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Dutch Country Helicopters


"Jet pilots see clouds and airports, we see the country and the final destinations"


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FAA 141 School Approved

We now have FAA Approved 141 courses for the following certificates and ratings:

- Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter

- Instrument Rating Rotorcraft Helicopter

- Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter

- Ground School Course for Private Pilot


Community College of Baltimore County


Helicopter flight training through CCBC is now available!

Please contact CCBC for details by clicking on the link below!

 Flight Training at CCBC


Bell 47 Parts for sale:

We have a selection of Bell 47 parts for sale. Please see our Maintenance Page for a list of those parts. (At the bottom of the page)


Robinson R44 Raven I Now Available

Dutch Country Helicopters is pleased to announce that a 2012 Model Robinson R44 Raven I is available as of May 2016

All ratings that DCH offers is available in the R44!

The equipment includes an HSI, a Garmin 430W and TCAS. Combining this with a 120 Knots cruise speed makes the R44 a great training platform, especially for Instrument Training. In addition, the 4* seats makes it more versatile for such work as aerial photos, surveying, tours etc.

In addition to an hourly rate, it is for a limited time possible to purchase block time at a reduced rate.

Please see the Pricing Page for details!


* 3 Passengers and 1 Pilot.


Maintenence Service Now Offered


Airplanes and Helicopters Serviced


Dutch Country Helicopter is now offering maintenance services to Airplane and Helicopter owners alike, we do not discriminate! Services to include oil changes, 100 hour and annual inspections on both fixed-wing aircraft and certain models of helicopters. Anyone that needs work performed should feel free to call the office at (717) 735-2208 for more information on what we can be of service with...or stop by for a chat. Coffee is almost always ready to go!

We just acquired the assets of East Coast Helicopter out of Gettysburg PA to increase our capabilities on the Bell 47 and Hiller helicopters!

See our Maintenance Page for info on what we offer!



Need a Designated Pilot Examiner?

Beside being the owner of Dutch Country Helicopters, Darren Lucas is also a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for Rotorcraft Helicopter.



Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Commercial/Instrument Rating, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, Flight Instructor Renewal.
LIMITATIONS: Flight Instructor limited to add-on, renewal, and reinstatement.


HELICOPTER: EC-135, HU-269, R-44, BHT-47, BHT-206, MD-500, Enstrom 

Need to schedule a check ride? Please e-mail Darren at or call him on his cell phone (717) 368-4720.

Fly safe! 


Dedicated to all that is aviation, the staff at Dutch Country Helicopters (DCH) extends an open invitation to come and explore the country and reach your goals. DCH offers many ways in which to serve you and all your flight training needs. We believe in preserving the future of aviation and welcome you to become a part of that future. Whether your goal is to obtain a Private Pilot certificate to fly with friends and family, or to obtain a Commercial pilot's certificate to pursue a career in the aviation industry, DCH is here to assist you.

As of October 1, 2010, DCH is now under the ownership and management of Darren Lucas. Darren has been a flight instructor at DCH since 2003. Darren brings the same professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to the company and will continue to strive to maintain the goals of the company to provide a quality, professional learning experience for those individuals who aim for excellence.

Our goal is to bring aviation to these individuals interested in learning to fly by allowing everyone to experience the beauty and all of its joys while adhering to the level of professionalism it deserves. Our instructors provide an environment of fun and professionalism. They take their positions as flight instructors very seriously. At the same time, we want to provide a place where those interested in learning to fly will want to return and continue to learn and grow as members of the aviation community. Please join us on our journey into the future;

DCH will continue to provide professional, quality training, services, and assistance for those individuals interested in aviation; either as a career or for the simple pleasure of being able to fly and achieve their goals.

Come and visit us at Lancaster Airport. Click here to see a map of our location!
Liberty Warbird Association

Dutch Country Helicopters, Inc. is proud to promote and support Liberty Warbird Association on their quest in acquiring and flying a Bell UH-1 "Huey".

Please click on Liberty Warbird Association's logo and read more about what LWA stands for and information about the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. Know by so many as the "Huey"!

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Dutch Country Helicopters was last updated:Sunday 19 February 2017, 11:46

Well done to Bill on his First Solo in the S300CBi on Tuesday, February 7, 2017!


Well done to Audrey on passing her Private Pilot checkride in the S300CBi on Friday, February 3, 2017!


Well done to Tom on passing his Private Pilot add-on checkride in the S300CBi on Friday, November 11, 2016!







I flew 5 hours with Zoe this week and I wanted to express how amazed I am at her ability to instruct and fly the S-300. She told me she has about 140 hours in helicopters. I have flown with people with 1500-2000 hours that couldn't hold a candle to her. Dutch Country is truly fortunate to have her. Jason W
Jason W - 26 Feb 2015
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