Listing Number: 2401-941022
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.
FAA Part 135 (Charter Full certificate), Part 61/141 Flight School). The Part 135 Full Certificate is the highest level and enables flexibility like traveling interstate. Chief Pilot, Director of Operations and Director of Maintenance positions are required to maintain the full certificate. Part 91 LOA for air tours, Approved Drug and Alcohol testing. Caltrans permit to land on boats - pending. SEVIS certification received effective 6/1/23 (student exchange visitor program which will enable company to issue i20 and M1 Visas). This represents an very significant growth opportunity for the future.
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). Contract with LA county for Dam inspection. Pending contract with NOAA should yield 4 or more flights weekly.
Cut the line! These certifications 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. Zero accidents on record. 100% safety record.
6 FT Pilots, 2 PT Pilots, 1 Operations Manager, 1 Front Desk Supervisor, 2 Clerical – All W2
CEO/Chief Pilot are part time.
All processes and systems (including SMS safety) are fully documented. Training manuals exist for every role. No single employee “IS” the company. CEO may be available after the sale as a 10-20% minority owner or simply in an advisory capacity.
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, Media/New Company. 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.
Recent Revenue: 2018 $1.2, 2019 $1.3M, 2020 $1M and 2021 $1.68M, 2022 $1.36M
Significant investment and operational efficiencies have set new owner up for accelerated growth in revenue and earnings in 2023 and beyond. Capital investment in 2021 & 2022 resulted in two owned R44 Helicopters and two R22…along with a new full motion flight simulator. The change in strategy involving commissioning owned vs. leased helicopters has 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.
Monthly lease on NEW hanger: $6300 (Including helipads).
Buyer will assume approximately $1,000,000 in long term debt @ 3.75%. Owned helicopters and a flight simulator valued over $1.4M will transfer. Licenses valued over $600k will transfer. About $400,000 undeployed capital could also transfer at same interest rate. 2022 Gross: $1,345,360.53, SDE: $346,970.15. Price: $1,600,000.
- Price: $ 1,600,000
- Down Payment: $1,500,000
- Sellers Discretionary Earnings: $ 346,970
- Total Sales: $ 1,345,361
- Location: California
- Inventory: $ 0
- FF&E: $ 0
- Employees: 10
- Year Established: 2014
- Reason for Selling: Other Responsibilities
- Category: Aviation
Business Listed By:
- Linnea Westlake
- Phone: (925) 209-4592
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org