Fort Worth, TX, United States

Train at our global headquarters

Our state-of-the-art facility occupies 100,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and hangar space. We'll help your pilots master flight on our Bell-owned aircraft and certified FFS and FTD simulators. We'll prepare your technicians for any maintenance case on our production representative maintenance training devices. Come experience our world-class instructors and Texas hospitality.


Exceeding 230,000 total flight hours, with the combined experience of more than 250 years of technical instruction. Winning HAI Outstanding Flight Instructor, Safety, and Communication awards. Offering the first FAA approved night vision goggle course in the world. These are only a few of our accomplishments in a long history of supporting the world's pilots.

Our airfield

Named in honor of our most notable pilot, the Floyd Carlson Airfield opened on July 9, 2018. For over 40 years, Floyd Carlson flew every first flight of a Bell aircraft. A true pioneer, Carlson’s legacy represents the passion and dedication of our people.

The airfield offers a raised landing platform and runways for training critical emergency landing maneuvers – a world-recognized differentiator of Bell’s customer training experience.


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Arrival information

Bell Training Academy – Fort Worth, TX
9601 Trinity Blvd.
Hurst, TX 76053

Class Hours: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm (Monday-Friday); Flight schedules, including NVG flights, may vary outside these hours.

Training Materials: All supplies, training materials, and tools required for training are furnished by the training academy. Training materials are provided to the customer on the first day of class.

Security Regulations: Your passport and US Visa (if required for entry into US) or your US ID is required to enter our facility. All hand-carried items are subject to inspection by the security guard. An identification badge is issued on the first day of class and must be worn at all times while at our facility. Please do not enter any other Bell facilities without permission. Please refrain from taking photographs or videos.

Dress Code: Casual clothing such as jeans are acceptable. Tank tops and shorts are not permitted. For your safety, please be advised that only covered shoes are allowed.

Lunch Break: We provide complimentary lunch, coffee and tea, and hotel sponsored snack breaks. Vending machines with soft drinks, candy, and snacks are located in our cafeteria equipped with a microwave oven and refrigerator. Numerous fast food and full-service restaurants are also located nearby.

Travel: We are located approximately 20 minutes from DFW Airport and recommend that departing airline reservations are made for flights after 6:00 pm on your last day of class.

Translation Services: Please arrange for any required translator services. For security reasons, please email us your translator's information,including their name and nationality, at least one week before your class start date.

Inspectors: Please arrange for any additional inspector/auditor services required for your regulatory training. For security reasons, please email us your guests' information, including their name and nationality, at least one week before your class start date.

Visitors: As a defense contractor installation, visits by guests or family members (including young children) are restricted by the Bell Security Department. Prior authorization must be obtained for visits by family members.

Hotels & accommodations

Many of these hotels have special rates and provide free shuttle service for Bell Training Academy students. Please coordinate with the hotel for any special rates or transportation options.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Bedford DFW West 2mi / 3km
TownePlace Suites by Marriott – Dallas Bedford 3mi / 5km
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth Northeast 4mi / 6km
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DFW West - Hurst 4mi / 6km
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas at Hurst Conference Center 4mi / 6km
La Quinta Inn and Suites Fort Worth/ NE Mall 4mi / 6km
Super 8 DFW West by Wyndham 4mi / 6km
Comfort Inn & Suite Euless 5mi / 8km
SpringHill Suites DFW Airport / CentrePort 7mi / 11km
Sonesta Simply Suites 8mi / 13km
Hyatt Place Dallas/North/Arlington/Grand Prairie 10mi / 16km
Car rentals
Avis Car Rental Discount Code: D757364 Phone: +1 1-800-331-7423
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Bedford, TX) Discount Code: XZ9C565 Phone: +1 817-571-2336
National Car Rental Discount Code: XZ9C565 Phone: +1 1-800-CAR-RENT

Connect with the Bell Training Academy

Physical Address

Bell Training Academy

9601 Trinity Blvd.

Hurst, TX 76053

Mailing Address
Bell Training Academy
Mail Stop 8A-61
P.O. Box 482
Fort Worth, TX 76101


Phone: (800) 368-2355

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