Base Gordola
+41 91 745 44 88

Swiss Helicopter Ticino welcomes you to Locarno Airport. This heliport situated in the Magadino Plain is the starting point for helicopter flights over the Alps, the beautiful lakes or to the sun-kissed beaches of Tuscany and the Côte d’Azur. Culinary excursions to typical Ticino grottos or the famous wine-growing areas of the Piedmont are also popular - your dreams are our destinations!
Our flight training school offers the entire range of theoretical and practical helicopter training, including the private pilot licence PPL(H) and the commercial pilot licence CPL(H) in modular or integrated courses. We also offer type rating on all helicopters or extensions such as IR(H).
Maintenance and airworthiness work on our own helicopters is carried out in-house, as well as contract work for high-profile clients who appreciate our absolute discretion.


50 years Swiss Helicopter / Eliticino Base


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Passenger flights: Scenic flights, VIP and taxi flights

Training: PPL(H) theory, PPL(H) theory intensive, CPL(H) intensive, modular theory course, PPL(H) modular practical course, CPL(H) modular practical course, CPL(H) integrated course

Maintenance: Type rating SEH EC120B, Schweizer 269, AS350B3, type rating MEH A109E, AS355, MOU rating, NIT rating, IR rating, helicopter maintenance on 109 series, AS 350 series, AS 355 series, EC 135 series, EC 120, CAMO helicopter management on A 109 series, AS 355 series, EC 135 series, EC 120, Schweizer 269


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Swiss Helicopter is an FTO (Flight Training Organisation) approved by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA. With the changeover to the EASA FCL system, the FTO will be renamed ATO (Approved Training Organisation). With us you can be trained to become a helicopter pilot in accordance with the latest European JAR regulations.


Information about our Flight School


Responsible for practical training are our helicopter bases in:



50 years Swiss Helicopter / Eliticino Base

Celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of our Swiss Helicopter / Eliticino base, on the 27th & 28th August 2016. We look forward to welcoming you!


Helicopter maintenance services

Does your helicopter need a major inspection?
A re-painting or refurbishment?
Do you need to install a Service Bulletin or a modification?


PPL(H) course programme

If you want to become a private helicopter pilot, you can join one of our 3 courses scheduled in 2016. These are the start dates for the PPL(H) theory courses:


2.8.2016 (intensive course)


English for pilots - Preparation course ICAO Level 4 at the Cantonal Airport in Locarno

The specific Aviation English course is intended for pilots or future pilots who prepare for the Level 4 exam (for the Initial Language Proficiency Check or for the renewal).




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Igor Canepa

Pilot / Flight Instructor / Deputy PH Flight Operations

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Tiziana Kappler

Sales & Marketing

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Igor Sancassani

Pilota / Istruttore di volo


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Alessandro Rostirolla

Maintenance Operation Manager

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Yves Kühni

Meccanico d'elicotteri / Pilota / Istruttore di volo

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Raffaele Angst

Meccanico d'elicotteri

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Marcello Cardis

Tecnico avionico


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Stefano De Capitani

Meccanico d'elicotteri

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Mattia Galbusera

Tecnico d'elicotteri


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Marco Pattaro

MOM / Store Manager

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Franco Zanini

Meccanico d'elicotteri


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Charlotte Salietti

Technical Administration / Accounting

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Noemi Staekenborg


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Aeroporto Cantonale
Gordola, Schweiz

Tel. +41 (0)91 745 44 88
Fax. +41 (0)91 745 10 25

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