SMITHVILLE, Texas — Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH) has recently opened up a base in Smithville, Texas (84R), for flight training and scenic flights. The R-22 helicopter will be used at this location to provide the services.
Smithville airport is ideal location for flight training because it is a non-towered airport located away from town with good approaches and departures. Within a mile of the airport there is student housing available for out of town students.
Smithville is located about an hour’s drive southeast of Austin. Out of town students can fly into Austin Bergstrom Airport and JTH will pick up students at there for no charge.
JTH maintains a year round base in McMinnville, Oregon continues. Currently, instrument training is not available in Texas or California, but is available at the McMinnville location. McMinnville has both an instrument equipped R-22 and R-44 helicopter. An instrument equipped Cessna 172 and ground simulator is also available.
For more information: 503-577-6371 or JerryTrimbleHelicopters.com