Code of Federal Aviation Regulations 14 CFR Part 61.65(c) details the areas of operation in which training must be received for the issue of an Instrument-Helicopter Rating, and 14 CFR Part 61.65(e) details the minimum training requirements for the issue of a rating.
A pilot who holds a private certificate and is seeking to gain a commercial certificate with instrument rating privileges will normally complete the instrument-helicopter rating whilst building hours towards the commercial certificate requirements.
The course is based on the minimum requirements, as those pilots who would benefit from additional training can complete this training within their hour building and do not need to budget for extra funds.
Course Outline & Fees
- 40 hours of dual flight instruction | $14,000
- 25 hours of ground instruction (one-to-one) | $1,500
- FAA written knowledge test | $165
- Practical test and checkride | $600
Course Total - $16,265
If you have any questions, want to know more or would like to speak to us about booking this course please call us on (00) 1 772 607 2624 or click the button below.
Minimum eligibility requirements:
- Be at least 17 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 third class medical certificate
- Hold at least an FAA private pilot certificate - rotorcraft-helicopter
- Pass a multiple choice written knowledge examination
- Complete 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument flight time
- Complete a minimum of 15 hours of dual instruction on the areas of operation in 14 CFR Part 61.65(c) - included within the 40 hours of total instrument flight time
- Complete a minimum of 50 hours of cross-country flight time, of which 10 hours must be in helicopters
- Pass a practical test with an FAA Designated pilotexaminer – the test comprises an oral exam and a flight test