Welcome to FlyCorp

Take advantage of Robb Grubb’s 25 years experience in the commercial helicopter industry when needing contract helicopter pilot services, designated pilot examiner services, primary and advanced flight instruction or aviation consultation.

His broad experience base and time in the industry assures you receive safe and efficient flying. A high attention to detail regarding aircraft care and customer satisfaction is always a priority.


  • Precision & Production External Loads

  • Vertical Reference Long Line up to 250 feet

  • Air Taxi & Charter

  • Tours

  • Property & Right of Way Survey

  • Fish & Wildlife Survey

  • Timber Survey & Support

  • Powerline Construction, Inspection & Patrol

  • Photo, Video & Film

  • Forest Fire Support & Suppression (State & Federal)

  • Natural Resource Project & Scientific Support

  • Search & Locate

  • Aerial Mapping with LIDAR, FLIR & Color Imaging

  • Primary & Advanced Flight Instruction

  • 135 Check Airman Duties

  • Designated Pilot Examiner Activities


  • FAA License | Commercial Rotorcraft | Helicopter

  • FAA Ratings | CFI | Helicopter

  • FAA Part 133 | 135 | 137 Qualified

  • USFS | DOI Carded Since 2002

  • Providing Pilot Services Since 1992

  • Designated Pilot Examiner Since 2010


  • PIC Helicopter: 8000 +

  • Part 133 : 3000 +

  • Part 135 : 500 +

  • Part 137 : 50 +

  • Alaska : 525 +

  • Mountain (CFR 95) : 6000 +

  • As CFI : 1500 +

  • State & Federal Fire : 900 +

  • Wildlife Survey : 800 +


FAA Management experience consists of 135 Director of Operations, 135 & 133 Chief Pilot, 135 Check Airman, 135 Company Instructor, 137 Supervisor & Designated Pilot Examiner duties. Other aviation business duties have included private sector and agency contract management, contract bidding, office management, sales, marketing, customer relations, floor sweeping and commercial fuel service truck driving.



Managed by NM09 Portland FSDO and Authorized to Conduct:

  • VFR | Rotorcraft – Helicopter

  • Private (PE)

  • Commercial (CE)

  • Certified Flight Instructor (IFIE & FIE)

  • SFAR 73 | CFI Endorsements

  • sUAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems; (RPE)

  • AIRCRAFT : Bell 206 Series | R44 | R22 | G2 Cabri

For Private, Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor tests, please contact Robb Grubb direct for inquiries and scheduling.

Your check ride is a business relationship between yourself and the DPE. You should communicate directly with the designated examiner regarding any questions you may have about the test, its content, schedule or other expectations. Robb is available and happy to answer questions and attempt to put your mind at ease for the big day! As a DPE, Robb Grubb is representing the FAA and their pilot certification process and is not an employee of the FAA or the flight school.

The two PDF links contain information on pricing, scheduling and a checklist of information to bring the day of your check ride.


This flight training consists of a systematic approach to all training elements ensuring thorough coverage and learning by the student. Along with thorough ground briefings and flight training, Flycorp provides mission and profile specific training aids via this website as part of the complete training syllabus. These courses have been developed and improved over the years to enhance a pilots proficiency and capabilities in the utility helicopter industry. Aeronautical decision making and risk management skills are emphasized in all courses, ensuring that the pilot will be able to assess and decide in high pressure situations.

Stand out of the crowd by having developed the professionalism and increased capabilities that Operators are looking for in a helicopter pilot.


  • Bag of Fuel Course

  • Complete Course


  • Bag of Fuel Course

  • Complete Course

  • Agency Fire Course


  • Part 61 Flight Reviews

  • SFAR 73 CFI Endorsements

  • Insurance Evaluations

  • Enhanced Autorotations

All Training Courses Provide:

  • Current & Experienced Instructor

  • Flight Instructor Working in the Industry

  • In-depth, Regimented Training Syllabus

  • Access to Online Mission Training Aids

  • Bell 206B III, AS350B-3, MD / Hughes 500D or R44 Platform

The “Bag of Fuel” courses are designed to introduce a pilot to the profile / techniques during a 2-3 hour flight. The “Complete” courses are in-depth ground and flight sessions with industry completion standards. 

When searching for a school or flight instructor to provide you with external load or mountain flying skills, be sure that you will be flying with an instructor that has those skills and experience themselves. Advanced flight training is relatively expensive and is an important investment to your career.

NOTE: AWA / Robb Grubb provides pilot and flight instructor services only. AWA does not own or operate aircraft. Robb Grubb can provide an aircraft under a rental agreement from a 3rd party owner  / operator. Customers can also provide their own aircraft during the course of a program if desired.

External load and mountain flying skills are two of the major skill sets utility / charter companies want to see in their potential pilot hires.


Download information in PDF format for advanced flight instruction courses:

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