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Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy is one of the world’s largest commercial helicopter training providers, with a global customer base that spans over 120 countries. It conducts as many as 45,000 training flight hours annually with a fleet of more than 50 aircraft. The Academy's main campus is in Titusville, Florida. An additional training facility is located in Minden, Nevada.

Bristow Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. ACCSC accreditation promotes institutional accountability by systematically and comprehensively evaluating institutions based upon criteria established via the Standards of Accreditation. As an ACCSC-accredited institution, Bristow Academy is committed to ongoing assessment and enhancement of educational quality and continuous improvement.

Specializing in “ab initio” training, Bristow Academy’s philosophy is that what one learns first, one learns best. Leaders of Bristow Academy strengthen the training organization by making safety excellence an integral part of all activities. From the very beginning, safety is the core of all training programs, and is combined with an enhanced emphasis on professionalism and theoretical knowledge. This approach develops future aviation leaders by instilling a foundation of habitual behaviors that foster professional growth, continuous improvement, and enhanced personal standards throughout their entire career.

Bristow Academy graduates enjoy successful, rewarding careers in offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, military operations, law enforcement, pipeline and utility services, firefighting, media, tourism, agricultural and other rotary aircraft missions.

Flight Training
Bristow Academy provides commercial and military flight training programs that are customized to meet the individual needs of group contract clients. Military program training is conducted by a core of highly experienced former military Instructor Pilots (IP), many with Special Operations and Combat flying experience.

Bristow Academy is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Department of Homeland Security (for issuance of F-1 and M-1 student visas), and the Veterans Administration (for training of veterans, reservists, and other eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, U.S. Code).

Engineer Training
Bristow Academy is an approved partner of the Safran Helicopter Engines training network, offering engineer training on various engine types/variants for both pilots and maintainers at its SafranHE Training Center located in Titusville, Florida. All instructors are SafranHE factory trained and certified. SafranHE specialized training can also be provided at customer site locations.

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For general inquiries, contact Bristow Academy at 1 (800) 686 4080 or via e-mail at For Government or Civil Group Training, contact Bristow Academy at 1 (321) 567 0391 or via e-mail at