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Private Pilot

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


Private Pilot: $ 18,360 based on minimum flight time required
The first two questions everyone asks. How much and how long does it take? The universal answer: It depends on the ability and motivation of the student.
FAA Regulation Minimums:

Steps Required:

  1. Obtain an FAA third class medical certificate
  2. Complete ground school for the Robinson R44
  3. Log sufficient flight training
  4. Pass an FAA written test
  5. Pass an FAA oral and flight test

Requirements for obtaining your Private Pilot helicopter license are as follow:

  • 40 hours minimum flight time in helicopter, including:
    • 20 hours of dual flight instruction, including:
      • 3 hours of dual cross-country flight
      • 3 hours of night flight, including 50NM x-country and 10 take offs and landings
      • 3 hours in preparation for the flight test
    • 10 hours of solo flight time, including:
      • 3hrs of cross-country flight, including 100NM x-country.

Estimated Costs:

     
  • 20 Hours Flight Training with Instructor @ $420
  •       $ 8,400
         
  • 10 Hours Solo @ $420
  •       $ 4,200
         
  • 10 Hours with Instructor or Solo
  •       $ 4,200
         
  • 20 Hours Ground Instruction @ $40
  •       $ 800
         
  • Books and Pilot Supplies
  •       $ 250
         
  • Medical Certificate
  •       $ 70
         
  • Written Test
  •       $ 90
         
  • Checkride with Pilot Examiner
  •       $ 350
         
  • Total
  •       $ 18,360

    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 test.  Pricing is based on 10 Hour Block Rates.



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