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Helicopter Flight School and Touring

Listing Number: 2401-229036

Description

Helicopter Flight School and Touring

Premier Accredited Helicopter Flight School, Tour, Aerial Media & Charter Business.

Founded in 2014 by two pilots, Anthelion Helicopters is a premier Southern CA helicopter flight training school and helicopter tour company. Company is committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and safety for all visitors looking to take helicopter training classes, helicopter tours, aerial media, charter flights, gender reveals, City events, weddings, Aircraft management or finding a Helicopter Ride in So CA. Located at the best helicopter training airport in LA.
Partnership separation and absentee ownership is forcing sale. At this time, though the business is quite profitable and positioned for significant growth, its physical assets are worth more than the cash flow.

Physical Assets to be sold or transferred together:
Two owned R44 Helicopters and two R22 (one with instruments)…along with a new full motion flight simulator – estimated value at $1,400,000.
FAA Part 135 (Charter Full certificate). The Part 135 Full Certificate is the highest level and enables flexibility like traveling interstate.
Part 61/141 Flight School). Chief Pilot, Director of Operations and Director of Maintenance positions are required to maintain the full certificate.
Part 91 LOA for air tours.
SEVIS certification received effective 6/1/23 (student exchange visitor program which will enable company to issue i20 and M1 Visas). This represents a very significant growth opportunity for the future.
Certificate and Certifications – estimated value $600,000.
Cut the line! These certifications and certificates take many years (6-8) to secure and newcomers to the 141-flight school side can’t even apply until business has been operational for 2 years.
NEW Hanger: Investment $100,000
Helicopter parts: estimated value $50,000
Various other physical assets: 7- person golf cart, mobile fuel and pumping system and other hanger equipment. Estimated value. $10,000
Hanger FFE: estimated value $25,000.
Though the value of the physical assets are what is being sold, the entire company is available to transfer. Three of 4 helicopters are recently refurbished. Once of the R22 will likely need to be refurbished later this year. Company is the ONLY operator in California to have the Guimbal G2 Cabri advanced trainer and the only school in the So. CA area to have an FAA accredited helicopter flight training device (simulator). Zero accidents on record. 100% safety record. All processes and systems (including SMS safety) are fully documented. Training manuals exist for every role. No single employee “IS” the company.
CEO/Chief Pilot have been largely absentee but available as needed part time to assist transition. The CEO may be available after the sale in an advisory capacity. Current Staff: Ops Manager, Assistant Chief Pilot, Front Desk Admin, 4 Pilots, mostly absentee owners (both Pilots).
Current revenue streams: Flight Training, Charter, Tours, Aerial Photography and videography, Gender Reveal (first in the country to make it into a viable commercial product), Aircraft Management. Events and ground-based training facilitated by NEW 4500 sqft hanger and new flight simulator; industry galas, company team building, kids parties and weddings.
Marketing: Social Media (Largest flight school Instagram in LA and proven income generator), Facebook, Youtube, Tiktok, LinkedIn SEO, Ad Campaigns, Publications, Website, Trip Advisor, Fare Harbor (on-line sales) and more…LA Helicopters.com, Gifting website, exclusive supplier to www.luxuryhelicoptertours.com, 100 5 star yelp reviews, top of page SEO on many relevant keywords.
Significant investment and operational efficiencies have set the next owner operator up for accelerated growth in revenue and earnings beyond 2023 actual. Capital investment in 2021 & 2022 resulted in owned vs. leased helicopters. The change in strategy resulted in significant annual expense reduction and the NEW hanger and flight simulator are now adding new income streams in general and opportunities to generate income when the weather isn’t appropriate for flying.
Bring or earn your pilot license, hire more pilots, or train and employ them to grow the business to its potential.
Recent Revenue: 2018 $1.2, 2019 $1.3M, 2020 $1M and 2021 $1.68M, 2022 $1.36M, 2023 $1.12M. 2022 SDE: Approximately $370,000.
Monthly lease on NEW hanger: $6300 (Including helipads).
Cash and debt will not transfer. Price: $1,800,000.

Listing Details

  • Price: $ 1,800,000
  • Down Payment: $1,800,000
  • Sellers Discretionary Earnings: $ 370,000
  • Total Sales: $ 1,600,000
  • Location: Los Angeles County, California

  • Inventory: $ 0
  • FF&E: $ 1,800,000
  • Employees:
  • Year Established: 2014
  • Reason for Selling: Other business interests
  • Category: Aviation
Helicopter Flight School and Touring

Business Listed By:

Linnea Westlake
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