These are minimum time requirements required by the FAA.
The actual flight experience required by an average primary student in preparation for a Private Pilot FAA check ride is typically a minimum of 50 hrs.

Private Pilot Helicopter FAR 61.109(c)

  • 40 hours of Total Flight Time
  • 20 hours of Dual Instruction
  • 10 hours of Solo Flight
  • Be at least 17 years of age at time of check ride (can start training at 16 years of age)

Commercial Pilot Helicopter FAR 61.129(c)

  • Must hold at least a Private Pilot certificate
  • 150 hours of Total Flight Time
  • 100 hours in Powered Aircraft, which 50 hours must be in helicopters.
  • 100 hours of Pilot-In-Command flight time which includes at least:
  •         35 hours in helicopters; and 10 hours in cross country flight time
  • 20 hours of Dual Instruction, which includes at least:
  •         5 hours of Instrument training in an aircraft
  •         2 hours day VFR cross country in a helicopter
  •         2 hours night VFR cross country in a helicopter
  • 10 hours of Solo Flight in a helicopter which includes at least:
  •         One cross country flight
  •         5 hours in night VFR conditons
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate
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Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter FAR 61.183(j)

  • Must hold at least a Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter certificate
  • 15 hours of Pilot-In-Command flight time in a helicopter
  • Be at least 18 years of age
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Add On Ratings - Helicopter

*Quoted on Request

  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instuctor 
  • Helicopter Instrument


Hiller Helicopter Transition Logbook Endorsement
(For rated helicopter pilots or Helicopter CFI desiring Hiller experience)

5- Hrs. Minimum Dual

 

** International Flight Students Welcome

** (TSA and FAA Clearances Required in Advance)

FAA Pilot Certification Requirements