Welcome to Essential Helicopters

A Partnership For Life

Essential Helicopters is a national leader in Helicopter Charters and Flight Training. We have developed an efficient model for providing all levels of service and specialization within the helicopter industry. We are committed to providing the most extensive training that meets and exceeds the standards set out by Transport Canada.

Authorized Maintenance Operator

and Robinson Helicopter Service Centre

Essential Helicopters is also an Authorized Maintenance Operator which allows us to conduct our maintenance in-house and the ability to perform outside maintenance  for other Aircraft Operators. In addition Essential Helicopters is an approved Robinson Helicopter Service Centre and maintains a complete inventory for all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.


We Do All The Heavy Lifting

Our Charter Division is able to plan your job from start to finish... taking that added weight off your shoulders. We can maximize your time while operating in a safety oriented environment. Offering you an array of helicopters to choose from, your job becomes that much easier. 

We specialize in airborne surveys, mining and exploration, drill moves, camp support, aerial construction and fire suppression anywhere across Canada! 


Canadore College with Essential Helicopters

Best of Both Worlds

Our flight training program at Canadore College has been operating since 1971 and prepares students for an exciting career in the aviation industry. This unique partnership provides students with a combination of Transport Canada Flight training requirements as well as a Canadore College Certificate in numerous operational courses. The campus positions itself as one of the most comprehensive aviation educators – and is in fact the only flight training program of its kind in Canada. Graduates from the program will receive a Canadore College Pilot Preparedness Certificate and a Transport Canada Commercial Helicopter Pilot License as well as numerous industry-recognized certificates.

The unique partnership between Canadore College and Essential Helicopters provides students with a structured college education in combination with in-depth practical helicopter flight training. Students enrolled in the program will receive the full benefits of being a Canadore College student and will have access to all of the college amenities.


Helicopter Flight Training at its BEST!!

Take your passion to the sky. Essential Helicopters Flight Academy is the key to unlocking your future and the stepping stone to a career full of possibilities.Our experience and college-structured program ensures you are receiving the highest level of training and will  prepare you for the wonderful world of aviation.


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