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Dutch Country Helicopters


"Jet pilots see clouds and airports, we see the country and the final destinations"


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Scholarship Offered by HFI


Click on the links below for details!


 Apply by November 30th, 2015

Join the World of Vertical Aviation


Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) annually offers scholarships for students preparing for careers in rotorcraft aviation. Apply today and become part of the industry of tomorrow!

The Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship is awarded to pilots who have already obtained their private license and are enrolled in a commercial helicopter rating program at an FAA-approved Part 141 school or international equivalent.

The Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship is awarded to mechanics or technicians who are enrolled in a maintenance technician certificate program at an FAA-approved Part 147 school or international equivalent.

The Michelle North Scholarship for Safety is awarded to a pilot who has already attained a commercial rating and demonstrates an outstanding aptitude for safe flying and aviation best practices.

The Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship promotes the choice of helicopter maintenance as a career. Bill Sanderson Scholarship winners attend a course from a selection offered by airframe and powerplant manufacturers.

The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 30, 2015. To learn more and apply, visit

Questions? Contact HFI’s curator, Marty Pociask, at

Founded in 1983, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving the heritage of vertical flight and educating future generations of helicopter professionals through its scholarship and mentoring programs.



VA Approved


Dutch Country Helicopters, Inc. is now Approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to train veterans, service members and reservists under provisions of title 38, U.S. Code.


Details about the GI-Bill can be found here.


Have any questions about this?

Please Call us at the office (717) 735-2208 or e-mail us at

Fly safe!


Two new FAA Part 141 Courses added in January 2015

Dutch Country Helicopters now have FAA Part 141 approved courses for:

Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter

Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter

(New) Instrument Rating Rotorcraft Helicopter 

(New)Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter


Details about the Part 141 can be found here.


 Have any questions about this?

Please Call us at the office (717) 735-2208 or e-mail us at 

Fly safe!


Need a Designated Pilot Examiner?

Beside being the owner of Dutch Country Helicopters, Darren Lucas is also a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for Rotorcraft Helicopter.



Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Commercial/Instrument Rating, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, Flight Instructor Renewal.
LIMITATIONS: Flight Instructor limited to add-on, renewal, and reinstatement.


HELICOPTER: EC-135, HU-269, R-44, BHT-47, BHT-206, MD-500, Enstrom 

Need to schedule a check ride? Please e-mail Darren at or call him on his cell phone (717) 368-4720.

Fly safe! 


Dedicated to all that is aviation, the staff at Dutch Country Helicopters (DCH) extends an open invitation to come and explore the country and reach your goals. DCH offers many ways in which to serve you and all your flight training needs. We believe in preserving the future of aviation and welcome you to become a part of that future. Whether your goal is to obtain a Private Pilot certificate to fly with friends and family, or to obtain a Commercial pilot's certificate to pursue a career in the aviation industry, DCH is here to assist you.

As of October 1, 2010, DCH is now under the ownership and management of Darren Lucas. Darren has been a flight instructor at DCH since 2003. Darren brings the same professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to the company and will continue to strive to maintain the goals of the company to provide a quality, professional learning experience for those individuals who aim for excellence.

Our goal is to bring aviation to these individuals interested in learning to fly by allowing everyone to experience the beauty and all of its joys while adhering to the level of professionalism it deserves. Our instructors provide an environment of fun and professionalism. They take their positions as flight instructors very seriously. At the same time, we want to provide a place where those interested in learning to fly will want to return and continue to learn and grow as members of the aviation community. Please join us on our journey into the future;

DCH will continue to provide professional, quality training, services, and assistance for those individuals interested in aviation; either as a career or for the simple pleasure of being able to fly and achieve their goals.

Come and visit us at Lancaster Airport. Click here to see a map of our location!
Liberty Warbird Association

Dutch Country Helicopters, Inc. is proud to promote and support Liberty Warbird Association on their quest in acquiring and flying a Bell UH-1 "Huey".

Please click on Liberty Warbird Association's logo and read more about what LWA stands for and information about the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. Know by so many as the "Huey"!

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Dutch Country Helicopters was last updated:Tuesday 03 November 2015, 11:08

Well done to Adam on obtaining his CFI Certificate in the Bell 47D-1 on Thursday, September 17th, 2015!



Well done  to Alexis on going on her 1st solo flight in the S-300CBi on Thursday, April 30th, 2015!





I flew 5 hours with Zoe this week and I wanted to express how amazed I am at her ability to instruct and fly the S-300. She told me she has about 140 hours in helicopters. I have flown with people with 1500-2000 hours that couldn't hold a candle to her. Dutch Country is truly fortunate to have her. Jason W
Jason W - 26 Feb 2015
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