While flying a helicopter enjoy the view and almost unlimited possibilities to land close to your destination and to be part of the extraordinairy world of aviation.

Together with you we promote competent pilot skills but also the joy of flying helicopters.


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Theory courses

A thorough theoretical knowledge is a requirement for understanding all aspects of helicopter flying

In cooperation with Royal West Aviation Club you can subcribe to and attend theory classes to become Private Pilot. These classes normally start in autumm on Saturday mornings in the clubhouse training facilities.  Costs per attendee for the whole theory course and materials are
only € 400.

Sightseeing Flight

You can contact West Aviation Club to inquire about helicopter sightseeing flight possibility in a four seat Robinson R44.
Call +32 58 31 23 67

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Fight Lessons for Private Pilot Helicopter

You start your flight training in a two seat Robinson R22 helicopter. After you passed the Private Pilot Helicopter exam most people want to be trained on our four seat Robinson R44 helicopters.

Night Flying

TopCat offers Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Night Flying theory and flight training. Koksijde AB offers unique possibilities without additional costs on top.


Further training possibilities:

  • Bell 47


Turbine helicopter type rating

A significant step up in your qualifications would be a turbine helicopter rating. Turbine helicopters have more power and fly faster and require additional training. TopCat Helicopters can help you transition to turbine helicopter rating.

Turbine Helicopter possibilities:

  • Robinson R66

  • EC 120

  • Bell 206 (Jetranger)

  • Bell 47 Soloy


About us

Meet The Team
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Airport base is Koksijde (EBFN). Entry point via Royal West Aviation Club. Address: Ten Bogaerdelaan 15, 8670 Koksijde


Ann Lechat

Flight instructor, head of training and owner

Single & multi engine helicopter pilot / instructor. Also EASA and FAA Aviation Medical Examiner. For availability see reservation system.


Karel Kinabel

Flight instructor

Former Belgian Airforce Sea King and NH90 pilot and instructor. Also mostly available during the week. Consult our reservation system.

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Benjamin de Kaste

Flight instructor

Helicopter pilot Airbus H145. For availability see reservation system.

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