The Commercial Pilot Certificate is a necessary second step for those who aspire to become Professional Helicopter Pilots and / or Certified Flight Instructors. You must hold a Private Pilot Helicopter Certificate before you can advance on the Helicopter Commercial Certificate and the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Rating, if you choose to become a Helicopter Flight Instructor. You can begin at any age, but you must be 16 years old to solo, 17 to earn your Private Pilot Certificate, and 18 to qualify for the Commercial Certificate and Flight Instructor Rating.
When adding to you Commercial Fixed-Wing rating, pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken and FAA written exam, will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.
$14,000.00. A $1,000.00 deposit confirms your position on the schedule. The balance is due 10 days prior to the start of your program. Payments are not refundable but can be used for rescheduling within 6 months. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
Robinson R22 and R44
Minimum of 100 Hour of “Pilot in Command” (PIC) Flight Time Including at Least 35 Hours PIC in a Helicopter.
Complete 35 Hours Helicopter time.
Second Class Medical or Better.
Hold a Private Pilot Helicopter Certificate (or Meet the Commercial “Add-On” Requirements).
FAA Written Test Certificate properly stamped with a grade of 80% or higher if possible. (70% is a minimum passing grade).
*If the student has not studied and is not prepared to pass the written exam upon arrival, it will add additional days to your training. A one-on-one; test preparedness course is available for $1,500.00. This is a full, 3-day, all-day, intensive training program, with your personal flight instructor, to ensure you pass the FAA written exam and must be scheduled in advance to ensure availability.
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language, or have such operating limitations placed on his/her pilot certificate as are necessary for safety.
Birth Certificate or Current Passport showing proof of US citizenship
TSA Approval if required.