Local Flying Conditions

Despite numerous opportunities over the years to expand our operation to other locations, Quantum Helicopters has thoughtfully and purposely opted to conduct all of our training out of one location.  This allows us to maintain superior safety, standardization, and oversight of the flight and ground training.  Our exceptional safety record and pass rates give us confidence that this was the right decision.

Quantum Helicopters is located at the Chandler Municipal Airport, 18 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Quantum selected Chandler because it is ideally suited for a helicopter training organization such as ours. Quantum is the sole operator on the largest public heliport in the country, giving us a spacious area to practice many maneuvers.  The Chandler Airport has two parallel runways, a public lighted heliport for safe night flights, and a separate helicopter training pad.  All maneuvers which are required may be performed either at the airport or just a short flight away.  This minimizes the cost that a student would incur flying to and from available practice areas.  This greatly increases efficiency and reduces the cost of each training program.  Flying in the Phoenix area also allows us to offer a wide range of non-mandatory training applications, all within a short distance of our base at Chandler.  Additionally, the following benefits, make Chandler an optimal flight training facility:

  • Most of our primary and advanced VFR training takes place either at our practice areas or satellite airports, which are within 5 to 10 minutes flight time.
  • For high density traffic and ATC training, the Phoenix Class B Airspace (Sky Harbor Airport) is within 10 minutes flight time.
  • For mountain and density altitude training, there are several excellent mountain ranges within 10 to 25 minutes flight time which provide elevations up to 4500 feet and density altitudes reaching 7000 to 8000 feet. Mountain Ranges in the 5000 to 7500 feet range are within approximately one hour flight time.
  • For IFR training, the Phoenix area offers a wide variety of instrument approach procedures of different types and varied complexities, allowing efficient and productive instrument training.

All of the factors mentioned above combine to assure a high level of efficiency and cost effectiveness for each training program.

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