Commercial Pilot Training
To fly for hire, you will need to have a Commercial Pilot Certificate. This is the necessary second step for those who aspire to become Professional Helicopter Pilots and/or Certified Flight Instructors. This training will take you beyond what you learned in the Private pilot training and provide advanced training. You will start with ground training which includes advanced helicopter aerodynamics and the rules and regulations for operating a helicopter commercially. The emphasis in this stage of the training is placed on professionalism, helicopter power management, pinnacles, confined areas and using good judgment.
It is not uncommon for some students to include an Instrument Rating during Commercial training in order to build up the number of required hours between their Private Pilot Certificate and their Commercial Pilot Certificate. Combining the two ratings is the most cost efficient path. Our unique training program gives you extensive experience that far exceeds basic requirements for a helicopter flying career to make you more employable on today’s competitive job market. You must hold a Private Pilot Certificate before you can advance to the helicopter Commercial Certificate. You can begin at any age, but you must be 18 to qualify for the Commercial Certificate.
Hold at least a Private Pilot Rotorcraft Certificate.
Be at least 17 years of age.
Able to read, speak & understand the English language.
Hold at least a 3rd Class Medical.
Weight does not exceed 240 lbs.
Start your training anytime.
40 hrs Dual Training in a Robinson R22
5 hrs Dual IFR Training in a Robinson R22
50 hrs Solo Training in a Robinson R22
20 hrs Ground Instruction
*CPL based on 50 hrs previous flying experience. Additional rotorcraft hours may be credited towards this rating.
Pass an FAA Written Knowledge Test
Pass an Oral and Practical Flight Test
4 to 6 Weeks
$28,350 USD$27,850 pre-paid
Pay as you go, NO upfront payments. Call about Financing. Books & Training Material not included.