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  • RE:  Helicopter Flight School And Touring
  • Contact:  Linnea Westlake

Quick Facts

Asking Price: $1,800,000
Annual Revenue: $1,600,000
Net Profit: Not Disclosed
Cash Flow: $370,000
Total Debt: Not Disclosed
FF&E: Not Disclosed
Real Estate: Not Disclosed
Year Established: 2014
Employees: Not Disclosed
BBN Listing #: 303433008
Broker Reference #: 2401-229036

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Business Overview:

Helicopter Flight School and Touring Premier Accredited Helicopter Flight School, Tour, Aerial Media & Charter Business. Founded in 2014 by two pilots, Anthelion Helicopters is a premier Southern CA helicopter flight training school and helicopter tour company. Company is committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and safety for all visitors looking to take helicopter training classes, helicopter tours, aerial media, charter flights, gender reveals, City events, weddings, Aircraft management or finding a Helicopter Ride in So CA. Located at the best helicopter training airport in LA. Partnership separation and absentee ownership is forcing sale. At this time, though the business is quite profitable and positioned for significant growth, its physical assets are worth more than the cash flow. Physical Assets to be sold or transferred together: Two owned R44 Helicopters and two R22…along with a new full motion flight simulator – estimated value at $1,400,000. FAA Part 135 (Charter Full certificate). The Part 135 Full Certificate is the highest level and enables flexibility like traveling interstate. Part 61/141 Flight School). Chief Pilot, Director of Operations and Director of Maintenance positions are required to maintain the full certificate. Part 91 LOA for air tours. SEVIS certification received effective 6/1/23

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Property Features and Assets:

(student exchange visitor program which will enable company to issue i20 and M1 Visas). This represents a very significant growth opportunity for the future. Certificate and Certifications – estimated value $600,000. Cut the line! These certifications and certificates take many years (6-8) to secure and newcomers to the 141-flight school side can’t even apply until business has been operational for 2 years. NEW Hanger: Investment $100,000 Helicopter parts: estimated value $50,000 Various other physical assets: 7- person golf cart, mobile fuel and pumping system and other hanger equipment. Estimated value. $10,000 Hanger FFE: estimated value $25,000. Though the value of the physical assets are what is being sold, the entire company is available to transfer. Company is the ONLY operator in California to have the Guimbal G2 Cabri advanced trainer and the only school in the So. CA area to have an FAA accredited helicopter flight training device (simulator). 

Market Competition and Expansion:

Zero accidents on record. 100% safety record. All processes and systems (including SMS safety) are fully documented. Training manuals exist for every role. No single employee “IS” the company. CEO/Chief Pilot have been largely absentee but available as needed part time to assist transition. The CEO may be available after the sale in an advisory capacity. Current Staff: Ops Manager, Assistant Chief Pilot, Front Desk Admin, 4 Pilots, mostly absentee owners (both Pilots). Current revenue streams: Flight Training, Charter, Tours, Aerial Photography and videography, Gender Reveal (first in the country to make it into a viable commercial product), Aircraft Management. Events and ground-based training facilitated by NEW 4500 sqft hanger and new flight simulator; industry galas, company team building, kids parties and weddings. Marketing: Social Media (Largest flight school Instagram in LA and proven income generator), Facebook, Youtube, Tiktok, LinkedIn SEO, Ad Campaigns, Publications, Website, Trip Advisor, Fare Harbor (on-line

Reason for Selling:

Other business interests.

Additional Details:

  • The property is Leased.
  • The owner is willing to train/assist the new owner.
  • This is not homebased business opportunity.
  • This is not a franchise resale opportunity

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