Nestled in the heart of north Louisiana, the Training Center extends the beloved reputation of southern hospitality to anyone who walks through its doors. In addition to a state-of-the-art training experience, trainees are guaranteed to be charmed by our familial culture. 

Make the most of your stay


The Training Center partners with several local hotels to offer customers exclusive room rates. All within a 5-mile radius of our facilities, many of these properties offer free drop-off/pick-up services for guests. 

When making a reservation, ask for the Metro Aviation rate to receive special pricing. 


Spice up your stay in Shreveport with experiences unique to our corner of the Earth. 

Connect with Training Center staff on local hot-spots or current events, many of which are free and open to the public. 


Shreveport’s unique food scene features Cajun and Creole fare traditional to south Louisiana cuisine.  

With enough mouth-watering eats to satisfy any craving, visitors can also enjoy the slow-smoked barbecue of Texas, the soulful comforts of country cooking, and much more.

The Helicopter Flight Training Center offers complimentary WiFi

Complimentary WiFi

The Helicopter Flight Training Center offers complimentary snacks and a breakroom

Snacks + Breakroom

The Helicopter Flight Training Center offers specialized client service

Client Services

The Helicopter Flight Training Center offers complimentary coffee

Complimentary Coffee

Discover the laissez-les-bon-temps-rouler lifestyle first-hand.

Shreveport and its neighboring town Bossier City offers an eclectic mix of events and activities like riverfront shopping, axe throwing, escape rooms and art galleries. Here’s a few crowd-favorite annual events hosted in our area throughout the year. 

Find more events.


Mardi Gras 

Catching beads, second-line bands, and soulful eats. 



 Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors BBQ Cook-off

BBQ Cook-Off with teams from across the south.

Barksdale Air Force Base Airshow

Displays of the latest and historic military and civilian aircraft and other related performers. 

Cork Premier Wine Tasting

Taste more than 80 wines from around the world with jazz entertainment and food from local restaurants. 

Mudbug Madness Festival

The premier crawfish festival in the South, featuring non-stop live Cajun and zydeco music. 




Let the Good Times Roll Festival 

A weekend-long celebration of African American culture, featuring live performances.

Red River Balloon Rally

Experience colorful hot air balloons, live entertainment, food trucks, and more! With nearly 20,000 attendees, this event is the largest hot air balloon festival in north Louisiana. 




Louisiana Film Prize and Music Prize 

A street festival experience featuring film, music, food. 

Brew: A Premier Beer Tasting Event 

Sample more than 100 craft brews; listen to live music and taste food from local restaurants. 

State Fair of Louisiana 

Experience carnival rides, play midway games and try unique food. 



Local Eats

Find a full list of options at Shreveport-Bossier.org.

Satisfied Students


“Our training at the Helicopter Flight Training Center was a great experience. Our instructor was able to use his own training program so he could clearly communicate the curriculum to our pilots. The ability to dry lease the simulator is a wonderful opportunity.”

- Jeffrey Xu

CEO, Beijing Capital Helicopter