Code of Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR Part 61.127(b)(3) details the areas of operation in which training must be received for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Certificate - Rotorcraft Category, Helicopter Class Rating, and 14 CFR Part 61.129(c) details the minimum training requirements for the issue of a certificate.
In practice, a pilot who completed a private certificate in 60 hours would have 50 hours of dual instruction and 10 hours of solo/PIC time logged. They would need to complete a further 90 hours of flight time to meet the 150 hour minimum requirement, and the 20 hours of dual instruction on the course can be included within this flight time. Most pilots also include the instrument rating (IR) during their hour building phase to gain the most from the flight time.
The course is based on this typical scenario, and those students who have more time logged need only complete the flight time required to meet the minimums for both PIC time and total flight time.
Course Outline & Fees
- 20 hours of dual flight instruction | $7,000
- 70 hours of PIC flight time (if required for hour building) | $21,000
- 35 hours of ground instruction (one-to-one) | $2,100
- FAA written knowledge test | $165
- Practical test and checkride | $600
Course Total - $30,865
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Minimum eligibility requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language to at least ICAO level 4 (minimum operational level)
- Hold an FAA second class medical certificate
- Pass a multiple choice written knowledge examination
- Complete 20 hours of dual instruction on the areas of operation in 14 CFR Part 61.127(b)(3) - included in the 150 hours total time requirement
- Complete a minimum of 150 hours of total flight time, of which 50 hours of flight time must be in helicopters
- Complete 100 hours of PIC time, of which 35 hours must be in helicopters
- Pass a practical test with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner – the test comprises an oral exam and a flight test