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    Visual System

    The visual system utilizes TruVision™ Global featuring worldwide coverage at a base map level.
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    Mission Specific

    Most importantly, the Center can assist in design and implementation of Line Operational Simulations, including Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT), Special Purpose Operational Training, and Line Operational Flight Evaluation.
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    Services & Courses

    The Era Training Center is dedicated to providing the highest-quality helicopter training services for industry-wide safety and excellence.
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Era Training Center

Era Training Center is recognized around the industry for its high level of professionalism and commitment to safety and excellence. In today’s market, there is no substitute for professionalism and Era’s people are dedicated to being the best in the business.

And how do you become the best? Train. Retrain. And then train some more. Our dedication to comprehensive training is the key to our success. We offer a wide range of courses to hone the skills of helicopter pilots to the specific aircraft and missions, e.g. offshore and EMS, with data developed in the field by professional pilots with years of experience. Era Training Center then lets you back up your FTD training with real-time training using Era Helicopters' diverse fleet of aircraft at the nearby headquarters.

Our facility is located at the Lake Charles Regional Airport near Era Helicopters’ headquarters in Southwest Louisiana. At the heart of the facility are three state-of-the art helicopter flight training devices (FTDs) manufactured specifically for the Center by Frasca International. The Center also includes the finest in high-tech classrooms, custom briefing areas, administrative offices, and amenities.

Learn more about our services and courses.

For any questions pertaining to course registration or curriculum please contact:

Era Training Center
960 West Lincoln Road
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607
Phone: +1 (337) 656-4200
Fax 1: +1 (281) 670-0724
Fax 2: +1 (281) 670-0725

Mike White
Training Center Manager

AW139 Training Program

  • ETC’s AW139 Training Program Receives Part 142 Approval. Click here to learn more.

State-of-the-art FTDs

  • Era Training Center features three of the finest Level 6 FTDs available anywhere, the AS350B2, the EC135 CPDS P2+, and the AW139.

Inspection Authorization (IA) Refresher Seminar

  • Era Training Center offers IA Refresher training. Click for more information on the course.

Night Vision Goggle Training Expanded

  • As NVGs continue to proliferate within civil and paramilitary organizations, ETC has answered the call for a superior NVG training solution. Find out more about our program.