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Commercial Pilot

ALL FLIGHT TRAINING IS COMPLETED IN A ROBINSON R44 (Not R22!)


Commercial Pilot: $ 65,720
FAA Regulation Minimums:

Steps Required:

  1. Obtain an FAA private helicopter pilot's license
  2. Obtain an FAA second class medical certificate
  3. Complete the ground school course
  4. Log sufficient flight training
  5. Pass an FAA written test
  6. Pass an FAA oral and flight test

 

Minimum requirements for obtaining your Commercial Pilot helicopter license are as follow:

  • 150 hours minimum flight time as a pilot that consists of, at least:
    • 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in helicopters
    • 100 hours as Pilot-in-command flight time, which includes, at least:
      • 35 hours in helicopters and
      • 10 hours cross-country flight in helicopters
    • 5 hours of instrument training in a helicopter **New**
    • 4 hours cross-country (2 hours day / 2 hours night)
    • 10 hours solo flight time, which includes, at least:
      • 5 hours in night/VFR conditions
    • 3 hours in preparation for the flight test

Estimated Cost:

     
  • Private Pilot License 40 Hours
  •       $ 18,360
         
  • 20 Hours Instruction @ $420
  •       $ 8,400
         
  • 90 Hours Pilot in Command (PIC) @ $420
  •       $ 37,800
         
  • 10 Hours Ground Instruction @ $40
  •       $ 400
         
  • Books and Pilot Supplies
  •       $ 250
         
  • Medical Certificate
  •       $ 70
         
  • Written Test
  •       $ 90
         
  • Checkride with Pilot Examiner
  •       $ 350
         
  • Total
  •       $ 65,720

    The above are minimum hours required to be eligible for the practical test. Average students can expect to be closer to 50 hour + total time in preparation for the Private Pilot test and Pilot in Command hours can be acquired in a R22 at a lower rate or Fixed Wing PIC time can count toward the required amount.  Pricing is based on 10 Hour Block Rates.



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