me feel comfortable and welcome right from the start. I was also given ...

Marc Badertscher

Pilot & flight instructor
REGA, EMS Ambulance Flights | Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd.

After more than 20 years as a REGA jet pilot (Senior Commander / Training Captain), I wanted to start training as a professional helicopter pilot in 2015 and found the company Mountainflyers. The professionalism, familiar and uncomplicated approach, o...

Tim Blaser

Private Pilot | Flightline Management & Infrastructure
Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd.

The PPL training at Mountainflyers was very well organized and uncomplicated. Everything is explained very precisely and well. However, if there are any questions regarding flight practice or theory, these are answered within a very short time.


Tizian Gruber

Pilot & Task Specialist
Air Zermatt AG

After a few trial flights with various helicopter companies, I chose Mountainflyers because I was impressed by the family atmosphere and the individually tailored training. The training as a private pilot was well organized and professional, so I com...

Tobias Zumsteg

Pilot & Flight instructor
Bank Julius Baer | Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd.

Since spring 2021, as a freelance professional pilot and flight instructor, I have had the privilege of flying for Mountainflyers almost every week. Mountainflyers accompanied my entire training, from private pilot to professional pilot with specific...

Ueli Burkhalter

Pilot & flight instructor
REGA, Air Rescue | Mountain Flyers 80 Ltd.

After several years as a professional pilot in fixed-wing aircraft, I was toying with the idea of also training as a professional helicopter pilot around 2006. At that time, an acquaintance gave me a trial flight voucher from Mountainflyers. I found ...

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a PPL (A) for fixed-wing aircraft. Does this simplify my helicopter pilot training?

Yes, definitely. Only the helicopter-specific theoretical subjects have to be taken at the FOCA, the flight training is also reduced by 5 flight hours.
Although the aircraft itself is significantly different to operate, the existing skills in navigation, radio, etc. allow rapid progress.

I have glasses, can I still fly a helicopter?

To obtain a pilot's license, a medical examination by an aviation physician is mandatory. Visual acuity is also checked. However, a visual impairment in the normal range which is corrected by a well-adjusted visual aid is not normally an obstacle.

Is helicopter flying dangerous?

As with any form of transportation, there are certain risks involved in flying. However, these are minimized by a high level of safety awareness and professionalism. Mountainflyers has a comprehensive SMS (Safety Manegemant System), so that all procedures are constantly monitored and improved.

Our flight instructors are all experienced pilots with years of experience in helicopter flying. We also attach great importance to the maintenance of our helicopters.

What professional training do I need?

In principle, no specific prior knowledge is required to start private pilot training.
The necessary theoretical knowledge is acquired in the courses. The flight radio is also learned and basic technical courses provide the necessary knowledge about the helicopter used in the training. Experienced flight instructors, theory instructors and pilots are on hand to help and advise the student pilot.