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Private Pilot Training

Your Private Pilot Certificate lets you fly helicopters for fun and recreation— giving rides to friends and family or flying for your own transport. It’s the first step toward building the skills needed for your Commercial Pilot Certificate. You’ll be in the cockpit from day one, getting hands-on experience.

This course is the first step for every pilot. You learn how to safely conduct basic flight maneuvers and proper aeronautical decision making. After safely demonstrating selected maneuvers and sound judgment in the aircraft, you get to do something you will remember for the rest of your life; fly solo for the first time. Every detail of that experience will be vivid in your memory from what the weather was like to how the aircraft felt when you looked over and realized your instructor’s seat was empty. Soloing in a helicopter is an experience not many people have achieved and it is something to be proud of. During the next phase of your training, you will take the helicopter on cross-country flights. Heli Aviation‘s headquarter is uniquely positioned in Sarasota, Florida, and Broomfield (Denver), Colorado. Once you have completed the solo and cross country requirements, you will take the FAA practical test also known as a check ride with an FAA-designated examiner (DPE). When you successfully complete the checkride, you will be a private pilot! The FAA minimum hour requirement for a Private Pilot Certificate is 40 hours of flight training. However, we can’t guarantee a specific minimum for completion, as everyone learns at a different rate.

Still Undecided?
Book an introductory flying lesson and take the controls with an experienced instructor by your side! The ultimate thrill and adrenaline rush that’s sure to bring a smile to your face! Starting at just $159. Call our office at (941) 355-1525.


Be at least 17 years of age.
Read, speak & understand the English language.
Hold at least a 3rd Class FAA Medical.
(we will assist you during your application phase)
Weight does not exceed 230 lbs.


30 hrs Dual Training in a Robinson R22
10 hrs Solo Training in a Robinson R22
25 hrs Ground Instruction


Pass an FAA Written Knowledge Test
Pass an Oral and Practical Flight Test


Start your training at any time.
Estimated Duration: 5 to 6 Weeks


$13,300 USD $12,900 pre-paid
Pay as you go, NO upfront payments. Call about Financing. Medical, Books & Training Material not included.