VAI Flight Training and Checking Program

Your Fast Pass to Fly. Train. Check.

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    Exclusive VAI Benefit & Special Member Pricing

    Skip the Wait and Get Your Crew Back in the Air

    The VAI Flight Training and Checking Program, created in partnership with Helicopter Institute, gives operators a fast pass for aircrew training, testing, and certifications. It meets FAA OpSpec A031 and is approved and accepted by insurance underwriters for a streamlined, all-in-one approach.

    Who’s this for?

    • Part 135 operators
    • Part 91 operators

    Why You Should Choose the VAI Flight Training and Checking Program

    FAA OpSpec A031

    Meets FAA OpSpec A031 requirements for third-party contract training and checking.


    Adapts to meet your needs across multiple crew members, aircraft, and missions.

    Insurance Approved

    Streamlines your flight training, checking, and annual insurance review into one event.

    All Your Training and Checking Needs Solved

    Want full training and certification management? Helicopter Institute’s experts will oversee all of your training and evaluations, including scheduling, tracking, and verifying pilot proficiency and competency. Plus, Helicopter Institute offers flight and ground instruction as well as traveling designated pilot examiners (DPEs) for FAA-accepted Part 61 and Part 141 checkrides.

    Under One Umbrella

    Set it and forget it—one contract covers all things training and checking.


    Fly your own rotorcraft or use Helicopter Institute’s. Training and testing available at your location or its training center in Texas.

    Member Discount

    All members receive special pricing as part of this exclusive HAI benefit.

    What’s in Your Fleet?

    The HAI Flight Training and Checking Program meets Part 135 and Part 91 training needs for the make/model series listed below:

    • Bell 206 family, including the JetRanger and LongRanger
    • Bell 407 family, including the GX, GXP, GXi, GT, and HP versions
    • Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
    • Airbus AS350/H125
    • MD Helicopters MD500 series
    • Robinson R44
    • More to come.

    Keep Your Crew Flying.