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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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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.


AUTHORIZED FUNCTIONS: 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.

AIRCRAFT TYPE: Helicopter: EC-135, HU-269, R-44, BHT-47, BHT-206, MD-500 

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:Monday 02 February 2015, 21:24

Well done to Justin on passing his Instrument Rating add-on Check Ride in the S-300CBi on Sunday, December 14th, 2014!



Well done to Matt on passing his Private Pilot add-on Check Ride in the S-300CBi on Friday, December 12th, 2014!





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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