Helicopter Private Pilot Training

Helicopter  training with a  goal of flying for pleasure or personal business begins with the Helicopter Private Pilot  Course.  Additional courses such as Instrument Pilot Training and Turbine Transition Training can be added to basic  pilot training  to enhance safety and  add capability.


Helicopter Private Pilot Course

  • Minimum 46 hours of helicopter flight time (Robinson R44)
  • Minimum 40 hours of ground training
  • Written exam
  • Practical flight test by FAA Designee
Course Prerequisites
  • Medical certificate
  • U.S. Citizenship or TSA pre-approval

Approximate cost $26,000 to $30,000


Helicopter Instrument Pilot Course

  • Minimum 30 hours of ground training
  • Minimum 40 hours of instrument flight training
    • Up to 25 hours may be performed in an airplane or simulator
  • Written exam
  • Practical flight test by FAA Designee
Course Prerequisites
  • Medical certificate
  • U.S. Citizenship or TSA pre-approval
  • Private pilot certificate or higher
  • 30+ hours of cross-country pilot in-command flight time

Approximate Cost $10,000 to $22,000


Other Courses Available

  • Turbine Transition
  • VFR & IFR Pilot Refresher Courses (includes Flight Review)
  • Special Operations Training
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