Helicopter Flight Training

Flight Training

Introductory Flight

Safety, Controls & Flight
Private Helicopter Pilot

Private Helicopter Pilot

FAR 141 Private Pilot Certification
Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating

FAR 141 Instrument Rating
Commercial Helicopter Pilot

Commercial Helicopter Pilot

FAR 141 Commercial Pilot Certification

Minimum Required Instruction Hours

FAA Certification With Instructor Solo Hours Ground School *Total Min. Required Hrs.
FAR Part 141 Private Pilot Certification Course, Helicopter 30 Hours 5 Hours 35 Hours 72 Hours
FAR Part 141 Instrument Rating Certification Course Rotorcraft, Helicopter **35 Hours - 30 Hours 67 Hours
FAR Part 141 Commercial Pilot Certification Course Rotorcraft, Helicopter 20 Hours 62.5 Hours 30 Hours 115 Hours
FAR 141 Flight Instructor Certification Course - Helicopter 25 Hours - 40 Hours 67 Hours
FAR 141 Flight Instructor Instruments Certification Course - Helicopter 15 Hours - 15 Hours 32 Hours
Additional Ratings
FAA Part 141 Private Pilot Helicopter Add-on 20 Hours 5 Hours 15 Hours 42 Hours
FAA Part 61 Helicopter Instrument Rating Add-on 21 Hours   20 Hours 43 Hours
FAA Part 61 Commercial Helicopter Add-on 25 Hours 10 Night Hrs. 20 Hours 57 Hours
FAA Part 61 Flight Instructor Helicopter Add-on 15 Hours - 20 Hours 35 Hours
FAA Part 61 Flight Instructor-Instrument Helicopter Add-on 15 Hours - 15 Hours 32 Hours
*Total hours include a 2 hour flight exam rental.
** 14 hours allowed in the FAA Approved IFR simulator.