COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE (CPL)

PROFESSIONAL PILOT

Eligibility requirements

  • Hold a current Commercial Pilot Certificate (CPL) or an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATPL)
  • 18 years old
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (prior to first solo flight)
  • Maximum weight 275 lb. 


Course requirements and costs

§61.191
The Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) training program will follow the same format as the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) training program.


There are no additional flight experience requirements in the helicopter beyond preparing with an authorized Instructor.  


FAA REGULATIONS REQUIRE 200 HOURS OF HELICOPTER FLIGHT TIME TO INSTRUCT IN THE R44. (SFAR 73 TO PART 61)

Course completion

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


CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI)

FAA minimum requirements

Based on the FAA minimums §61.129(c) and the average pilot

40 HOURS DUAL FLIGHT TRAINING 



$464 per hour



$18.560
10 hours solo FLIGHT
$425 per hour
$3.250
FAA WRITTEN EXAM
$150
$150
HELICOPTER RENTAL FOR PRACTICAL TEST 
$430 per hour 
$430
TOTAL COST 

$22.390

PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE (PPL)

Eligibility requirements

  • Hold a current Commercial Pilot Certificate (CPL) or an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATPL)
  • 18 years old
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (prior to first solo flight)
  • Maximum weight 275 lb. 


Course requirements and costs

§61.183
The certified flight instructor course requires at least 15 hours of pilot in command in category and class of aircraft. The instructor course is the transition to the left seat as well as mastering teaching. 


FAA regulations require 200 hours of helicopter flight time to instruct in the R44. (SFAR 73 to part 61)



Course completion

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


 A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIfiCATE (PPL) IS THE FIRST STEP FOR ALL PILOTS. After completing the Private pilot certificate you can work towards:

  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Commercial Certificate (CPL)
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)

Course completion

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


INSTRUMENT RATING (IR)

Eligibility requirements

  • No minimum or maximum age (16 years old before first solo flight, 17 years old before flight test)
  • No prior experience required
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (prior to first solo flight)
  • Maximum weight 275 lb. 


Course requirements and costs


Course completion

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


Course completion

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


FAA minimum requirements

Based on the FAA minimums §61.65(e) and the average pilot

50 HOURS DUAL FLIGHT TRAINING 



$464 per hour



$23.200
FAA WRITTEN EXAM
$150 per hour
$150
HELICOPTER RENTAL FOR PRACTICAL TEST 
$425 per hour 
$425
TOTAL COST 

$23.775

THE AVERAGE PILOT

Based on the  average pilot 

40 HOURS DUAL FLIGHT TRAINING 



$464 per hour



$18.560
10 hours solo flight 
$425 per hour
$4.250 
FAA Written Exam
$150
$150
15 HOURS GROUND INSTRUCTION
$55
$825
Helicopter rental for practical test 
$425 per hour
$425
TOtal Cost 


$24.210






CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENT (CFII)

Eligibility requirements

  • Hold a current Private Pilot Certificate
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (prior to first solo flight)
  • Maximum weight 275 lb. 


Course requirements and costs

all pilots will have different hours after completing the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. This makes the commercial certificate difficult to price accurately. 
Listen below is the faa minimums and the average pilot after completing PPL(H) and IR(H).  


Eligibility requirements

  • Hold a current Private Pilot Certificate
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (prior to first solo flight)
  • Maximum weight 275 lb. 


Course requirements and costs


FAA minimum requirements

Based on the FAA minimums §61.109

30 HOURS DUAL FLIGHT TRAINING 



$464 per hour



$13.920
10 hours solo flight 
$425 per hour
$4.250 
FAA Written Exam
$150
$150
Helicopter rental for practical test 
$425 per hour
$425
TOtal Cost 


$18.745